First throw of the dice for boardroom newcomers

PUBLISHED: 18:42 21 August 2009 | UPDATED: 16:26 10 September 2010

John Tilson, NCISA

So we enter the fifth new dawn in three years as the managerial merry go round relentlessly continues to turn at Carrow Road. It is beginning to look like the official squad photograph for this season will be hopelessly out of date before the clocks are turned back.

So we enter the fifth new dawn in three years as the managerial merry go round relentlessly continues to turn at Carrow Road.

It is beginning to look like the official squad photograph for this season will be hopelessly out of date before the clocks are turned back.

I bet whoever is responsible for the 2010 club calendar is already scratching his or her head and at this moment in time it would be foolish to identify the twelve players needed for January to December.

Most fans are still trying to get to grips with squad names and numbers and now it is all change in the non-playing staff yet again. How many more training kits and tops are going to be handed out at Colney?

Events at our club are taking place by the day and surely there cannot be any more twists and turns as stability seems to be a forgotten word.

Thank God there are 43 games to get things back on track and back on track they must be very quickly else the future will be unthinkable.

Mr McNally I just hope you know what you have let yourself in for. The first few weeks at the helm have certainly raised a few eyebrows and set tongues wagging about who is now calling the shots in the boardroom.

Personally I like what I have seen and heard and to me it looks like in the chairman and chief executive we have two individuals who will not suffer fools gladly.

For far too long Norwich City has been run on tears, tantrums and emotional judgements. Hard business decisions may be unpleasant and hard to swallow on occasions but generally they work out. It is good to stand back and make judgements based on evidence and experience in the football and financial world. Little is achieved by a hug or a cuddle.

The way Norwich City is being run appears to have entered unchartered territory. It will not meet with approval by all but the previous decision makers have made a complete pigs ear of it in recent years so there can be no argument if things are now tackled in a different fashion.

Paul Lambert has obviously got the backing of those now flexing their muscles in the boardroom and it is now up to him to convince all the fans that he is up to the job. Based on the last three appointments there will be many who will be unconvinced until we are 10 points clear at the top with only 3 games left!

Some may say that this is the final throw of the dice for a certain couple within the boardroom but I view it as the first throw of the dice for the newcomers. Based on the past my money is on the latter to succeed.

t David McNally will be the speaker at the NCISA AGM which is being held in The Business, Jarrold Stand on Thursday 10th September at 7.30pm.Non members are welcome to attend (entry £2) as this will be the first time the chief executive has answered fans questions at a venue in the City.

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