We need someone to blame
Tim MacWilliam, Future Radio In times of crises the message boards are full of people protesting, trying to put their finger on exactly why the club is struggling on and off the pitch.
Tim MacWilliam, Future Radio
In times of crises the message boards are full of people protesting, trying to put their finger on exactly why the club is struggling on and off the pitch. Everyone from Delia to Captain Canary is apparently to blame.
One contributor to the message board suggested that he didn't go to the matches anymore even though he had a season ticket, others won't go until there are changes in the boardroom. Apparently there are hundreds of supporters waiting to flock back to Carrow Road the moment Delia and Michael leave the building.
So let me ask what would happen if they did decide to move on? How many would-be investors are beating a path to the door? We all know there are difficult times ahead in all walks of life, so a sugar Daddy with money to burn clad in yellow and green appears highly unlikely, any time soon.
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Cast your mind back a decade; remember how you felt when the club was on the brink of extinction? Robert Chase had made his belated exit, Geoffrey Watling saved the club (again) and many people went on record just content to have a club at all, whatever league they played in.
I'm no apologist for the board but the fact is Delia and her husband have put money into the club, are still the people who oversaw the Division One title-winning campaign a few short years ago and, at worst, they are a safe pair of hands to have in control of the club in very difficult times.
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Would you rather have Robert Chase back on board or Ken Bates perhaps?
But we still need someone to blame. Many Canaries fans feel Andy D'urso robbed the team of three points last week but I think its all about another referee, Graham Poll, he once told me during an interview that he should have sent an Arsenal player from the field of play during our Premiership defeat at Carrow Road in 2004, but somehow inexplicably gave an offside decision instead - Norwich lost and the extra points possibly gained against 10 men could have kept City in the Premiership. Ah yes, when all else fails let's blame the referee!