I have been from the start, I go and watch the academy a lot and don't mind paying - I look at it as a few quid entrance fee for when I watch them....
When you sign up, you are told you will be receiving the following: "“Friends” will be listed in the Match-day Programme, Academy Website and also receive small Academy Association gifts for signing up, EG Silicone band & car sticker. You will also receive the Academy Monthly Newsletter via email"
I have received the first couple of Academy Monthly Newsletters, but they have now stopped? Has anyone else received these, or have they just stopped for everyone.
If they have stopped it's pretty disappointing, and pretty lazy. There are features in every matchday programme that could be recycled on these, but when people are giving up £5/£10 a month, then they should get what they've been promised.
Stating the obvious I know but it's great to see a team of young English players playing with great technique, pace and tempo. Puts to shame all these 'not creating good enough players' rubbish and shows it's opportunities they need.
I think it'll be the greatest managerial achievement in PL era if they win the league.
According to SportsClubStats, Norwich currently have a 31.5% chance of going down...
After their Saturday game, the outcomes will effect it like this:
Win - it drops to 5.6% Draw - it drops to 25.8% Lose - it rises to 52.7%!
Also, that doesn't take into account who fixtures are against, (i.e. it assumes Norwich are just as likely to beat Liverpool as Liverpool are to beat Norwich) - if they lose, they are hugely likely to go down.
And we all remember what happened last time they had a must win game at Craven Cottage...!
Elizabeth Edwards, chairman of the Ipswich Town Supporters’ Club, said: “It is a great shame that this issue has taken focus away from the great work that the Academy is doing to help to secure the future of our club.
“Fan surveys (and a huge petition) demonstrated support for the investment to achieve Cat 1 Academy status, and many fans have already chosen to show that support financially.
“Surely there is no issue with all season-ticket holders being given every opportunity to support and make a real difference – though of course some will feel that this could have been achieved in a different way.”