David McNally

There are obvious similarities between Norwich City trek to Elland Road and a game between the Canaries and Leeds at Carrow Road back in 2010.

Norwich City has had its fair share of high-profile faces in its boardroom – but outgoing Ed Balls stands apart.

Liverpool’s former club secretary, valued by David McNally and delivering Colney’s transformation. Michael Bailey speaks exclusively to Zoe Ward – the woman who is more than simply ‘Webber’s wife’ at Norwich City.

Norwich City’s new chief operating officer Ben Kensell insists the Canaries are ready for lift-off.

Norwich City have announced a new management structure but who are the staff members stepping up following the exit of managing director Steve Stone?

Managing director Steve Stone is leaving his role at Norwich City.

Football and stability rarely go hand in hand. MICHAEL BAILEY delves a little deeper into the surprise news managing director Steve Stone has left Norwich City – and what it means for the club.

Neil Doncaster has revealed how his family life suffered during a high profile stint as Scottish football’s figurehead.

Ewan Chester had two spells heading up Norwich City’s scouting network. He spoke to Michael Bailey about some of the deals – that both came off and fell away.

After this week’s mega-money sale of a previous Norwich City deadline day signing in James Maddison, David Freezer decided to make L for last orders please, in our alternative Canaries A-Z summer series.

It used to be a strange button on your keyboard – now it has the ability to take down anyone at any time. MICHAEL BAILEY hands H in our alternative Norwich City A-Z over to the honourable Hashtag

Norwich City fans thought they had seen the last of David McNally using social media on a Saturday evening to open a can of worms.

Former Norwich City chief executive David McNally has slammed the club’s record since his departure, labelling last season’s 14th-placed finish as “embarrassing”.

James Maddison left an indelible impression on Norwich City last season. Paddy Davitt assesses what next for the precocious midfielder and the club he will leave behind, in the latest of our summer report cards.

Ahead of an important match for Preston manager Alex Neil, as he faces former club Norwich City again, David Freezer finds out how the Scot has engineered a play-off chance with North End.

UEA philosophy student Sophie Goodwin recently became the youngest person to complete 100 marathons as she reveals what keeps her going

Barnsley’s decision to make an early call to postpone Norwich City’s match at the weekend seemed like an entirely sensible thing to do. At first.

Norwich City legend Iwan Roberts reveals how running helped fill the fitness void after retiring from football

Deadline day has arrived and there is one player Norwich City supporters will be keeping an ear out for today: James Maddison.

Spud’s teaser: Which player did we sign on the last day of the transfer in March 1997 only to fail the fitness test?

Russell Martin has gone - but will he be back?

As the latest Norwich City transfer saga continues, DAVID FREEZER looks back on some of the big fees the Canaries have brought in during recent years

Chairman Ed Balls admitted he was surprised Norwich City’s ownership and potential fresh investment did not come up at this year’s annual general meeting – but that doesn’t mean the Canaries board isn’t open to the idea of a helping hand.

Tonight’s annual meeting of Norwich City is unlikely to be quite as uncomfortable as the infamous one in 2008, where Glenn Roeder treated a fan who questioned his tactics to the response: “I must have missed your tenure as England manager.”

Preston boss Alex Neil insists he bears no grudge towards Norwich City ahead of his Carrow Road return.

So here we are, the eve of the East Anglian derby. And for those who have contributed the silly bits to a huge week of build-up, you can go and lay down for a while.

Gallery Recalling the day Canaries put Boro to the sword

Monday, September 25, 2017

It’s a long haul up to Middlesbrough: a bit of A17, the perils of the A1 and then the industrial landscape of the north-east all has to be negotiated before a ball is kicked in anger.

The debate over safe standing in football grounds has taken a new twist after Liverpool supporters voted overwhelmingly in favour of rail seating in an online poll.

The majestic setting of St Paul’s Cathedral in London served as the backdrop for the funeral service of one of Norwich City Football Club’s oldest fans.

Alex Neil has revealed he spoke to former Norwich City chief executives David McNally and Jez Moxey before taking on his new job as manager at Preston North End.

271 appearances/19 goals

As the search for Norwich City’s new head coach comes to a conclusion David Freezer takes a look at the man taking on the Canaries challenge – former Borussia Dortmund U23s’ boss Daniel Farke

I was reminded of a conversation with Alex Neil as John Ruddy and his family took their bow at Carrow Road.

Moves to stabilise Norwich City’s finances and bring a fresh approach to the Canaries’ on-field quality have kicked off early – removing around £5m a season from the club’s wage bill.

Former Norwich City boss Alex Neil admitted he needed to be more ruthless in culling the Canaries’ squad after last season’s Premier League relegation.

Norwich City are to continue their backroom shake-up with the departures of three key staff members following the appointment of sporting director Stuart Webber.

Stuart Webber is tasked with plotting a footballing renaissance at Norwich City. But PADDY DAVITT argues his first major task is to help build bridges.

Perhaps the toughest thing about Wednesday’s Huddersfield humiliation was that there are still six games of the season to go.

Out with the old. In with the new. Norwich City have made it clear the new look football structure marks a radical departure. Paddy Davitt assesses who could fit the bill for the key post of head coach.

Ed Balls is convinced Norwich City’s board is right not to make a panic appointment to replace Alex Neil.

Steve Stone is out to build bridges with the Canaries’ fanbase.

Norwich City’s Championship season has contained enough turbulence without injecting any more over the run-in.

The surprise exit of chief executive Jez Moxey has not come at a helpful time for Norwich City, but manager Alex Neil is sure the decision was made with the right intentions.

Norwich City chief executive Jez Moxey resigned last night after just six months in the Carrow Road hot-seat.

Following the dramatic departure of Carrow Road chief executive Jex Moxey, finance director Steve Stone is the man who has stepped into his shoes.

The last thing Norwich City Football Club needed right now was for their chief executive to quit.

Alex Neil is rapidly turning into one of the game’s great managerial survivors as he prepares to complete a century at Norwich City this weekend.

Rightly or wrongly, one name will be on the lips of many at Carrow Road tomorrow, as Paul Lambert returns to the scene of his greatest managerial successes.

Just as you think things were picking up for Norwich City, it’s thrown all back at you and you’re made to look foolish for ever believing anything different.

We thought Norwich City’s season had already reached a natural low point but the Canaries have an uncanny ability to limbo underneath any pole the Championship can put before them.

Most City fans will see 2016 as a year to forget. Following a tame relegation another underwhelming summer transfer window which failed to address chronic defensive issues led into a Championship season that started promisingly, at least in terms of results, but appeared to have slipped into terminal decline as the year petered out.

For the first time ever as a Norwich City supporter, I’ll be missing the next game at Carrow Road – and not regretting it at all.

I guess you wouldn’t get prizes for writing such things in the last days of 2016 – but this was from my first column ahead of the new season, back in August…

As more supporters make clear their belief that Norwich City need to change their manager, thoughts are turning to the options available if Alex Neil is to leave, following an eighth defeat in 10 games.

Canaries fans are today calling for Norwich City manager Alex Neil to go after they saw their side slump to their eighth defeat in 10 games.

Huddersfield’s performance at Carrow Road was the ultimate indictment of Norwich City’s failure to get value for money from the financial benefits of four Premier League seasons and two funded by parachute payments since Paul Lambert took them up in 2011.

Promotion, promotion, promotion – Jez Moxey’s words echoed around Carrow Road at the AGM as the chief executive insisted the club’s aim of an immediate return to the Premier League hadn’t waned, despite an increasingly abysmal run of form.

It was a night of high drama at Carrow Road, but off the field of play, rather than on it, as the Norwich City Annual General Meeting took place.

Alex Neil may have been in the spotlight during Norwich City’s recent tailspin but it was the turn of the Canaries’ top brass on Wednesday night when they faced shareholders at the annual meeting.

Norwich City chief executive Jez Moxey has insisted that the key priority for the club this season is “promotion, promotion, and promotion”.

Norwich City’s annual general meeting – where the club’s shareholders meet those ’in power’ – could be one of the most contentious in years.

Ahead of this evening’s Norwich City AGM, David Freezer looks back on a tough year for the Canaries.

The Pink Un columnists have their say on Alex Neil’s future after another morale-sapping defeat at Loftus Road

The heat is on but Alex Neil is not ready to be the fall guy at Norwich City.

Norwich City’s accounts for 2015/16 show that David McNally received £1.4m following his resignation as chief executive in May.

It’s amazing how quickly that feeling in the pit of the stomach returns after a home defeat.

Norwich City chief executive Jez Moxey has calmed talk of former Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh joining the Canaries on a free transfer.

It has happened again. Most City fans have forgotten about the relegation hurt and are up for the fight once more, so it’s only appropriate I go through the reasons why we should be optimistic about this season.

Norwich City have confirmed that incoming chief executive Jez Moxey will begin his work at Carrow Road next week, after the new Chinese owners of Wolves moved swiftly to name a replacement.

Jez Moxey is worth the wait as Norwich City’s new chief executive, insists chairman Ed Balls.

Norwich City have confirmed Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey will replace David McNally as the Canaries’ new CEO.

Outgoing Wolverhampton Wanderers chief executive Jez Moxey is in the frame to take on the same role at Norwich City, I understand.

Norwich City chairman Ed Balls labelled the search for David McNally’s replacement the most important signing the club will make.

It’s that time of the year again. A football doesn’t even have to be kicked in anything approaching anger, but still our clubs are giving us the jitters.

More travellers are reported to have moved onto a playing field in Great Yarmouth this evening, after around 24 caravans and associated vehicles turned up on Sunday.

Take the temperature and gauge the reaction from Norwich City fans to the release of the Championship fixtures and it feels less like excitement and more a sense it is time to get down to business.

Chief Norwich writer Paddy Davitt assesses whether Russell Martin can win over his detractors, in the latest part of a summer series.

Further light has been shed on the transfer system put in place by Norwich City this summer, in the wake of chief executive David McNally quitting towards the end of last season.

With a crucial summer ahead, Michael Bailey spoke to Norwich City chairman Ed Balls on the key issues surrounding the Canaries short and long-term future…

Norwich City have called on the same international expertise as Liverpool and the FA to headhunt their next chief executive.

Norwich City have a vacancy for “one of the best jobs in football”, according to chairman Ed Balls.

Alex Neil is confident Norwich City have the interim structure to kick on with plans for next season – and proved the point with his first summer re-signing.

By the time you read this I suspect that there will be no aspect of this depressing season that hasn’t been thoroughly dissected in one of the plethora of post mortems available, most of which make excellent reading.

When considering where to strengthen ahead of City’s assault on the Championship, nothing has really changed from this time last year.

The final whistle at Goodison Park couldn’t come quickly enough at the end of a week that saw Norwich’s relegation confirmed, chief executive David McNally depart and Alex Neil appear to question his own future in charge.

As Norwich City begin their preparations for life outside of the elite, sports reporter GAVIN CANEY looks at why there’s still plenty of reasons to be cheerful once the pain of Premier League relegation eases.

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.

There was a moment midway through the first half at Goodison Park during an impromptu drinks break that the mind wandered back to a similar scene on the opening day of the Premier League season.

Hungry players only should apply to join Alex Neil’s Championship crusade at Norwich City.

And so we have reached the point that, in all honesty, has looked increasingly inevitable to many people since that crushing defeat to Sunderland, although I suspect that none of us saw the other tumultuous events of the last week coming.

No one person is bigger than any football club and I think we all need to remember that.

This newspaper’s head of sport, Chris Lakey, asks whether is it time for a huge policy shift by Norwich City’s owners.

David McNally’s resignation has left the Canaries with some big shoes to fill. Our Fans Zone columnists give their views on his exit as the club approaches a crucial summer whatever division they are in.

Alex Neil may owe his big break at Norwich City to David McNally but the Canaries’ manager can count on the unstinting support of the club’s board as he looks to guide City through choppy waters.

The last few days merely reinforce nothing surprises Alex Neil anymore in football.

After a turbulent few days off the pitch at Carrow Road, it is time to focus on football matters again but the horizon is bleak for Norwich City who are 50/1 with some bookmakers to stay up.

Speed is of the essence for Norwich City’s top brass as they strive to limit the fall-out from David McNally’s surprise resignation.

Norwich City chairman Ed Balls made it clear on Tuesday morning Alex Neil’s position is not up for discussion following the shock resignation of former chief executive David McNally.

Alex Neil admitted on Tuesday afternoon Norwich City had lost a ‘really important figure’ after David McNally’s shock resignation as chief executive.

Not for the first time, a high-profile exit from Carrow Road has left us with so many questions – very few of which will be answered.

Norwich City fans and our chief football correspondent Paddy Davitt discuss David McNally’s resignation.

David McNally’s departure from Norwich City brings to a close an eventful period in the club’s history. PADDY DAVITT looks at his legacy.

The Canary Nation is divided on David McNally’s decision to resign from Norwich City.

Following David McNally’s resignation as chief executive of Norwich City we look back at his time at Carrow Road in this photo gallery.

How the Eastern Daily Press and Evening News reported the appointment of David McNally as Norwich City’s chief executive in June 2009.

A familiar tale for Alex Neil’s men all but condemned Norwich City to another Premier League relegation against Manchester United at Carrow Road. Michael Bailey offers up some key points worthy of further discussion…

Steve Stone is set to operate as interim chief executive at Norwich City following the resignation of David McNally – but who is the man initially taking charge at Carrow Road?

Norwich City fans have posted their views on social media in the wake of David McNally’s resignation as chief executive of the club.

David McNally’s time in charge at Norwich City may have come to an end today but his seven seasons as chief executive at Carrow Road will not be forgotten.

Join Norwich City writer Paddy Davitt in the Norwich City debate to discuss the resignation of the club’s chief executive David McNally at

Norwich City confirmed the resignation of chief executive David McNally on Monday morning, following a weekend of speculation about his position.

It started with an unremarkable tweet, posted by a 17-year-old Canaries fan annoyed that his team had lost again.

In case you missed them, here are five stories that caught our eye this week.

A post on David McNally’s official Twitter account insisted he remains ‘fully-committed’ to Norwich City after a series of tweets that seemed to indicate he had resigned on Saturday evening.

Norwich City writer David Freezer looks at the financial implications for the Canaries if they can’t avoid relegation

Canaries columnist Lee Payne is hurting but believes supporters must retain a sense of perspective following the twists and turns of City’s recent history.

Their team is embroiled in a relegation dogfight, but that has not stopped Norwich City’s devoted fans from snapping up season tickets in their thousands for next season.

Alex Neil is warning Norwich City’s fans are in for a bumpy ride but the Scot is adamant the Canaries will win their Premier League survival battle.

‘Let’s turn up the volume’ is the message from Norwich City’s top brass.

Alex Neil expects stick until Norwich City find the winning habit again in the Premier League.

Norwich City chief executive David McNally is in no doubt Alex Neil can keep the Canaries in the Premier League this season.

Walking onto a Premier League football ground and carrying the match ball could be the stuff that dreams are made of for some.

As the final days of the January transfer window approach Norwich City supporters are waiting to see if the Canaries will add to their already impressive spending.

The emergence of Declan Rudd as a Premier League regular has provided a boost to Norwich City’s academy ambitions, chief executive David McNally has said.

New chairman Ed Balls believes Norwich City are on the cusp of securing Premier League stability – if the club can reach out and grasp its opportunity.

Norwich City have taken their January transfer window spending to its highest ever level – but chief executive David McNally is not ruling out further signings.

The signing of Steven Naismith may have been a long time coming but Norwich City chief executive David McNally is confident the Scot will prove worth the wait.

Alex Neil insists Norwich City aim to get the most bang for their buck in an inflated January transfer window after completing a reported £7.6m deal for Wolfsburg defender Timm Klose.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans is not giving up hope of signing Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty.

Kyle Lafferty has moved to quell talk of an imminent loan switch from Norwich City to Leeds United.

Norwich City look set to fight it out with Premier League rivals Swansea City and Aston Villa for Chelsea hitman Loic Remy.

Norwich City review of 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Chief Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt looks back at a remarkable journey which took the Canaries and its supporters out of the doldrums and into the Premier League.

Norwich City chief executive David McNally believes the Canaries’ Premier League fate is in safe hands with Alex Neil.

Norwich City chief executive David McNally insists the Canaries must not be ‘reckless’ in what he predicts will be a big-spending January transfer window for the Premier League.

New Norwich City chairman Ed Balls has told of his ambition to secure the club’s long-term Premier League status.

Norwich City chief executive David McNally revealed at the official unveiling of new chairman Ed Balls on Monday lunchtime the Canaries aim to strike early in the January transfer window.

Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls has been appointed as the new chairman of Norwich City Football Club.

Norwich City players have been digesting their 2:1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford, while midfielder Gary O’Neil has also been digesting a Burger King.

With Alan Bowkett stepping down as Norwich City chairman, Michael Bailey looks back at his time in the boardroom

Attracting top-level players, the prospect of expanding Carrow Road and problems with half-time sausage rolls – all just part of another Norwich City annual general meeting.

The fledgling Norwich City Fans Social Club enjoyed further success on Wednesday night as a fantastic turnout of 26 teams packed the Norfolk Lounge for their inaugural quiz night.

A £100m television cash bonanza is the prize for Norwich City’s Premier League survival - and club bosses revealed that would bring forward long-hoped for plans to add extra seats at Carrow Road

When Norwich City clinched a return to the Premier League with that memorable Wembley victory over Middlesbrough, players and staff had a double reason to celebrate.

By the time Bradley Johnson drove up the M1 to Derby and Matt Jarvis quietly slipped in the back door, the 6pm ‘slam’ echoed through the silence of held breath and puzzled looks in Norfolk.

Sports reporter GAVIN CANEY casts his eye over what we discovered during Norwich City’s latest top-flight encounter.

Norwich City are searching for a new main sponsor after news the club’s eight-year deal with Aviva is coming to an end.

A school based in Loddon will teach Norwich City youngsters as part of a new partnership with the football club.

So the phoney war of pre-season has come to an end and the live ammunition has been primed and loaded in readiness for the start of the real thing. I for one can’t wait.

Remember the seven-year plan?

The developers of a popular gaming app with millions of users have announced a partnership with Norwich City FC.

Norwich City have announced an historic deal confirming leading bookmakers Coral as new sponsors of the Barclay Stand at Carrow Road.

Former Norwich City manager Neil Adams is back at Carrow Road in a new role overseeing the Canaries’ loan business.

Alex Neil and his first team coaching staff watched Norwich City’s young guns ease to a 7-0 friendly win in the opening game of their pre-season tour against SV Kirchdorf in Austria on Tuesday.

A Crystal Palace fanzine has sent a letter to Norwich City chief executive David McNally, complaining about ticket prices for the opening game of the season.

Norwich City Football Club is the latest Top 100 company to offer the living wage. Ben Woods takes a closer look at the social movement sweeping through the corporate world.

What a way to start your summer business – Michael Bailey looks at what Alex Neil’s new Norwich City contract means for the club…

Norwich City have targeted West Brom’s former midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu following his release from the Premier League club.

Norwich City chief executive David McNally wants the best of British to boost the Canaries’ Premier League squad.

Norwich City bounced back to the Premier League at the first attempt, but that barely tells the story of an epic struggle. Chief Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt reflects on a memorable journey.

Canaries chairman Alan Bowkett was in the thick of the celebrations on the pitch after City’s Wembley victory but there was one player in particular he made a beeline for, striker Cameron Jerome.

Norwich City fans are being given the chance to share a slice of the club’s history by being photographed with the play-off trophy.

There will be no civic parade for the triumphant Norwich City play-off winning side, after it proved impossible to organise it before players jetted off on holiday and international duty.

David McNally is quick to dispel the notion the Canaries’ thrilling Championship play-off final win against Middlesbrough at Wembley puts then at a disadvantage for their latest crack at the Premier League.

Norwich City will draw heavily on the bitter experience of the Canaries’ previous relegation from the Premier League to avoid a similar fate.

The one downside to Norwich City’s Championship promotion success is the secret is now out about Alex Neil.

Norwich City’s chief executive David McNally has warned any “so called fans” selling tickets for Monday’s play-off final showdown at Wembley will be banned from Carrow Road.

Norwich City fans will today scramble for the final few hundred tickets available for the Canaries’ Wembley showdown.

They came, they queued, they tapped away at their computer, tablet or mobile phone and in just a little over two hours all remaining tickets for Norwich City’s first trip to Wembley in 30 years were gone.

Tickets for Norwich City’s Wembley play-off final have now sold out, the club has announced.

Norwich City Football Club has secured a few hundred extra tickets for Monday’s all-important Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Middlesbrough secured additional tickets on Wednesday for Monday’s Wembley showdown with Norwich City.

The last Norwich City tickets for the Wembley play-off showdown are expected to be snapped up within a few hours tonight, with a final sale set to spark a scramble by supporters.

Carrow Road bosses have confirmed there will be no general sale at all of Wembley play-off tickets to Norwich City fans who are not season ticket holders, away season ticket holders priority club members or shareholder members.

Norwich City chief executive David McNally wants Canaries’ supporters to savour a landmark Wembley play-off final – and let him worry about the financial implications from the self-styled richest match in football.

Thousands of Norwich City fans are waiting to hear the outcome of talks about a planned rail strike which could disrupt their trip to Wembley.

Norwich City’s Championship promotion bid is in secure hands with Alex Neil, insists chief executive David McNally.

Adult tickets have been priced at £25 by Norwich City for the club’s forthcoming home leg of the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-finals.

Norwich City have begun their search for a new leader of their player recruitment, after Barry Simmonds left the club on Tuesday – eight months into the job.

A life-long Norwich City fan’s dream came true when he got the chance to follow his heroes’ footsteps onto the hallowed turf at Carrow Road ahead of Sunday’s East Anglian derby.

Canaries season ticket sales are up more than 2pc on this time last season, the club has revealed.

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