In a week that has been blissfully light of Yellow Army bickering the one discussion that has strayed into ‘lively’ territory is that of how much urgency should be attached to appointing the new head coach, and whether it’s important to do it now or wait until end of the season.
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Sack the Board? Or should that be the fans? Perhaps football needs to start consider ways to reinvent its fan base?March 24th, 2017 by Guest blogger | 10 Comments »
I’m well aware that there are lots of young men who ’support’ their clubs with a semi-religious fanaticism (my NCFC-supporting son included), but they’re mostly online rather than terrace warriors. And getting this lot to pay is the biggest challenge of the information revolution.
Fine margins and rub of the green – facts of life. But we can still give ourselves the best chance of successMarch 22nd, 2017 by Stewart Lewis | 22 Comments »
Our owners shouldn’t be closed to outside investment. It’s my understanding that Delia’s Times interview and Michael’s comments at the AGM were borne of frustration at previous attempts to find investors, and came over as more closed and definitive than they actually are.
The new business model announced on Saturday morning represents a significant turning point from our club, terminating the seemingly outdated and recently ineffective traditional system and implementing a refreshed, overtly modern continental structure. Although many may have their doubts, such a reconfiguration was exactly what this drifting club needed.
The play-offs are unlikely but still vaguely possible and the flicker of desperate hope flickereth stillMarch 20th, 2017 by Martin Penney | 14 Comments »
I do not get why so many people on social media appear to want a manager, head coach or whatever you want to call him, in now. Why pick up what’s left after Derby and Forest have jumped like scalded frogs? We’re not going down and we’re highly unlikely to go up.
A win, clean sheet and five points shy of the play-offs but it’s events off the pitch that take centre stageMarch 19th, 2017 by Gary Gowers | 16 Comments »
That Roy Hodgson is not to be part of the structure has come as something of a relief; not because of his age or ability to manage, which despite his England tenure is good at club level, but because of his proximity to the club’s owners.
‘Expectation’ is what it all boils down to at NCFC. And when they’re not met we search for some answersMarch 17th, 2017 by Steve Cook | 13 Comments »
It’s why the unforeseen victory, the one against the odds, is so much sweeter than the routine win that we saw coming. Or why a defeat at The Emirates or The Etihad is easier to stomach than losing at places like Rotherham, Barnsley or Burton.
Some things that we should pay attention to: our club’s structure, its values, ethos – and Mick DennisMarch 16th, 2017 by Stewart Lewis | 28 Comments »
It has to evolve and change over time. Giving David McNally free rein to supervise and intervene in every aspect of the club’s operation was crucial (as was Bowkett’s re-negotiation of our debt) in steering the club away from disaster in 2009. But it’s not the right way for Norwich City in 2017.
Only people who can sort this mess out are the Board. The rest of us have to suck it up and accept itMarch 15th, 2017 by Martin Penney | 20 Comments »
They have a lot of important decisions to make and indeed crucial appointments must be made. I too am hearing good vibes about Tom from some quite disparate quarters, although being me I am still deeply suspicious of him, mainly through his family connection and lack of backstory. but please give him a chance.
Review has to be decisive. No room for sentiment and certainly no room for more jobs for the boys (& girls)March 14th, 2017 by Rob Emery | 15 Comments »
The directors themselves have finally worked out that the football club is dysfunctional in so many areas, and initiated that change themselves. What the structural review concludes, and the actions taken from it, now need to form that seminal moment.