It's time for change

PUBLISHED: 16:10 20 October 2007 | UPDATED: 15:19 10 September 2010

Robert ONeill, NCISA

A song once said that silence is golden. If this is the case then the corridors of Carrow road must be paved with gold. At a time when the fans are crying out to hear what is going on, it all goes quiet.

A song once said that silence is golden. If this is the case then the corridors of Carrow road must be paved with gold. At a time when the fans are crying out to hear what is going on, it all goes quiet.

The gloom in the faces of the fans is all to clear to see.

I do think it is now time for a total change and a reassessment of the club, starting with the board and the players.

Have the board run out of ideas and the vision on how to take this club forward?

When I hear "We will learn from our mistakes", with the number of managers we have gone through in recent times, I wonder if we even know the mistakes that are being made right through the club.

I feel the club is now being run AS a restaurant, not LIKE a restaurant. We have some great facilities at Carrow Road, and whilst I hold my hands up and say “Great - more money coming in”, how many people on the way to the match are thinking “What shall I have for lunch today?" or "Shall I have a Fosters or a Stella with my match pie?"

They don't. They are asking “Who will be playing?” and “What's the score going to be?”

We need to run the club LIKE a restaurant. We need a strong board who do not mix business with friendship, so keeping the manager in check.

We need a strong manager who will manage and who will drop big-name players when they are out of line and part company with them if they do not play their part.

Delia and Michael have done great work in saving this club and we all need to thank them for this, but their time at the club is slowly turning from a saviour status to the board that could be in charge of the team that drops to League 1 whilst the Robert Chase era is being looked at as the glory years, with top-flight football and playing in Europe.

My own view - which might or might not be the view of the rest of the NCISA committee - is that it is now time for Delia and Michael to take a sideways step, keeping their involvement in the club but letting someone new come in with fresh blood, new ideas and money.

But now is also the time to we do all can to get behind the team, no matter what changes happen, and forget about a boycott, as some have been calling for.

T NCISA wants to hear its members' views on the current situation at the football club. Send your e-mails to kathy.blake@btopenworld.com

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