Rumblings in the drerssing room ??? in Main Discussion - Norwich City Posted January 12, 2014 I''m all for group discussion, but the manager should manage! The situation we are in is atrocious, and has been entirely avoidable. Our manager has spent over half of the season, constantly tinkering, blaming tactics, and the right formation for the game. We now need a miracle to make the 40 point mark. If our manager had any sort of managerial nous, he''d know that tactics alone will not win a game - particularly against superior opposition, as we frequently encounter in the PL, and CH likes to tell us. You need desire, passion and endeavour, all of which have been squeezed out of our squad in place of endless tactics, shape and formations. CH may be a fantastic coach, and I don''t doubt his commitment to the club, and even his job. But he''s the manager. Why sign a player like RVW, and not bother to set up a team to play to his strengths? Then spend all season blaming poor results (hull, villa, Cardiff, etc) on bad luck, and heavy defeats (we all know) on having vastly more modest resources than those teams. The truth is - WE ARE AWFUL. We lost 7-0 to man city, with a man behind the midfield. To hear a player come out after a 2-0 defeat and blame not having that midfielder there is insulting. I don''t want to hear, ''we''ve had a chat about it...'', I want to hear an admission that they know what it takes to get out of our mess, and the players will be busting their guts to turn things around. When we went down before, we changed manager, and changed again, and changed again. We were relegated to L1 with no passion, no commitment, and no idea. Bryan Gunn saw this and started started by signing characters. Holt, Nelson, even Matty Gill (who was a norwich fan)! Paul lambert then capitalised on this injection of passion and commitment, to propel us through the divisions, in a perhaps unexpected, meteoric rise to the PL. Now I don''t expect that this would continue indefinitely, or we''d be 15 points clear at the top of the PL by now. But we are slowly watching all the passion drift away from the team. Vast sums (for us) spent, signing players who are technically better than what we had, but are unable to play. Shackled to their positions week after week. Too many tactics, not enough football. We will go down, and CH will have extinguished any passion, or desire in our team. We will have gone full circle.