It seems to be a yearly occurrence at Carrow Road these days and here we are again, discussing the potential next Norwich City manager.
There is little else on the minds of the Canary nation at the moment and whoever it turns out to be, they will have their supporters and detractors.
You only have to read the 'Backchat' feature on this website to see that most people have 'their man' and that opinion is divided on certain candidates.
And that is what makes football great, opinion. We all think we know best but City supporters simply must get behind whoever gets the gig.
For me, that was one of the issues clouding the possible re-appointment of Nigel Worthington. Let's get one thing straight, he did an outstanding job first time around. And I've got no doubt his next foray into club management will be a successful one.
But to bring him back, at a time when Norwich City needs unity more than ever, would have been a mistake. He was hounded out of Carrow Road back in 2006 ? and looking back, maybe it all got unecessarily nasty – but if you believe the messageboard community, then his return would have been far from popular.
The crowd go a long way to dictating the mood on matchday and the players pick up on this more than people realise.
Momentum can go a long, long way ? take Saturday as an example. There was a buzz about the place, a feel-good factor and there was only ever going to be one result.
Whether that has now propelled Bryan Gunn into contention is an interesting one. A superb day all round will have at least made the board ponder the thought, even if he did not make it onto the original shortlist.
As for the other possibles, I guess they all have their pros and cons. This is Norwich City after all, they aren't in the market for the best around. For a start, such candidates have bigger and better fish to fry and plenty of January transfer window cash to play with.
So whoever is next in the hot seat will have their cons in the supporters' eyes, whether that is Aidy Boothroyd's supposed love of 'route one' football or Mark Robins' inexperience at this level.
They cannot attract the perfect candidate so let's be realistic here. But, saying that, there are some decent ones available.
Personally, I like the thought of Boothroyd and if he can bring a Malky Mackay or such type with him, then that will tick the 'yellow and green blood' box.
Yes, Watford were direct and sometimes it wasn't pretty. But to be fair, he did inherit a tall, physical squad of players and no Hornets supporter will argue with his record.
He is still a popular figure in Hertfordshire and it wasn't too long ago that some were touting him as a potential England manager.
And let's face it, he couldn't exactly play 'route one' with this group of players.
Mark Robins is one that intrigues me also. I don't think he'll be far away and being an ex-player will win him friends, but managing Rotherham is a different kettle of fish and he is a risk.
Paul Ince doesn't seem to be getting much of a mention amongst supporters, but there is some serious money coming in for him from the punters. He started Friday as a 10/1 shot with SkyBet but since that very same evening, he's been the odds-on favourite. Interesting.
As for the others, I can't really make up my mind. The proof will be in the pudding and I don't envy the board. You can look at track records and personality at interview stage but it will always be a risk.
And that is why I think they will go for as safe a bet as possible. Boothroyd comes into this category, as does an Iain Dowie or Steve Cotterill. I'll leave you to decide whether that's a smart plan or not.
But they will be anxious about this appointment like no other. At least last season, despite Glenn Roeder's love of reminding us that City 'needed snookers', there was still plenty of time to drag themselves away from danger.
Now, there are just 18 games left and City cannot afford to get this one wrong. And that is why it needs to be someone who will give the fans hope and unite the club once again. The momentum gained from Saturday must not be relinquished.
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