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  1. I think in line with the ‘mission statement’ of Norwich being a top 26 team, everything is going swimmingly! Just a shame the current model only produces success in the bottom 6 of that 26! Being successful in the top 20 is what Leicester have proven, albeit funded by a awful foreigner who hasn’t supported the club since birth
  2. Unfortunately, it seems Delia and MWJ are in the non-perishable section
  3. And the club will continue to be small fry whilst it has owners that lack the money or ambition to move it forward and yet would not relinquish power to someone else that could! So the status quo is maintained. Unless the real stakeholders of the club (the fans) push for change, nothing ever will
  4. All part of Delia’s succession planning! Get the pot full ready for penniless Tom to take over!
  5. In your stand against those who feel the current owners can no longer take the club forward, you have repeatedly reiterated that there are no billionaires lining up to buy the club and even asked those with differing opinions, to list potential buyers to substantiate your stance, er go your point is, nobody wants to buy the club! Yet in this current exchange with Til, your retort to his point is that she could have sold the club at anytime for a healthy profit, which would imply you believe there are lots of potential buyers out there? I don’t need to point out the contradiction in these two statements I’m sure! Perhaps Til only posts when the club are doing badly but at least his opinion is consistent and doesn’t change to win an argument!
  6. I don’t think Til wants it both ways! His opinion has always been clear and concise. You on the other hand have been exposed for making contradictory statements and clearly want it “both ways”????
  7. This should be Delia’s and MJW mission statement for for the club
  8. Agreed Wolf but the only inclination to their intentions in the public domain has been that Telegraph interview, as well as that ridiculous interview on sky where Delia admissions were, that the money in the EPL “irked her” and she never wants to sell! Whether that was playing up to the media, who knows but it sent out a pretty clear statement of intent! I don’t doubt that the club may be open to external investment, but who is going to invest on their terms, which I speculate, would be investment without any controlling interest! If my speculation is even remotely close to the truth, is it any wonder there have been no takers! What is without doubt is they have never put the club up for sale as if they had, it would be public knowledge.
  9. Agreed Wolf but the only inclination to their intentions in the public domain has been that Telegraph interview, as well as that ridiculous interview on sky where Delia admissions were, that the money in the EPL “irked her” and she never wants to sell! Whether that was playing up to the media, who knows but it sent out a pretty clear statement of intent! I don’t doubt that the club may be open to external investment, but who is going to invest on their terms, which I speculate, would be investment without any controlling interest! If my speculation is even remotely close to the truth, is it any wonder there have been no takers! What is without doubt is they have never put the club up for sale as if they had, it would be public knowledge.
  10. Alex I doubt anyone can list the names of potential suitors to buy NCFC, as such a thing doesn’t exist! I think what us ‘muppets’ are looking for is the current owners to admit they can’t take the club forward and thus, start the process to engage intermediaries, to attract suitors! In our previous exchanges you struck me as an intelligent poster, so surely you understand that this is a slow process but nonetheless, a process that to date, hasn’t been entertained by the current owners.
  11. VAR was brought in to remove human error! Humans review VAR footage and make more errors! Oh the irony
  12. The internet doesn’t allow for the subtleties of sarcasm but Nutty is this a joke, or are you actually supportive of a poster that admits the current owners cannot take the club forward? If it’s the latter I need to take a seat
  13. I’d rather drop out of the top twenty trying to succeed, than accept the current top 26 model, which is the limitations of the current owners! Norwich are very successful at being a mediocre top 26 side, which is not a very ambitious target, by definition! Guess it’s all about personal expectations!
  14. Agreed Alex Cheers Oh Nutty, I wasn’t suggesting you thought I was a lesser fan, I was just generalising It would be boring if we all agreed which this particular topic is proof of
  15. I said I personally have only used Leicester as a comparison, please don’t misquote me! They are a reasonably good comparison in club size, fan base, history and before the current Thai owners took charge, their financial clout. For many many years they also yo-yo’d but then they opened up to owners who had the collateral and ambition to make them a top six side and would you believe it, they succeeded! Now along come those who will quote all the failed foreign ownership, but my point is was ‘ambitious’ of Leicester to take the risks and not settle for mediocrity! How is being a top 26 club ambitious? That comment stinks of keeping expectations down and pacifying the fans, which lets admit isn’t hard, as so blatantly evident on this message board. How is being top 26 ambitious? ambition is to succeed, be better than you can be and take some risks to achieve it, which none of these characteristics are displayed by our current owners, who seem quite happy for the club to tread water between 17th in EPL and 6th in the Championship! I think Delia’s heart is in the right place and as custodian of the club she wants to ensure it’s kept local and is around as a community club forever, but as a business model in a world of ultra wealthy owners/clubs, it’s naive! To use an analogy, Delia wants Norwich to be the community corner shop, with local owners for local people but still hope we can compete with Tesco and Sainsbury at the same time. In this current football age a club’s location, fan base, history is irrelevant and only investment will elevate a middle size club to greater things! So to answer your question Nutty, I want an owner that doesn’t see top 26 as NCFC limitations, I want an owner than can financially support the club and doesn’t have to go begging to fans to pay for a new training ground, I want an owner who see’s the club breaking into the established elite and I want to owner who can make the club thrive, not merely exist, that’s AMBITIOUS!! What I’m tired of is ownership that cannot take the club forward and compete at a higher level, yet stubbornly refuse to relinquish power! As this thread and many before it have emphasised, what I want is clearly not what the majority want but that doesn’t make me any lesser of a fan! So let’s just agree to disagree! Cheers Nutty
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