Questions the AGM MUST answer tonight

PUBLISHED: 12:06 18 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:00 14 September 2010

With long-suffering Norwich City facing the prospect of relegation, the club's board were today bracing themselves for angry scenes at annual general meeting.

With long-suffering Norwich City facing the prospect of relegation, the club's board were today bracing themselves for angry scenes at annual general meeting.

The Canaries are treating supporters to yet another disappointing season, with their target now to claw together enough points to steer clear of League One.

Robert Earnshaw is out injured, results are getting worse, and the passion once epitomised by players like Iwan Roberts and Malky Mackay has disappeared.

Today the Evening News asks the 10 questions to which supporters will be demanding answers at tonight's meeting.

1. Why did we sign just one player in the summer when it was obvious the squad was woefully short on quality?

2. As we are in the second year of parachute payments and sold Dean Ashton and Robert Green for seven-figure sums, why has so little money apparently been available on new players?

3. Given the club has only has one major “saleable asset” in Robert Earnshaw, who could now be ruled out for several weeks, will the board be in a position to free up money for the manager to spend in the transfer window?

4. Peter Grant has hinted that a major reshuffle is needed. But can this be done when we have 13 players out of contract in the summer, none of whom will raise significant transfer fees?

5. Despite rules restricting the players under the age of 16 who can be recruited, some clubs have seen youth team players break through to the first team. What has happened to our youth policy?

6. Attendances at Carrow Road are among the highest in the division and rarely fall below 24,000, whatever the opposition, and we had top-flight status just two years ago. Why is it so difficult to get players to come here or clubs, such as Arsenal, to agree to loan deals?

7. Where has the passion gone from Norwich City players who earn thousands of pounds a week but many of whom don't seem to be bothered about playing for the club?

8. Is there a long-term strategy in place as regards the club's ambition to return to the Premiership? If so, what is it?

9. With season tickets soon up for renewal, prices up 3.6 per cent and performances on the pitch abject, why should the board expect fans to sign up for next season?

10. Fans called for the dismissal of Nigel Worthington at a packed public meeting last season. Should the board have acted sooner and installed his replacement during the summer when he could have brought in his own players?

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