Fans prepare for more protests

PUBLISHED: 13:29 13 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:21 14 September 2010

Under-fire Norwich City boss Nigel Worthington will be in for another torrid afternoon on Easter Monday as fans prepare to stage yet another protest.

Under-fire Norwich City boss Nigel Worthington will be in for another torrid afternoon on Easter Monday as fans prepare to stage yet another protest.

Support for a protest and petition has been growing on message boards ever since Preston finally punctured the Canaries' play-off hopes courtesy of two comedy own goals last Saturday.

Norwich travel to Worthington's former club Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, but the eye of the protest storm will not be felt until Norwich return to Carrow Road on Monday against QPR.

“For the QPR game we are changing our approach,” said a statement on the worthyout.co.uk website.

“There will not be a march to Carrow Road for this game, but instead we will meet at outside the Canary Travel Store at 2pm for a 30-minute protest.

“As normal we ask for all chants to be aimed at the removal of Nigel Worthington and 'hoofball'. Songs in support of the players and team will be welcome as usual.”

The protest website stated there would be a chance to sign the petition at various points on route to Carrow Road, with a chance for those who want Worthington to stay to register their views.

Traditionally Easter is a time when Jesus was crucified before he rose again three days later.

But Worthington will not be afforded such a resurrection, certainly if some of the views posted on Evening News sister paper website, the Pink Un, are anything to go by.

“If you care about this club just one tiny bit then for God's sake stand up to be counted and join the protests,” wrote cityangel.

“I'm with you cityangel,” said CatNcfc. “Even though it means getting up earlier to get there from Reading. I don't think I could forgive myself if I don't try and show the board and the manager how I feel and really hope lots of other people will be making their voices heard.”

The voice of the Thorpe Area said: “Worthy out now. Join the protest; make your feelings known now. Worthy is a lucky manager whose luck has run out.”

Cockneyyella said: “I would go even further and plead with every City supporter to show your feelings to this deaf board of ours inside Carrow Road during the game.”

Alex Warren, of the Waveney Yellows supporters' group, said: “I will be taking part in a petition — I think everyone is a bit sick of the situation and what's happened.

“I think everyone has had enough, I think the majority would go for a change; I think people want a change.”

Mr Warren said he used to be pro-Worthington but had been worn down by the continued poor performances this season.

“He brought us success but he's also brought us failure in my eyes,” he said. “I don't know where we go from here — at what stage do you deem it as failure? I think we're very close to that. It's up to the board, they've got to be big and brave — we've got one more year of parachute payments then we're in the poo.”

Do you think Nigel Worthington should stay or go? Write to Evening News Letters, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RE, email eveningnewsletters@archant.co.uk or visit www.eveningnews24.co.uk/forums

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