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Waveney Canary, March 31, 2014 in Main Discussion - Norwich City
[quote user="morty"][quote user="unique"]"You can whine on about how much money he has had to spend all you like, but the fact is that we have a lot less than most clubs have to spend........" and you can whine that we have a lot less than most clubs? Hughton sp*unked well over £20m on four attack-minded players in the summer, and with a paltry return of 10 PL goals between them, they are a pale shadow of the players the club thought they had bought. The blame for this can be laid squarely at the feet of the coaching team. Hughton cas cost this club dear with the fall in value of it''s playing staff. "It is a basic premise in football that if you can win your home games, and make yourself hard to beat on the road, you''ll do ok." So by your own mantra, Hughton isn''t even getting the basics right.[/quote]If you think that 20 million is a lot in Premiership terms then you''re a bit behind the times. Didn''t Southampton spend 15 on a single player?Our squad is barely good enough, and if the players don''t agree with the coaching wheres the moans and groans, the player revolts? Because it looks very much to me like they are still playing for the manager. Take a look at West Brom if you want to see a dressing room imploding.I didn''t say he was doing everything right, did I?[/quote]
Yes 25million is not a great deal of money in the grand scheme of the premiership and yes if we survive then Hughton has fulfilled the primery goal for another season no doubt. No team no matter how long in the premeirship, (ask Fulham & other) has a right to build and be safe each season. Next season we might well, whoever in charge be mid table all season but that guarantees nothing the following season, given our budget and attraction to players.
We will always be fighting relegation at some point and as pointed out by others we will get relegated again one day!
That''s all well and good but there is no doubt that Hughton is going to be talked about long after he''s gone, due to splitting the fans more than any other manager and should he go in the summer (looking likely) and we stay up a lot of people & pundits alike will raise an eyebrow!
For me as I have said it''s not only the points but the way we have under performed in 60% of games this year, only in the last two months have we improved at home but our away form is so poor it''s depressing, so bad that the players now pay for fans travel! :-)
If we stay up Hughton would have done the job, but should he really keep his job with such a lack of passion, organisation and lack of impact when we are losing, he can''t appear to change games!
He has to go for me, even if I don''t think he''s as bad as some make out, BUT only if we can attract a better standard of manager, I don''t want to remove Hughton and replace him with a run of the mill Malkey type manager, that does not move us onor improve things.
[quote user="JF"]Hell no. P45 straight after the season has finished with a new man soon in place to have the time needed to prepare for next season.[/quote]
I am definately struggling with this, and admit to changing my mind on a regular basis depending on what weekend result and performance we have just had. BUT......right now, even though I could understand why he may go.....I am of the view that providing the season ends with us avoiding the drop he should stay and continue the gradual evolvement of the squad that he started (and he was clearly missing a few pieces this season).
I would also like to see some strengthening of his coaching team, always liked the way Harry had specialist coaches at Spurs, a Joe Jordan type for the strikers would be great I think.
I just see enough in those better performance to believe that with another close season behind him we will see a step up in squad quality and depth and a further improvement in respect of the percentage of good performances vs average or lousy......I am sure I could have put that better, but thats how I feel about it right now. It is though a close run thing no doubt.....oh so I am a YES.........today :-)
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