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Friday's Breakfast Debate......Norwich City

Post by 1964white » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:04 am

Are Norwich the next Leeds of yesteryear?

They have sold off a lot of their best players. Right now they sit 9th (only two points behind Leeds) in the Championship so the Canaries are doing quite well considering their lack of experienced resources.

No more parachute payments

Are Norwich in financial trouble?

A number of positions have been cut at Norwich City after a review into staffing at the club's academy
Club legend Darren Huckerby, who worked as an Under-23 coach, has confirmed his departure on social media.
BBC Radio Norfolk reports about 20 positions are under review and several of those posts have been cut already.
Huckerby said: "Whilst obviously disappointed to be leaving my role within the academy, it's something that happens [in] everyday football."
The 41-year-old, who won the second-tier title with Norwich in 2003-04, added: "My loyalty and love for NCFC will never change."
Huckerby was assistant to Under-23 boss Matt Gill, having worked his way up coaching throughout the youth system at the Championship club.
Head physio Stuart Wardle announced his departure on Wednesday, while head of academy recruitment Gregg Broughton and head of coaching Phil Church are also believed to have left.

The Championship club are yet to make an official comment about the reported exits, although sporting director Stuart Webber said last week that an internal review would allow them to "strip back what they don't do well".

Webber denied claims the academy would be downgraded, but admitted work needed to be done to make it more efficient.

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Re: Friday's Breakfast Debate......Norwich City

Post by NorfolkWhite » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:41 am

Feel duty bound to reply to this one '64 :lol:

When the club made the move of removing the top tier of earners after last season there was a clear indication that if there weren't already financial pressures they were at least planning for running the club on a tighter financial budget. I get the feeling that having another punt at getting back in the PL on the final year of parachutes would have been seen as too much of a gamble and with a lot of big earner contracts coming to an end it seemed like a natural evolution.

On the pitch they have gone down the (largely) unknown foreign coach route and brought in a lot of pretty unknown German players (the song to the tune of Blur's Park Life is now "All the Germans, so many Germans they all go hand in hand, hand in hand Farke Life :-D :-D ). Things started out badly for Farke and he was under big pressure, bore draws against Burton and Bristol at home steadied the ship and a couple of decent results pre the international break have seen them make strides up the league.

Still early days for Farke but a bit of optimism coming back. There certainly will not be big funds available in January but the club seems to have acted quickly enough to avoid undue financial issues and with the stories reported seem to be continuing down that route and giving a stable if tighter financial framework for the manager / team to work under. Big problem for me would be if Farke doesn't work out and they go back to an English manager who wants to restructure the squad as some of those players would be tough to shift.

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Re: Friday's Breakfast Debate......Norwich City

Post by gessa » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:28 am

Any team that drops down from the Premiership and doesn't get back up within 2 seasons will have to make major cut backs, you can't keep on paying top wages without the income.

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