Invited members from all official supporters groups attended the meeting on Friday. Around 40 fan representatives attended the meeting with club representatives David McNally, Chris Bailey, Joe Ferrari Romily Broad, Danny Casey and Steve Balmer-Walters.
The following is a brief overview of the presentation that David McNally gave at the start of the meeting.
The clubs priority is promotion and nothing else. The club banned the word relegation and concentrate only on getting back to the premiership.
To do this we need to play attacking football and play to win.
The club didn’t need to sell any players however the money offered for Snodgrass was a no brainer. Not sure Fer was the right character for the Championship so again when offered the money it was an easy decision. Surman would never have got into the first team. Pilkington was and is injury prone. RVW loan and possible permanent sale needs no explanation.
The interview process was carried out after relegation with the remit to employ an attacking manager playing football the “Norwich Way”. A few candidates were interviewed but Neil Adams was the stand out candidate who ticked most of the boxes and no one else was offered the job. In appointing Neil Adams the club recognised that he was a novice and would need a support team and hence the new “Management Team”
The New Management team of David McNally, Neil Adams, Ricky Martin (Technical Director) and Barry Symonds (Head of Recruitment) now make all the decisions, not the board.
It was quickly established that City needed 2 players in every position going into this season. With the signing of 3 strikers the top priority. The criteria (if possible) was Young, Hungry, and on the way up. Aged 22-26. Any gaps to be filled with real experience. (O’Neil Jerome).
McGrandles and Thompson are players for the future.
10 players have come in and 10 have been sold or sent out on loan.
Sebastion Bassong nearly left the club on deadline day. The club expect him to go out on loan soon.
The club had lots of offers for players, in fact 21 in total.
DMc is pleased with the start to the season. However still a long way to go so patience is the key word.
It then moved onto the Q and A session…….
What were the financial implications of relegation. Answer the club is debt free but the finances will be tight.
Other Questions ranged from the new away kit to Homophobic chants to standing at Carrow Rd.