Vital Football

Latest Norwich City News

Personal over Professional

Personal over Professional

When a manager loses the fans it can be a hostile place. We've all seen demonstrations against clubs who are not acting swiftly enough in the eyes of the supporters.

Now Norwich City fans are not known for their fervor (just look at the EDP headline suggesting we were 'Marching on in our slippers') but the tide had turned against Alex Neil and my guess is that it wouldn't have been long before a couple of fans had invaded the pitch and thrown their season tickets at the feet of the Scot in disgust - aka 2009 (and we all know how that season turned out (bet they still regret that to this day)).

But a football club board are likely to take little stock in what the fans are thinking and more likely to defer to the internal situation. If the players are all 'on-side' and blaming themselves rather than the manager then there is every likelihood that the board will give the manager (and the players) more time to sort it out.

So - did Alex Neil lose the dressing room?

It would appear to me that he had. A quick look at the squad, any prolonged absences and the rumours behind them and you can easily come to the judgement that AN would quite happily drop a player he had fallen out with or just didn't like.

Now, of course, being the manager gives you that privilege - but if every manager in every board room 'dropped' people they didn't get along with the whole economy would grind to a halt.

Being a manager is about recognising what is in the best interests of the company - not about your personal crusade to garner respect from your team. And you should always be learning. it would appear AN never quite learnt this valuable lesson.

Early on he came in and made it clear 'he was in charge'. We all thought it was fantastic how he brought Seb Bassong in from the cold with the alleged threat of violence if he stepped out of line. But this hard stance seems to have backfired as numerous tales of players being dropped due to personal disagreement with the ex-Accies boss become just too many to ignore.

Getting the balance right is not easy, granted. But if, and it is a BIG IF, Tim Klosse was dropped due to a disagreement with the boss and IF he had played instead - would we be in the position we're in?

If Russel Martin hadn't been dropped for five games - would we be in the position we're in.

If Wes hadn't fallen out with the boss at Christmas would he have played and influenced a win over our festive shambles.

and he clearly just doesn't like Kyle Lafferty!

OTBC



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:LeeBoz
Date:Thursday March 16 2017
Time: 8:43AM

Comments

0
fans who chucked ST 's were heroes and at start of the best modern day period for NCFC.
DRAYTON GREEN
16/03/2017 11:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Norwich City Articles

Webber Brings In Two Old Trusted Colleagues at Norwich

Getting recruitment right is crucial, so fingers crossed

Leeds 3 - 3 Norwich

A pulsating game with City dogged by defensive struggles again

Webber's Recruitment Team Assembles

The Pieces are falling into place as two appointments look imminent

Irvine Left Angry And Disappointed

City's interim manager on that dramatic draw with Leeds

Archived Vital Norwich Articles

Vital Norwich articles from

Site Journalists

The Tuckster
Editor email
Profile
Savvy_Monkey
no email
Profile
LeeBoz
no email
Profile
Tom McHugh
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are You Optimistic About The Future At Norwich City?
Suggested By: Tuckster
Yes75%
No25%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 45 28 8 9 92 34
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Reading 45 25 7 13 82 2
4 Sheff Wed 45 24 9 12 81 16
5 Huddersfield 45 25 6 14 81 1
6 Fulham 45 21 14 10 77 27
7 Leeds Utd 45 22 8 15 74 14
8 Norwich 45 19 10 16 67 12
9 Derby County 45 18 12 15 66 4
10 Brentford 45 18 10 17 64 12
11 Preston 45 16 14 15 62 2
12 Aston Villa 45 16 13 16 61 -1
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 45 15 13 17 58 0
15 Wolves 45 15 10 20 55 -5
16 Ipswich 45 13 16 16 55 -7
17 Bristol City 45 15 9 21 54 -5
18 Q.P.R. 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Burton 45 13 13 19 52 -12
20 Birmingham 45 12 14 19 50 -20
21 Forest 45 13 9 23 48 -13
22 Blackburn 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Wigan 45 10 11 24 41 -17
R Rotherham 45 5 7 33 22 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Norwich City Results (view all)

Norwich City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2017 12:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Steve from Oz571
2.FCBEARS378
3.DRAYTON GREEN206
4.yellow belly120
5.fanforlife81
6.screaming canary80
7.Rex36
8.Nathan_NCFC29
9.suffolkcanary16
10.mooro14
Vital Football Comment