Was just wondering how certain former players are selected for our Hall of Fame?
Just seems a bit odd that Hermann Hreidarsson and Jason de Vos are there but Marcus Stewart and Jim Magilton aren't. Obviously not meant as a slight on the first two, but if they have been inducted, why not Magilton and Stewart?
Also, no Tom Garneys despite being our fourth-highest goalscorer, ahead of Mariner, Whymark, Gates, Brazil...?
I will add that I'm glad ours isn't like Norwich's, where you simply have to turn up and play a few games and that seems to be worthy of a place.
"How would you rate manager Paul Lambert's performance during 2019/20?"
24% of respondents did not select either "Poor" or "Very poor". Surely they cannot all be Norwich fans? Honestly, who on Earth could answer that question and seriously say that he was anything other than "Poor" or "Very poor"? 215 people thought he was "Average".
"When it was put to him that it was more than just the final few months, the record of four league wins in 21 stretched back to November, O’Neill responded: “I think at the end of January though we were top of the league. You can look at it and you might pick up a point away from home and people deem that as not a good result but at the end of the day the league table doesn’t lie, if you’re in and around it, you’re performing well."
I know we read so much into every word uttered by everybody in football, but it's just depressing to hear him come out and say that we were "performing well". We weren't. With a competent manager last season we would be playing back in the Championship in 2020/21. As it was, we recorded our lowest league finish for 67 years, finishing below Wycombe Wanderers, Fleetwood Town and Gillingham. If the season had been played to a conclusion we would've finished pretty much in the same spot.
O''Neill mentions how at the end of January we were (briefly) back at the top of the division but I think most of us recognise we didn't deserve to be there based on performances. The form over the MAJORITY of the season was a disgrace and would see us in a serious relegation battle if it was to be replicated next season.
I know I'm not exactly saying anything new here. It would just be nice for the club (O'Neill) to not pussyfoot around and actually acknowledge how utterly shïte most of last season was. Regardless of what has been said internally, if he and some of the players are coming out publicly with things like that and mentions of how it "wasn't good enough" and how we'll "put it right next year" it just comes across as us being content with failure, frankly. As it has done for a fair while now.