Loyalty of fans will never be lost

PUBLISHED: 16:16 22 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:23 14 September 2010

With everything that has gone on this season, the sooner it is over the better. I cannot remember a time recently when the atmosphere at Carrow Road has been so hostile and negative although I fully understand why this has happened.

With everything that has gone on this season, the sooner it is over the better.

I cannot remember a time recently when the atmosphere at Carrow Road has been so hostile and negative although I fully understand why this has happened.

Norwich City are the best supported club in the Championship and home gates average more than some clubs in the Premier League. Our wonderful fans deserve much much better.

We have missed out on promotion and served up so much drivel that we never looked like making a serious challenge for even the play-offs.

While I respect every person's right to protest, personally I was very disappointed with the negative attitude and abuse levelled during the QPR game.

Like everyone else I am totally disillusioned after this season's non event. However, having supported City since 1947 I was brought up to believe that even if you can't cheer the team never boo them as it only helps the opposition.

OK, maybe the abuse is aimed at Nigel Worthington and his management team but it is the players who can hear it - or suffer the silence - and then have to perform.

It's not the fans' fault that the players have ridiculously under-performed but “morgue-like” Carrow Road does not help.

I also see no point in continued debate regarding players that have been released this season and not, in most people's view, been adequately replaced. If supporters are honest, when looking at our squad last July not many would have seen that squad needing many additions. Unfortunately, you can't win games on paper.

Let's look forward, not back, nothing can be done about yesterday. For the final home game against Wolves I urge all supporters to put their differences aside and get Carrow Road back behind the team. Let's give Wolves something to take back to the Midlands. If you can't do it for Nigel and the team then do it for your own benefit.

Next season we expect, desire and demand a great improvement before the final payment of £6 million from Premier League runs out and we can only leave the board to do what is necessary.

Whatever happens, Norwich City are our team and the only consistent thing at this club is the undoubted loyalty of our fans. Let's be 'aving you on April 30. Keep the faith.

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