What Norwich City fans were saying on the coach to Everton on Sunday

Empty seats in the away section at Everton on Sunday as many tickets were returned after Norwich wer

Empty seats in the away section at Everton on Sunday as many tickets were returned after Norwich were relegated earlier in the week. Photo: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

We joined Norwich City supporters on Sunday as they made the 510-mile round trip to Goodison Park to watch a 3-0 defeat to Everton. Here are some their views on the club's current plight.

Having left Carrow Road at 7am on Sunday and not returned until almost 11pm that night, there was plenty of time for Norwich City supporters to voice their opinions about the season that was.

Despite City fans having had the best part of a week to discuss chief executive David McNally's resignation, he was still a hot topic of conversation, with City supporter Lewie Martin telling us he was sad to see him go.

'I think it is a big loss,' he said.

'He has done really well for the club and found a great, young manager in Alex Neil so I am really sad to see him go.

'Whoever comes in now has a really tough job to do and McNally's will not be easy shoes to fill.'

However, James Earl disagreed saying he thought McNally's exit was the right decision.

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'It was a decision that shocked me but I understand why he has left and in my view it is the right decision,' he said. 'The club are very much stagnating at the moment and we need a change at the top to get the ball rolling.

'The way it came out was unprofessional and quite embarrassing but we need to move on now.'

Despite relegation, Lucia Mangili told us there are plenty of positives for Norwich to take from their campaign.

'I am pleased we had a go this year and tried to play attacking football unlike when we went down before,' he said.

'We have had some really good times this season and it is annoying that we let ourselves down in games that we should have won, which would have made all the difference.

'Alex Neil needs to get the right players in over the summer and if he does that, I am sure we will be in with a shout next year.'

City are currently a 9/4 shot to achieve promotion next term, with only Newcastle at evens better priced; but with Villa, QPR and Cardiff all likely to be in the promotion mix, it promises to be an entertaining season.

Travelling supporter Adam Hunt tipped the Canaries for an immediate return, but knows that fresh faces will have to be added to the squad.

'It won't be easy but I am confident,' he said

'If players like Klose and Redmond leave then I will be sad to see them go, but we need to focus on getting the right replacements in to make sure we have a squad good enough to get us back in the Premier League.

'Alex Neil is the right manager to take us back but he hasn't got the right squad at the moment.'

Veteran Norwich fan Gus George believes the Championship will be harder than most people think.

'The Championship is a long, hard grind and I think it is going to be a lot harder than what a lot of people think,' he said.

'There are a lot of big teams in there now and with more fixtures it is going to be tough.

'I have been to all the grounds expect Burton so am looking forward to going there, but I know it is going to be a tough year for us.'

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