City Till I Die

The problem with unconstrained rage is where to direct it. This conundrum is one I certainly shared with every other Norwich fan during another woefully abject performance at the Valley, a result that, if we are truthful, is only the tip of a very poor iceberg.

OLIVER CLIFFORD

The problem with unconstrained rage is where to direct it. This conundrum is one I certainly shared with every other Norwich fan during another woefully abject performance at the Valley, a result that, if we are truthful, is only the tip of a very poor iceberg.

But no matter how therapeutic it would be to vent my spleen over almost all those involved in this season's excuse for a campaign, every criticism will be wasted unless progressive changes are made.

Firstly, the club from top to toe need to identify those elements within that are of true worth and need to be held onto if Norwich have any chance of regaining Championship next season. Those elements, few and far between as they are, are Sammy Clingan, Jason Shackell, Chris Martin, Michael Spillane and all those involved with the excellent Academy team who put their seniors to shame.


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These few have the consistency and experience at League One level, together with youthful desire to play for this club, essential qualities for building for the future. However, Norwich are entering the recently unknown reality of third tier football and keeping hold of quality will be very difficult.

The disastrous financial situation can only worsen by relegation, which makes a liberal cutting of the wheat from the chaff all the more essential.

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So, as I suggested at the beginning supporter anger, valid as it is, must result in change. City's own youngsters must be favoured over loan signings, how else are they to become valuable Norwich owned commodities, as footballers and as potential assets for sale. Such an economic perspective is essential for ensuring that the proposed �7 million income loss due to relegation is not fatal.

A similar perspective must be adopted at board room level. Investment must be found for the purpose of long term stability rather than quick fixes, if that can be achieved under the current occupants watch then so be it, but if not then egos must be made to move aside.

“City Till I Die!” means just that to every Canaries' supporter, such a sentiment must become embedded into the ethos of running this football club if this historic moment for the club is not to become its final chapter.

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