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Updated: Resignation tweet withdrawn on Norwich City chief executive David McNally’s Twitter account

PUBLISHED: 01:26 08 May 2016 | UPDATED: 13:24 08 May 2016

Tweets appearing on Norwich City chief executive David McNally's timeline indicated he had resigned before later stating he was fully-committed to the club. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Tweets appearing on Norwich City chief executive David McNally's timeline indicated he had resigned before later stating he was fully-committed to the club. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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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.

McNally said in a tweet responding to a fan that he had resigned. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdMcNally said in a tweet responding to a fan that he had resigned. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

A tweet from McNally’s account was posted at 1:01am on Sunday morning with a response to an earlier post which suggested he had resigned, after coming in for strong criticism from supporters on social media following Norwich City’s 1-0 Premier League defeat earlier on Saturday to Manchester United, which pushed them closer to relegation.

It read: ‘I take back what was said earlier. I remain fully committed to NCFC and to Delia and Michael & I’ve not resigned. My apologies.’

Neither McNally or the club had made any official announcement after the chief executive’s account carried a post in reply to a supporter at 8:35pm on Saturday evening which simply said: ‘that’s ok and I understand your view. I’ve resigned tonight and I hope that the club can now progress.’

That tweet provoked a huge response from Canaries fans on Twitter asking him to confirm the resignation.

McNally was appointed chief executive in 2009. 

Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdMcNally was appointed chief executive in 2009. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

McNally has been chief executive at Norwich City since 2009, in which time the club have had four seasons in the Premier League, but the Canaries are now facing a second relegation from the Premier League in three seasons.

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159 comments

  • Oh, you're well on THE list. Cheers for that . . . . life long member. Your kids must be SO proud. Ipso calypso !

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Keep taking the pills, June 3rd is a long time away. Night pip-squeak. Don't hog all the duvet from Bru and cutty :-(

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Cheers Tommy, chat sometime during the week as long as the men in white coats haven't taken you away again.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Watch out for those contagious red rashes. Doc's on Thurs as usual? Don't you just love those stories of dogs that attack babies and young children ! There we are then wivenhoe ! Well done to contribute to that, SO proud you must be. Bring back dogs licence? Busted, nah, Trump !

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • City Slicker - It's quite simply really. Either you are a mutiple account poster or someone appears to have taken your details. I'd make a formal complaint if it's the latter and get them to investigate - try Peter.Raven@archant.co.uk

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    DeanConeyLegend

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Because they are more important to this world than a busted flush called Custard. Face up to it Tommy the real world and you are distant companions. We must meet up and have a game of mummbly peg one day.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • As much as i like the lyrics to See Emily Play , I get the vibe that the lyrics from Arnold Lane are nearer to the nub here . You just dont know who they are .

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Why would you talk about the health of pets on here? Embarrassing. 70's brigade rule OK !!!

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Memo to self, don't align myself with bed fellows from the 70's generation. Well done wivenhoe, you're certainly in that category. I'm proud of you. Millions are not.

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Roll on june 3rd , Trafford Arms. As long as the Railway works , and I am alive i will attend. Thanks for thinking about the mexican hunting dogs El Dingo, they be good now but the old boy was under the vet for 3 weeks with a kidney infection. Is geezer in good health and dont let them eat chicken bones.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Roll on june 3rd , Trafford Arms. As long as the Railway works , and I am alive i will attend.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • I DID NOT comment below. I've not posted on this thread. How has this happened?

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    City Slicker

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Thanks OTBC, The word that applies to you from the selection provided is vain. If you dont know what it means look in the mirror , or a dictionary. Same result. memo to self, time for a new cuttlefish in my cage.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • I can't say I 100% understand what's going on around here these days but it's clear enough now that certain individuals have multiple, hack3d or copied accounts and only post on these boards to upset and antagonise other posters - the evidence is there for all to see today. I just can't get into the mindset of such people - and nor would I want to. What vacuous meat bags they must be - taking pleasure out of the annoyance and upset of others, while they indulge in a one man self-obsessive j3rk circle. Not even Ipswich fans are that bad. OTBC.

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    DeanConeyLegend

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Sorry Waclor, Balls had very little influence on the bankruptcy despite what the media barons would have you believe.. It was the sub-primes which triggered a re-distribution of wealth, globally, but upwards.. More importantly next year I wont be able to sit in front of my computer and watch Norwich actually score goals an' stuff.. that's annoying

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    Gruff

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • You are a Braveheart, el dingo. I know who you are, because I've had the pleasure of meeting you, but I do not know who most of the others are. If McNally's Twitter account can be hacked, then Archant's message boards must be easy-peasy. Especially for the cronies across the corridor from the corporate compooter... a bit of INSIDE information, O'relly it is. After 3 weeks of relative peace & harmony, it's gone all unsteady again. Solo digo.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Just for the sake of it, if anybody could be bothered to complain (tho imo you're not worth a cup of cold tea but others think differently to myself I am assured) it wouldn't look too good if it could be proved your website stoke-ups were done by a series of Third Party IDs close to your organisation over several years, would it? I take the City Slicker thing straight on. I know who's responsible and agree to butt out. It is so easily provable but you know individuals cannot afford to go for it. Well done Archant and I congratulate you on the policing of your website.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Well well well. Isn't that an eye opener.

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    DeanConeyLegend

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Flustered? by you lot? Yer avin a laff. Tin-pot nothings who might yet get a surprise.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Hi City Slicker Tommy! Can't resist the instant Morph can you? This site is supposed to be about football and you drag it down at every opportunity. Just so you hope folks who dislike the establishment get so annoyed with you they'll stop posting. Maybe I will. Or.... will there be a post from Free Foam Hand, Steady On, Comrade Smoullty or all the ones I've forgotten? You're no longer the only one who knows what cache means btw - I've been doing some research :-):-):-)

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • In hindsight, el dingo is right, as much as I really do not like saying it. If Tommy believes ISPO is the answer, he may be a bit topy. Though, while not wishing to be at all Pinickety, it's Pernickety. A 19th century Scots colloquialism. Language of that sort, usually being phonetically enunciated, means your misspelling may be no less authentic than that in The Oxford English Dictionary, wee Tom. Kudos Galore, young fellow. Btw, what IS PO? Solo digo. I confirm that I've never been to a game with el dingo. Though, I did once have the honour of standing next to Roy McCrohan at the River End while he was on injury leave. He paid for his own ticket, too. A real gentleman. I say, a real gentleman...

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Ha ha . . . . you're really bothering the Editor. WoW ! You're just not 'high priority' I'm afraid. Keep guessing though, you're far, far, far of the mark. Nicely flustered? There we are. Watch out for those red blotches :-( Back to DMcN . . . . I reckon his account was hacked, what you gotta say? Remember Ipso sweets with the lego like container? Some 70\80's candy.

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    City Slicker

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • el dingo - I'm the nmtd with the spaces between the words, there's only one. I'm aware of that scenario & still pop in the Kings Head at Coltishall for a meal or a pint on occasions, you often catch up on the local chatter

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    never mind the danger

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • el dingo - I'm the nmtd with the spaces between the words, there's only one. I'm aware of that scenario & still pop in the Kings Head at Coltishall for a meal or a pint on occasions, you often catch up on the local chatter

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    never mind the danger

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Tommy: you have my primary email address - so let's just discuss OFF THESE BOARDS why you would want to give me a Yellow anyway? Considering the poop I've had with ID theft and your inability to activate a replacement account you're not in a strong position. Give me a mail - you know the address. I am as fed up with bothering the top man as he is with me bothering him. Sort it out.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Never Mind The Danger (Are you the real one or one of Tommy's clan ?) . This comment's for you. One of my favourite singles of the 1960s was by Pink Floyd. It was called See Emily Play. Then there was a flat above a furniture shop closer to home, where...

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Head Honcho's lunch went on a bit longer than anticipated Bru, sorry about that. I assume normal service has resumed with your posting. You're welcome !!!

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Wow ! Totally wrong. You're laughable :-) and close to a yellow card apparently :-( No sportsdesk, no 1P5O threats either. Not towards me anyhow. Do you're best, if you could be bothered. I'll be fine, totally fine. Actually I am a more financially valid supporter than you, the facts say it all. Inside Colney, inside Carra and all over the country, pre-season away from the UK counts too. Tell me more about Calypso Coltishall geezer.

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Oh dear, oh dear. 3 weeks or so of relatively civilized conversation and it's suddenly gone weird again. Including gratuitous "ethering". I agree with the much maligned Custard - IPSO must be involved now. Good shout, Tommy. Respect. I wish that hobgoblin pretending to be you would fff ade away.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Wow! I struck a nerve there. And all true. There was plenty of noise from us ole boize upstairs until they scored and we couldn't alter the situation thereafter. Sorry Tommy but like it or not, you are no better than me. And the IPSO bit is just something to show I know who you represent. And I have never been to an NCFC game with Mad Brewer in my life. You have NO RIGHT to say who is or is not a supporter so get a life or go crawl under the Sportsdesk or wherever you belong.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Oooh, mysterious girrrl . . . . I couldn't care less where you lived TBH. Why do the old guard on here seem to be incessant about posting private details of their lives: schools, ex-marriages, dog's names, children's ages and qualifications, villages they live, pubs they visit. Seems pretty dumb to me !!! What would you report to ISPO by the way? Or is that a mystery? No noise from UB BTW yesterday. At least we made the effort. DMcN is right, the atmosphere is poor. BTW, he was totally against clap-banners, 100%, too gimmicky he said. Where's your mayt Bru? Not on the naughty step again is he?

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • I've heard about the Coltishall connection, used to live there & have friends who still do

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    never mind the danger

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Lambo back? Load of twaddle, he's been at two other clubs since leaving us and both have been a disaster. Let him take his sorry ass north of the border. Let's go for Sam and really annoy the binners.

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    cutty

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • I can't help being a bit jealous of the Southampton and Swansea fans. Their clubs have dug in a built a future after promotion. Even "plucky" Bournemouth seem to be everyone's favourite underdog. We just seem to be the glass-jawed lightweights who have plenty of bluster but one shot on the chin and it's goodnight Vienna. Virgil van Dyke signs a 6-year deal with Southampton, I remember our foot-shuffling, shoe-gazing pursuit of him, I can't imagine that we were ever on his radar.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • And as a fair response to a reasonable question, there are some things that should never be posted. And I feel, that while you possibly know the detail, you would not expect me to share it with you in public. Clue: I lived in Coltishall for 15 years. My turn to be mysterious?

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Young man, there's a place I can go I said young man, it's called the IPSO You can be judged there, and I'm sure you will find Many ways to have a good fine:-)

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Such a shame the only wisdom we've seen at the club in the past year is a bang average right back(one of the four bang average right backs)

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    never mind the danger

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Bang to rights dingo, no apologies for that :-) You seem to be getting close to unearthing the truth, although really nowhere near. It is such fun though. Oooh, you have a halter ;-) Whatever floats your boat. (Why would I want to mention the Lambo \ DMcN episode - do tell)

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Hi Wiv: didn't see your stuff before I posted. Hope the woof-woofs are okay. The scourge of Custard is being examined in some detail (not really, they never investigate their own!)

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Specifically for Custard - whichever of you reads this: Lambert cannot come back while McNally is there. And if you were PROPER journalists, you would know why. And I bet you do. Know why. But you can't say a sausage, can you? Never mind. Horrible to work with a halter on I guess:-)

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • There you are then wiwenhoe, plenty of posts to start you off in your knew position.

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • wivenhoe, congratulations on your promotion to Dr Pinickety Thesaurusus. Or just team up with bully Bru. Are you one and the same. Multiple accounts - oh dear, dear. You'll do just great in correcting spelling, punctuation and grammar, possibly the most singleminded, irrelevant, trivial involvement anyone could add to these boards. Just underlines the inadequacies in your own life I suppose. Continue pleez, and do not take a house point. There we are then !!!

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • A bit like my typing really. One further point is that Ed Balls has on his cv that he played a major part in almost bankrupting a country so to him ruining a football club would be so easy.

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    waclor

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • jigs69, did Mcnally really approve of the appointments of Ed balls and The Idiot nephew? He could hardly have said otherwise could he? I am not asking the question because I know the answer; I am asking because I don't and would like to. The replacement of Fry by TIN is probably like for like but Balls coming in for Bowkett must represent an enormous loss of talent and corporate nous to the club. To me McNally has always performed in a professional manner particularly on the subject of risk management. I would have loved to see Norwich stay in the Premier League for five years, but not at the expense of playing year seven in League one and year eight in League two. I alos have loads of sympathy with those who have to appoint a manager foir a football club as getting the right guy seems more a matter of luck than judgement.

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    waclor

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Oh matron - no worries my friend, I knew what you meant! I just couldn't resist the baps + your name + carry on = Kenneth Williams.

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    DeanConeyLegend

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Anyone tweeting at 1: 00 am on a Sunday morning needs help ..................

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    Diss man

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Hi OTBC ? vane , vain , or vein, and who's this O'really chappie.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • An off topic but frustrating point; since we beat Southampton on 3rd of january, Aston Vanilla have taken more premier league points than Norwich. 9 as against 8.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Dean cl, when i say baps, what i really mean is flat breads. I still have belief in our tatically flawed manager . Sunderland will lose to Everton , we'll beat Watford and come Saturday evening all this like Delia's baps will be a bad dream and reality sets in ,as Sunderland lose again and we give the toffee's a good licking ...come on city...hic *****

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    Oh matron

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • A lot of the Wembley trip was instagated by NA then it when pear shaped and we brought in AN he looked good but a some results were poor , at Wembley we excelled no doubt ,this season except a few games everything has been dreadful , I will still be supporting and I hope DMcN is still here but A N must go , end of story We need a new start new striker , I hear SW have a good one scored 13 goals since January a snip at 6 million Results , tactics, transfers out , he must go.

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    iMac

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • The saddest part of relegation is the Villa announcement,in best US corporate managerialised terms,of "a reduction in headcount" ,which means peoples' jobs to you and me.This is not the time to be paying £1 million plus bonuses to anyone at the club when jobs are on the line.I hope the club can avoid compulsory redundancies.

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    Peter Watson

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • How un-MOG-like cutty. Have a word with your other unsupportive MOG friends. Some vow to never attend another away game. WHAT ! Some just don't even bother to go to games. WHAT THE ! Some just go in vein to hope NCFC lose. Others prefer we don't dine at the top table, you know, the greatest football league on the planet. Yep, some MOG's don't want us there. Shame ! O'really, it is.

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • The guy had a few bevvies last night and got a bit maudlin, in the summer he was a hero bringing in AN and now it's all gone tlts up, shame but not the end of the world. I'll still be supporting City next season regardless of who comes or goes, there'll be plenty to moan and groan about but that's all part of the fun. We MOGs keep a troshin.

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    cutty

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • We'll never rebuild the main stand, where the hell would we put the trophy cabinet? As for Mac the strife, it's sad after 4 must win games where we couldn't score a goal, our CEO decides to score an own goal...great leadership...if you're gonna go, please take that pathetic excuse for a manager with you & fill the bus with his carp signings....still if he stays, he can always persuade a top manager to come, after all, look at how decisive & supportive he is

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    never mind the danger

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Why are a few saying don't sack A N keep with him , it beggars belief that he is in charge next season , blimey what else has he got to do for people to understand his knowledge of PL or championship football is zero for tactics zero for motivation and zero for team selection , Perhaps we should invite CH back next season as our striker coach , or director of football. also townsman as director of publicity. Dont mention Wembley that was a one of and history

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    iMac

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Trevor Keith: I am totally at one with you regarding a director of football or a mentor in all but name for AN and have said this for a long time. Having failed to get Joe Royle to play that role with Adams the Board appears to have lost interest in this option.. If so a bad mistake. AN, through no fault of his own, was well out of his depth in the PL, devoid of experience and probably lacking in contacts other than in Scotland. But that was only one of numerous miscalculations the Board has made in the last nine months. I am not calling for AN to be sacked, nor the Board, which anyway is a completely surreal idea as that would leave us totally rudderless. What I would, however, like to see is the current Board strengthened by the addition of a knowledgeable and experienced football person (director of football?) and far more business acumen. As for DMcN, I hope and trust he stays. I doubt, anyway, we'd find a better CEO especially given the club's track record of recruitment!

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Delia got her baps out!!! Oh matron, take them awayyyyyyyyyyyy!

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    DeanConeyLegend

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • I had a lovely dream last night , bassong didn't lose us the game, Jerome scored from 2 yards, Redmond ran with the ball , AN, admitted he is out of his depth, mc scally resigned and Delia got her baps out; shame it wasn't a Carlsberg dream...

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    Oh matron

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Oh dear!! The cat really is amongst the (pigeons )canaries. Malaga , Nora & a few more are spot on. of course we are all disappointed with this season & are looking for scapegoats. I personally think there is no single issue or person that can be blamed for us going back down Let's face up to the facts. Whoever owns or runs NCFC , we will always struggle to maintain a healthy position in the ( greed is God) EPL Many so called 'big' clubs are in a lot worse position than us despite having large amounts of money ( &big ego's ) thrown at them. How many clubs currently struggling in the Championship & lower Lges have spent time in the EPL Being a true football supporter , following YOUR team ( as apposed to following the latest successful fashionable one ) will always be a roller coaster Surely that's part of of the addiction Enjoy the good seasons : live in hope , look forward & clutch at straws when things aren't going so well Look at Arsenal & their disgruntled supporters , or Blackpool & their demise , all things are relative not just in football , but in life. Before Delia & the current regime Norwich almost went out of business. Remember the days of Robert Chase having to sell our best players mid season ( & the subsequent relegation ) in order to pay the wages as the Banks were going to pull the plug The difference between success & failure is a fine line , this season for various reasons we 'failed ' live in hope that next season we cross that line again , whoever is running , managing & playing for our team NORWICH CITY is always a roller coaster

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    Victor Bullimore

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • If David McNally has done the honourable thing and resigned, it is a measure that he puts the cause before himself. However, there could be a myriad of reasons that may have prompted this - frustration with yesterdays result, frustration with our league position, frustration with the Board (perhaps), frustration with a small element of 'supporters' who understand little about the contribution of the CEO and vent their wrath at him because we don't get desired results on the pitch. Thank the lord that DMcK has withdrawn his 'tweet' and remains at the helm. People need to realise that he has been immense at Norwich City and he should not be the fall-guy for the lack of success in the PL this season. I do hope he stays but it would be good to see some new investment come into the club in the not too distant future !

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    free foam hand

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Perhaps the reason for the resignation was because the CEO realised that there is a clause in his contract whereby he will see his inflated salary cut, he possibly realised there is unlikely to be anybody offering to even match his readjusted pay package so decided to face the wrath of the fans . Back to reality, yes we are as good as relegated saving an extraordinary miracle but the fat lady is hard to stop once her vocal cords have warmed up. For the true football fan however, there is till light at the end of the tunnel and we shall still be able to watch out team, hopefully winning more games next season. I stick by what I posted yesterday, I would retain Alex Neil next season providing he is willing to accept a director of football above him, someone such as Ray Wilkins who was by the way at the ground with BT yesterday, such a person is going to have a much better English football network compared to AN and hopefully will be given a number of years to adjust the outlook of the club from a footballing point of view. Keep changing manager simply means yet another mass turnover of players to suit the new man's playing style and in many instances that has not led to success for us, Lambert apart. On the Ownership front, I would much rather stick with British owners who also support the club rather than getting taken over by overseas investors who can so easily decide to asset strip when they get bored with the play thing. Lets accept our fate and look forward to a better season next Autumn.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Got a sore head this morning, while I have said before D McN should go , in reality we would not be we are without him , OK he has c?????d it up this year with the appointment and loyalty with AN he can be forgiven I do hope he stays , but he must get rid of this so called football manager who has not got a clue , can't motivate , can't pick a settled side and so on , he must go, thats the only thing that is positive this season is he must go, along with the prima donors who are earning mega bucks at you expense . At least next season we won't be looking over our shoulders and should see some good football , don't forget D McN sack AN first

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    iMac

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • It does not bear thinking about returning to pre-McNally days of finance juggling! Some of those who call for his head do not even know the man only what is written about the man and then combine it with their own prejudice -a corrosive combination! Malaga Flier has a point when he talks about using the time to look at our stadium.

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    mardler

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Mad Brewer - I did upset one person yesterday - I say one person but I have a feeling they might be many if you get my meaning - a legion if you will, all with the same face and keyboard. OTBC.

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    DeanConeyLegend

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • malaga flier - knock down the City Stand and rebuild - they could add another 8,000 above its current capacity. Will they ever do that? No - that would take a complete change of mindset. With us now doomed to the drop, any hint of expansion plans will be filed away in dusty cupboard never to be seen again. OTBC.

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    DeanConeyLegend

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • It must be "your turn", DeanConeyLegend. Have you upset anyone in particular lately? Solo digo.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Not sure if Twitter would be within the remit of IPSO. Newspaper-managed Social Media operations do, for certain. To ensure there is no malpractice.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Testing testing - ether police are you receiving me over? Pleaaaaase let some of my posts through...

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    DeanConeyLegend

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • I really would like to believe that applies to NCFC, Lobbo. But I just cannot. Hey, we needn't fall out over it. Our mutual protégé and hero in the making, Li'l Benno, scored for Blackburn yesterday. So did good ole Cinnamon Jackson. @malaga; your ground development issues will be addressed by dint of one major appointment coup: Young Tommy Smith. The Project Meister. Nobody saw that Master Stroke coming.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Excuse me just what exactly does Ed Balls do ? I know Delia Smith likes the lefties types Fry, Lewis ,Gibbo, But apart like making flat line gestures and speaking at Harvard Uni,what does he actually do.

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    PaulH

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Delia and MWJ own the club. DMcN HAS resigned. He's working his notice as of yesterday SO I'm told. Lambo IS on the radar SO I'm told. Fancy suggestions his account was hacked? Should get IPSO involved . . .

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Regarding expansion of Carrow Road, it is imperative that this is done sooner rather than later. Instead of reasons why not, we need action. The Board says it is guardians of the club'.. In which case it has to look to the future of NCFC and ensure it progresses and a major factor in this is increasing ground capacity and improving facilities in general. I am not sure we need a 40,000 capacity but for sure we need 35,000 and that means adding a new tier to the city stand. One of the many excuses trotted out in the past was, indeed, where to accommodate fans in the City Stand while the work is done. This has to be laid to rest once and for all as there are specialist stadium builders who have the technical expertise to build over existing seats. Liverpool is doing it right now but fans in the main stand have not had to be displaced. I know some will say the money is better spent on the playing side. But a successful business (and a business it is) has to invest across all sectors to ensure progress. Devoting every penny to just one aspect of a business is not the way ahead.

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • It still surprises me to read posts from those who are content to buy a ride on Delia's rollercoaster, destination nowhere. But you can't argue with the box office and a stadium regularly filled to 99.5% capacity says she must be cooking something the fans like. However football is the name of the game and for all the plaudits about this dynasty's time in the Prem it has rarely been a pleasurable existence. I know a Brighton fan (yes, in Lincsland) and he is ecstatic about Hughton, how he has final say on who the club buys, his teams play attractive football, and along with Calderwood effects the outcome of games by the clever use of substitutes. It makes one wonder if we all got it wrong about Hoots and that he was shackled by the uninspired football regime he inherited. Recently AN, maybe keen to deflect criticism, has hinted all is not well with his backroom staff. So does he have final say in who comes in and did he want Naismith as our saviour any more than Hoots wanted RVW? So when we begin again learning the lessons does the club retain AN and give him free rein to reorganise. That can take time, patience and money. And next season could be a tough one in the Champ. Villa look set for new mega bucks owners and Pearson favourite to take over. Newcastle wont want to hang around too long. Teams like Leeds and Forest might be slumbering giants ready to wake up. Such a shame we have to face all of this. If only we had hung on against Liverpool and West Ham. If only we had taken the chance on Pulis, if only Klose had arrived sooner, if only ...

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • This club is fast becoming a laughing stock,he should go now and take the rest of the board with him.

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    Robbo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • I don't believe for one moment that our majority shareholders stand in the way of progress. It's like any business, if an employee has a 'good' plan, it's up to them to convince the owners to release the purse strings. Simple.

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • It'd be crazy to part company with Don Davito Machianalli. He's the only one on the Board who has any relevant ability and he does all the work. But he does not have Majority Shareholder power. It's them others: Alas, Smiths & Jones.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Lets be very honest with ourselves, In recent years we have been promoted to the Premiership 3 times with 3 different manager but the same chief executive, in each case we were relegated because we did not score enough goals to win games- its that simple. Its time to take a hard look at what is the primary goal of Norwich City Football Club, is it to win all the games of football we can and that means spending or put the financial security of the directors first. At this time I think the latter is the plan. If the fans want achievement on the pitch then the purse strings needed and still need to be loosened and this will never happen under the current CE or Board. Is sacking AN the answer NO

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    wooabaloo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Much as I am and remain critical of the Board, anyone who thinks the easy fix is for them to simply resign en bloc is misguided. People calling for the Board to resign need to provide an alternative. What would they suggest? I know in football this has always been a knee-jerk reaction when things go wrong but we have to remain realistic. Outside investors aren't exactly forming a queue outside Carrow Road! What we need now is a short time of reflection and analysis not a rush into judgement. This should be the responsibility of the Board which always defines itself as the guardians of the club. If so they have a big responsibility to ensure the club progresses to ensure it has a bright future. To do so will require a lot of soul-searching and critical analysis from the Board. This has to include the key topics such as how the club is run, addressing the obvious short-comings in areas such as scouting and recruitment and taking a long hard look at all aspects the playing side. last but certainly not least the Board has to start making big decisions on stadium expansion and redevelopment. Or as some say, a move to a new site. We are a multi-million pound business and the money generated needs to be used effectively, efficiently and to ensure the future of the club. If we just continue on our current route, with a few statements of regret, how lessons will be learned etc but with no material action, then the club will stagnate.

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • What a shambles. It's no coincidence that the bottom 4 teams in the PL are the 4 worst run & the winners are the best run, who despite the squillions of others, outperformed the rest because they have fans, executives, management & players all pulling in the same direction. Learn lessons City & quickly....before we become another QPR, Blackburn, Leeds etc...did the fall into League One teach you anything? When did we have that??..the first season under Lambert, who before he started getting approached by others, was in harmony with the BOD. This manager has to go due to his toxic mixture of arrogance & incompetence, there are some good possible candidates out there but we need a CEO who gives the impression of somebody in control rather than this farce

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    never mind the danger

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • DON'T EVEN THINK OF IT DAVID - IN MOMENTS OF STRESS PEOPLE MAKE MISGUIDED DEMANDS LATER REGRETTED WHEN THE DAMAGE IS DONE

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    mardler

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • and I liked your post too 'Erpingham'.

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • This is fast becoming a joke. A real embarrassment. Not the actions of a grown man more an angst ridden teenager. I don't care what has been and done for the club the way things are run presently needs to change. These 'professional bodies' blundered into this season woefully underprepared and have cashed in on fans still paying to purchase season tickets to watch us pinball between two divisions. Bringing in Ed Balls and Delia Smith's nephew was laughable. I'm struggling to find reasons to support this farce because if this was a business I worked for I'd have left by now.

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    Go_Fleck_Urself

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • I hope McNally hasnt resigned because generally over the last 7 years the club has done well, some muppetts on here forget that slagging the owners, players, and anyone else on here that supports the club, maybe they are actually Ipshit supporters masquerading as Canaries. People going on about Lambert coming back are living in cloud cuckoo land, even Celtic supporters don't want him, it won't work him coning back, look at Walker, Houghtons appointment was one most supporters agreed with but in the end was not the right one, that is hindsight, going on about Neil being Scottish is pathetic, for goodness sake he hasn't been brilliant this year but neither has LVG, Mourinho either, he has made mistakes but don't forget he got us up, yes some of the players have gone past their sell by date but not all of them, I personally think if we can keep the likes of Klosse, Brady, Ruddy etc then we will go straight back up, lets get behind the boys. OTBC

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    waveneycanary

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Well said 'Johny', well said.

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • What a shambles this club has become. He should now make a full statement to clarify if the tweets were from him & not some idiot troll. The impact now is we have a CEO who gives the impression of indecision, a great situation if we grow some & sack AN....how the hell is this man going to negotiate & persuade a prospective manager to come to the club, you know what their first question will be. Just as you thought it couldn't get any worse, after failing to score in the last 4 vital games, all of which were hyped up by our incompetent, hopeless, excuse for a manager, we manage to score an own goal off the pitch.I told my friends I wished I could quit being a City supporter after Wembley as it would only go downhill from that day, wish it even more now but, as Shanks said, it's not life & death, it's much more important than that....sort it or sell it Delia

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    never mind the danger

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • What a shambles this club has become. He should now make a full statement to clarify if the tweets were from him & not some idiot troll. The impact now is we have a CEO who gives the impression of indecision, a great situation if we grow some & sack AN....how the hell is this man going to negotiate & persuade a prospective manager to come to the club, you know what their first question will be. Just as you thought it couldn't get any worse, after failing to score in the last 4 vital games, all of which were hyped up by our incompetent, hopeless, excuse for a manager, we manage to score an own goal off the pitch. Will somebody please sort this mess out, the Chairman perhaps, we all saw the mess he made when chief economic advisor for the Labour Government, hope it's not him....I told my friends I wished I could quit being a City supporter after Wembley as it would only go downhill from that day, wish it even more now but, as Shanks said, it's not life & death, it's much more important than that....sort it or sell it Delia

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    never mind the danger

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • The club is doing a lot better under McNally than prior to him arriving. Yo yo-ing in and out of the Premier league is an improvement on years gone by.

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    Johny

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • if this unresignation is true,then Dom McNally has done a Farage and the non-football related bonus is back on.

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    Peter Watson

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Well given the amount of money (very little) spent on improving the very poor team, and the appointment of a third rate Scottish (doing thing on the cheap again) I think not finishing bottom is a bonus.

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    gasman

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Aw shucks......everyone below ownership appears to be contractually bound to perform their tasks under constraints whereby their only alternative to personally taking the blame for those constraints is to resign without 'spilling the beans'. Owners have every right to impose whatever constraints they wish, and whilst their investment continues to provide them with their preferred balance between financial performance, and whatever else brings them satisfaction, that's how it will remain.....end of.

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    Armchair fan

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • And congratulations to OLE TOMMY BUSTER CUSTARD for owning up on the main thread - it was indeed SO obvious, and like most slimy creatures, he will surely be growing new appendages as others are chewed off by predators. btw Tommy, I could be wrong, but I am positive Lambert is a non-starter under the current CEO.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • David McNally is probably our greatest asset imo and a gent in person as well. Do you guys think NCFC are easy to work for? Huh? I hope he stays and those above him go. Jus' sayin' that if he does stay I doubt Lambert will be coming back - he's doubtless lined up for Celtic anyway. Finally Alan Bowkett resigned for a very good reason and I think it is becoming clearer what that reason was. He could see things a-comin' down the tracks.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Good job David McNally has NOT resigned. Football is a BIG business and we mustn't let emotions and sentiments get in the way of that fact. We are very fortunate McNally is our CEO and if anything needs changing at NCFC it is not him, neither is it our manager - so go figure ! Fact on the matter is that the club has had it's greatest success over the last 7 years since DMcK has been here. Of course expectations are high, and no one likes to be in the yo-yo situation we are in - but better to be a successful yo-yo club that disappear into insignificance like neighbours that will remain unnamed ! Put it this way - I wouldn't want to be a Leicester City fan next season - whatever happens they are going to be disappointed !! OTBC

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    Suicidal Canary

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Maybe McNally has just being indecisive - shall I stay or shall I go now ...... A bit like AN choosing his first 11 or formation. Maybe McNally has had enough and his hands are tied bu our idiot owners . However, thinking AN would keep us in the PL with his level of experience and virtually same squad as last year in key positions is ludicrous . Delia it's time to pass on the baton and head back to Suffolk and give Mary Berry a run for her money.

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    andys

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • How on earth do you think we can prosper as a club when McNally can't get that right.Go Go Go McNally and take he Smiths with you.l am sure someone with money like Bournemouth Watford Etc would buy our club and move forward.

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    El tel

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • It's time the selfish owners and the other share holders sell up and put this club first instead of Delia own ego she a Tv cook that's lost her crown time to let Others that can take this club forwards rather than keep going one step forward then three backwards Becauce you are unwilling to invest. Wake up Delia and Co you spend £10 million on players and sold players for £12 million that might be good business sense but won't keep a club in the premiership you don't have a clue on running a football club at this level,

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    City M

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Glad it looks like he is staying. It is no coincidence that NCFC's greatest success in recent years has been under his tenure. Yes we are going down again but until we get someone with a shedload of money to take over we will struggle to stay in the Prem as any similar sized club would. Burnley are in the NCFC position now. Interesting to see how they deal with similar problems when they go up. I live in Suffolk and work in Ipswich. They are envious of our position however much they deny it. Their entire existence is based around NCFC because it takes them away from their own regular failures. Many of the names on here post regularly on the EADT website, ithadtobe for one. If you live in Chantry or Gainsborough you need something to keep you going. Hopefully the feeding frenzy will subside and we can get the rest of the season out of the way and move on. For those who do not remember pre McNally, the years of prudence without ambition were dreadful. We never want to go back to them. David Cockerill anyone?

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    suffolkcanary

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • I thought Vanessa feltz was an idiot until I read some of the comments on here. Footyboy16 is hilarious, then you have erpingham...what?! What its got to do with knowing people personally? This is big business worth billions. Whatever happens, we need change. Experience now tells us we (McNally included) got very lucky with lambert, so more genuine footballing people are needed on the board. Not some miserably failed 'economist' and some kid who once proved to Delia he could look after his guinea pig but feeding it muesli twice a week, so she thought him an excellent candidate for a place on the board. It gets more farcical with every appointment. As if Mr Balls and his regressive left tactics weren't enough...

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    JimBob

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • The amount of criticism on here by most posters, just about sums up the season. You guys don't really deserve a Premier League team. And from the substance of your comments you people actually have no idea whatsoever. BeachFarm spouts on about being a company director, yet doesn't look beyond the price tags of players. It's the wage demands of these players we can't afford. Not the transfer fees. Charlie Austin a good example at £100,000 a week. Why all the vitriol about Ed Balls. Does anyone actually know what he does, or know him as a person. Probably not.

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • S -Reynolds , you are wrong on ever thing you say about me and my views there are other who agree with me if you bother to read them and you don't just sell to anyone you got check out and they are genuine and have the funds . As we have never seen you on here before and you pop up with one comment so crawl back from where you come from .

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    City M

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • WTF is our Chief Executive doing on Twitter at 2:01 in the morning? No wonder there are misunderstandings. The club is in the strongest financial position that it has ever been but it is relegation again after a lacklustre season. I think that it would be daft to throw the captain overboard in the middle of a storm. Let's get this season done and rebuild the team. As for rebuilding the stadium, it would be nice but unless there is some incredible sweetheart deal out there like West Ham managed to to swing, I don't see where the money will come from. It's not as if the local authorities are flush with cash.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Interesting discussion and fascinating gauge of views on what's turned out to be a hoax. Whatever the rights and wrongs of this, it's undeniable that some of the decisions have gone catastrophically wrong at our club in the last 12 months, and somebody (ies) has got to carry the can. If it's the board and CEO, then there have to be major changes of policy and personnel at that level. If that includes the departure of the CEO, then so be it. If the problem is determined to be at management level, then Alex Neil needs to go. If it's the players to blame, then we must get rid of the offenders and replace them with better quality. If it costs money, then again, so be it. But something, somewhere has to change. The status quo is not a viable option.

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    Rick

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • If David McNally WAS committed to NCFC we would not be in the position we are in now! Yes he may well be committed to the owners, who themselves have overseen far to many lows in the history of the club. Their collective is to one of a financial strategy not related to football, and as a result NCFC will remain 'Little old Norwich'! The demise is just starting.

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    Fetihye lad

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Assuming we go down, we either useour experienced players to get back up again, then clear out and rebuild. Or we attempt to rebuild next season and risk not going up. Tough call.

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Perhaps McNally feels he's taken us as far as he can and is going before he is pushed...I thought he did a great job the first couple of years but it's all becoming a bit stale now and needs a shake up and a change of direction...it's looking very likely that we're going down and we're missing out on millions...in business if you lose that sort of money you pay with your job!!!

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    YarcoYella

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Daniel Atkins - I agree in principal with your comments re stadium - however, I believe we should develop Carrow Road - we need to increase the capacity of the City stand by adding another tier - an extra 8000 seats would cost around £28,000,000. Then we should complete the (what I call South Stand) by adding another 4000 seats - (your illustrious board had the opportunity of building this stand with original 12,000 seat capacity at time of construction but, as always, they bottled out and went for the cheaper 8,000 capacity option - although I understand the foundations are in place to accommodate the extra capacity). Then they should demolish the hotel and use the ground what it was meant for in the first place - housing football spectators. This would provide around an extra 1,000 seats - this then brings capacity to around 40,000 which should be enough for us to be getting on with. I have discussed the rebuilding of the City stand with Mr McNally in the past and he has said that it would be impossible to redevelop it as it would disturb too many season ticket holders - how come, therefore, that the other 3 sides of the ground were redeveloped without a problem and how come loads of other clubs manage to redevelop their stands without the same problem - is this peculiar just to the City stand - is it because Smith, McNally, Balls and their cohorts inhabit this particular stand? - I don't know - but it seems very odd to me that other clubs can do this but we can't - guess that just about sums up the ethos at NCFC at the moment.

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    57charles

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • For all my criticisms of Mr McNally, I shudder with absolute horror at waclor's suggestion concerning Balls and the idiot nephew - I'd forgotten about these 2 idiots - if McNally's resignation somehow enables these 2 Laurel and Hardy characters to further enhance their dubious input into the running of our club then as far as I'm concerned it's Armageddon - come back Mr McNally - we'll double your salary if it means keeping these 2 clowns from catapaulting the club into complete oblivion - for goodness sake - Balls???!!!!! - really????!!!! - he's an absolute moronic waster - not fit to run a corner sweet shop let alone anything else.

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    57charles

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Well i'm glad old McNally is staying , but a few suggestions - 1. Next season we must switch to dark green socks ( Man Utd and Leicester look so sharp and athletic in dark socks , we look so leggy and pudgy in yellow socks. 2. We must start building a new stadium somewhere else in the City with a 40,000 capacity and it should be called "The New Nest" complete with nest-bowl shaped architecture. These two changes will be helpful in making the next great leap forward.

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    Daniel Atkins

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • It's 2.06 Sunday morning and Mr .McNally has not resigned.Will everyone please rewind.

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    rikki nadir

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • IMHO McNally would have been working under the constriction of Bowkett as chairman who was a bean counter rather than an investor in the future, albeit that his input was vital at the time he was appointed to stabilise the club. Since Bowkett left they have attempted to make purchases and Klose is an outstanding example. IF he stays with the club he will be the base of a fast return again and THIS time perhaps there will be time to open the purse to more players of that quality. Get off McNally's back and start getting behing the lads. Even now if we win both of the remaining games we could still survive.

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    OzCanary

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • A lot of noise from the usual idiots, not to mention a complete lack of perspective. Yes, hindsight is a wonderful thing. Since Lambert at least it has been interesting. Blaming McNally is too harsh. he's done well for this club, given the financial constraints. The mistake was not buying a striker and central defender in the summer, and we'll probably never know the inside stories about the ones we missed and the reasons for missing them (money?). It seems clear that we need some outside investment if we want to stay in the prem, but we also need to be careful about what we wish for when we look at other clubs that have gone down. Having huge money owners helps , but look at QPR, Blackburn and Forest. Big money owners have guaranteed them nothing. Some sort of partnership is needed, we don't know if anyone has offered to invest with Delia and Michael, but this might be the best solution. I hope McNally stays.

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    pablo

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • He's just tweeted an apology for the previous tweet. States he hasn't resigned and remains fully committed to the club. Too much lunchtime wine earlier ?

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    Canaryboy65

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Agree with Trev57. I hope that the silence from the club on the matter indicates that they're looking to talk him around. Granted, we're all but relegated, but we've shown that the club is capable of bouncing straight back, and having this sort of disruption at the top seriously damages the chances of repeating the feat next season in my view.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Sometimes I wonder what planet some of you lot are on, Norwich are a small provincial club, they are no bigger than a shed load of other clubs, clubs that also yo-yo up and down divisions. I started watching Norwich in the late sixties and all I've ever seen are good times and bad times, sometimes the good times last a while some times they don't, they can't afford a squad all on eighty grand a week plus, so are never going to compete with the big boys, it's something that you need to accept, and doesn't matter who the manager or chairman or chief executive is it will always be this way.

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    trev57

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Nice to see so much support for DMcN on this board. To my mind, easily the best "signing" NCFC have made in my lifetime. Perhaps people might want to check out his time at Fulham (and what's happened to them since he left). An excellent football CEO. I remain in hope some idiot just hijacked his Twitter account (or this was just a noble offer and the rest of the board refuse to accept). If this is for real, I genuinely fear for our short to medium term future.

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    PutneyCanary

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Just to educate one or two ; the reason Delia & MWJ are being criticised and blamed is simple; they are the majority shareholders of NCFC. This means that they can out vote anyone on decisions regarding spending money on players, wages or anything else. So if Alex Neil wanted to sign eg Benik Afobe ( who Bournemouth beat us to) for £10 million then Delia & Michael could simply say no because they own the majority of the shares. But who do we actually blame ? Mr McNally or DeliaMWJ ? As I manage & am a director of a business I know I wouldn't leave someone else to decide on whether or not to spend £10m. But £10million would have been peanuts if we had stayed up.

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    Beachfarmpark

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • To anyone who says McNally could only spend whats there? Where have you been this last 5 years?? NCFC has been in the premier league 4 out of the last 5 seasons not to mention parachute payments yet we have in real terms spent next to nothing. In the summer we bought Robbie Brady £8m and then sold our best player Bradley Johnson for £6m, so we spent £2m. In addition to this Norwich City home attendances are always upwards of 26,500. Even in January when we belatedly went 'berserk' and bought Klose & Naismith, we recouped about £12m selling Hooper, Grabban & Bennett. And regarding Alex Neil; yes he did get us promoted last season, but if we had got an experienced manager last season then with the squad we had, he may have also achieved promotion. And Bradley Johnson was a major factor in our promotion last season. Lets face it McNally (with Delia's blessing) signed Alex Neil because he is a 'yes' man and wouldn't have required a big salary. But I don't have never have blamed Alex Neil, he was offered the job so who could blame him for taking it?

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    Beachfarmpark

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • waclor I applaud you normally, but McNally endorsed Balls and the idiot nephew after Bowkett had gone, I suspect because he disagreed with the smugness and lack of ambition.

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    jigs69

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • He has obviously made a contribution along with Mr. Bowkett to the financial position of NCFC and , in particular, bringing PL in as Manager and the resulting Promotions and Seasons in the Premier producing huge financial rewards. But,in Business there is no place for stagnation and with the Business debt free and the Club back in the Premier there was an opportunity to take it forward in a measured proactive way. This has not happened and for whatever reasons the Club started the Season with substantially the same squad that were relegated 2 seasons before and inadequate support for a Manager who is a Novice at this level. Money was thrown at the situation in January which smacked of desperation but too late. There does not appear to have been any constructive Plan to take the Club forward and if we are relegated again we will have gone backwards and a great opportunity lost which may never occur again. If Mr. McNally feels partly responsible then his resignation would be the proper course for him to take. The Owners should also consider their own position and whether a change of Ownership would be in the best interests of the Club.

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    irongloves

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Well said Beahfarmpark.

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    jigs69

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Bye bye Mr McNally , well done for your major contribution to our pending relegation in a season where staying up would have earnt this club £150 million. Delia & Michael ; why don't you go to? I mean lets face it you're never going to spend any money except paying idiots like McNally a fortune. While you own the club we shall never progress beyond being a championship quality team so please sell the club and let someone buy it who's interested in investing in premier league players, if we get promoted again that is.

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    Beachfarmpark

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Bye bye Mr McNally , well done for your major contribution to our pending relegation in a season where staying up would have earnt this club £150 million. Delia & Michael ; why don't you go to? I mean lets face it you're never going to spend any money except paying idiots like McNally a fortune. While you own the club we shall never progress beyond being a championship quality team so please sell the club and let someone buy it who's interested in investing in premier league players, if we get promoted again that is.

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    Beachfarmpark

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • That's the biggest load of rubbish I've read.

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    Dan

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • There are a lot of Delia apologists on here. Leicester showed ambition through new owners. Time has shown that our selfish owner doesn't have a clue over and over again. If you always get what you've always got . . .

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    jigs69

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • ̲ᴸ̲ ̲ᴬ̲ ̲ᴹ̲ ̲ᴮ̲ ̲ᴱ̲ ̲ᴿ̲ ̲ᵀ oh, really Archie !

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • I know we are all angry and frustrated - none more so than me - but I think at this point we need to take a deep breath, have a period of calm to give everyone at Carrow Road time to reflect and consider. After which there needs to be a dispassionate but ruthless re-appraisal of the way NCFC is run from top to bottom. Regarding Mr McNally I would be sorry if he has reacted with a knee-jerk reaction to some fan criticism and resigned on that basis. I would rather he waited for the waters to calm before making any decision about his future. Regarding the Board and especially Delia and her husband, we have to be minded about the efforts and financial commitment they have made in the past. However the club has to move on and being in a debt-free position should be the platform on which NCFC can progress. But to do so requires a more dynamic, entrepreneurial approach and this is a key issue on which the Board should, indeed must, focus in the coming weeks and once the dust has settled. There is no point in calling for the Board to resign because who would replace them? Investors haven't exactly been queuing up outside Carrow Road with their chequebooks at the ready. So the changes have to come from within the club and that may require some painful decisions but ones which must be taken.

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • I do hope this is true. Bowkett saved the Club and questions need to be answered why he left. Leicester has shown the ambition we never have. Delia must go otherwise we will get the same old lack of ambition, clueless ownership and nepotistic succession of ownership passing to an eve more clueless civil servant. Time for major regime change, not the smugness of Delia and her cronies having a lovely Saturday out at our expense.

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    jigs69

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • All this bad feeling over our club going down ? How many current player's will still be with us next season is to be seen we will still have a good squad and be one of the favourites to get promoted .although not down not looking good for us is it Watford game will still be a full house let's go out fighting you never know otbc

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    pete22

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • I very much hope that this is not true. Those who are applauding, tell me: "Who do you want to run teh club now, Ed Balls or The Idiot nephew?"

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    waclor

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • City M - You are no Norwich City fan. Whats getting new owners going to do? I'd rather not have money mad owners destroying this club. So 4 seasons in the Premier LeagueNo debt and 2 promotions im guessing isnt good enough? In terms of your comments about Alex Neil they made me laugh so much, I think you have a short memory. I put money on it that you were singing his praises last season winning at Wembley and now your calling for his head saying you has no experience. He doesn't have much but how else is he going to learn? Let's just get rid of everyone before the start of next season (were we have a very good chance of going straight back up again) I'd prefer not to follow in the footsteps of what Leeds, Blackburn and Aston Villa are going through in terms of awful owners and sacking managers after 10 games of a season.

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    S-Reynolds

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • I hope the idiot Norwich fans are happy. This supposedly rubbish chief exec has presided over a title, an automatic promotion, a Wembley win and four seasons in the Premier League. On top of that he took over the club when it was £30m in debt and it's now self sufficient. If you're not happy with that you need you heads checking. And we're not even down yet. It's out of our hands, but at least wait until something is confirmed before kicking off at the best thing that happened to this club since Chase resigned. Pathetic.

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    Dan

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • i hope not

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    Ian Bailey

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Canary West , Delia and Michael did a great service to NCFC after the Chase years, but her financial input has been more than rewarded with the payouts from being in the premiership for 4 of the last 5 seasons.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Ok as an old man I accept peoples argument about promotions, relegations (and making a lot of money in the process). But why isn't money invested in the stadium? 30 million would be well spent on improving the stadium surely we the supporters deserve some respect. Or maybe not but we could fill 40k at least considering our demographics. Everything is done on the cheap and in the end it costs more. Congratulations to Burnley Town

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    Vampire Jon

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Getting fed up with people blaming McNally. He has stabilised the club. He can only spend what's there. We do not have billionaire owners. Get real! His resignation is madness and those people thinking it's great may think on in a few months time. Mistakes have been made, yes but do you want to bankrupt the club. Looking forward to the championship, less primary donnas and cheats. Optimism before a game. Bring it on and I hope this resignation is not correct.

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    nora123

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Whether this story turns out to be true or not, there does seem to be a problem at carrow road way above the playing side of things. We have the chairman quitting half way through a premier league season, for which we are not given an explanation for, now we have this story appearing and 2 hours on the club have neither confirmed or denied it. We have all sorts of strange things happening with transfers and team selections, if only we the paying public were told half the truths it would be nice.

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    "Bin here all me life"

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Canary west . Why we blame Delia is she owns the marjority of the club they have the biggest say on what happens its that simple she agreed to the appointment of Alex Neil who is way out of his depth a inexperience so called manger unknown out side Scotland what wher they thinking of that's easy money money paying lower salaries, to him and the players simple as that why can't some other surpports see this or are totally blind where Delia is concerned. she the clubs savour that's now history yet another mess up premiership season . Time for them to sell up and the board and move on and upwards under new owners or I beleave city will stay in the championship for some years .

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    City M

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Getting fed up with people blaming McNally. He has stabilised the club. He can only spend what's there. We do not have billionaire owners. Get real! His resignation is madness and those people thinking it's great may think on in a few months time. Mistakes have been made, yes but do you want to bankrupt the club. Looking forward to the championship, less primary donnas and cheats. Optimism before a game. Bring it on and I hope this resignation is not correct.

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    nora123

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • wivenhoebudgie, in reponse to your question...what does that make me. It makes me a supporter who is grateful for the millions Delia pumped in to save our club. How many millions did you chip in?

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • "De mortuis nil nisi bonum" (do not speak ill of the dead), or alternatively, in Shakespeare's words " ... the evil that men do lives after them \ the good is oft interred with their bones". Not surprisingly we've already had examples of both. But in business, you move on. This will have been bubbling away for some time, so Delia, Ed & co will (should) have been doing a bit of succession planning. It will be interesting to see how soon a permanent or interim CEO is appointed. He\she will have to hit the ground running to oversee transfer window and pre-season. Anybody got any suggestions or heard any rumours?

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    MGNdweller

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • By the way I'm sure Delia loves our club but I think she should stick to cooking - end of

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    Vampire Jon

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • If true then no non-football related bonus this year then.OTBC.

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    Peter Watson

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • ~Canary West, now , now , calm down , if the diaspora are idiots what does that make you.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Why does everyone blame Delia? Not so long ago she and MW-J were saving this club from going bust and I did not hear any of you complaining about her then. She is just one part of the board and not soley responsible for all the clubs failures this season.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • If true, this would be a great shame, a good man who has done a good job. We might be relegated, but we're in a far stronger position then we were before he joined us. Easy to criticise, particularly with hindsight, but not an easy role, I wish him well.

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    Jimbo

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Norwich could have Messi, Bale and Neymar playing for them and they would still be heading for the Championship... Norwich are too good for the Championship but not good enough for the Premier League.. Always the same and it will never change they think they are better than they really are...

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    Footyboy16

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Let's hope that the rest of the rats will leave the sinking club thou it's not all McNally fault he have to work and sign a manger or players on a low salary the same go for buying players let face up to it the most of blame lies with the owner and the rest of the hierarchy of the club until Delia and all the other board share holders sell their shares and sell to a over seas consortium that have the money to rebuild the ground to make the capacity bigger and appoint a top foreign man that has the funds to bring it qauity players. The loyal surpports will just see the same old story under this board and owners who main am is to get as much money in the clubs bank ,and the board that don't care a hoot about what the fans want, to see as long as they see a full house back in the championship.

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    City M

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • One title, three promotions, four seasons in the prem and a debt free club on his watch .... failure?

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    Oldwoodie

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Pure speculation but it looks as if he will carry the can for the third world dictatorship of Delia Smith FC. It seems that anyone associated with NCFC will always fail because Delia just doesn't understand football and handcuffs them. AN should have been supported I'm starting to think that he got turned over by our dinosaur board - why doesn't anyone want to come to Norwich? Sadly Delia and Co live in the 70's - her legacy will be I've made millions and destroyed NCFC the best supported club with the most loyal supporters - She will probably be remembered (in footballing terms) as the most unpopular person in the East of England - But maybe she just isn't the sharpest knife in the draw - disappointed it seems that she will blame everyone else

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    Vampire Jon

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • interesting. if true .

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Always these idiots from Glasgow, Sydney, USA, etc want rid of McNally. Anybody who actually ATTENDS a match can appreciate how much he has done for our club.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • IF this is true, then perhaps it will be the start of the root and branch reform that this club so badly needs. But I take everything with a pinch of salt until it's all confirmed officially.

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    Rick

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • be careful what you wish for, if true sad but honourable actions by a very pleasant gentleman, now some "supporters" can smell blood would they like the rest of the board, management and playing staff to also resign? Keep the faith Delia and co, some of us are in for the good times and the bad. otbc.

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    canary brickman

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Oh Dear here we go again! Turmoil and dissention in the club can only head us in one direction: down down down.

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    Telford Canary

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Oh Dear here we go again! Turmoil and dissention in the club can only head us in one direction: down down down.

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    Telford Canary

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • I don't understand the vitriol towards McNally. He's given us more reasons to get behind Norwich than we've had for years. Do we really want another Neil Doncaster?

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    Arbee

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Best news of the day now take the rest of the board members and owners with you totally screwed up season yet again I bet Delia give him another golden hand shake payment and the board will pay them selves a bonus for failure.

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    City M

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Take Alex Neil with you.

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    Robin Sydney

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

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