Top of the league with a quarter of the season gone is not enough for everyone.
Mr Carrow explains why being top of the Championship in October is yet another in a long list of failures.
On my life I swear we have the most ridiculous fans in the country.
Twelve games into the season, yes TWELVE, and people are popping their corks because we're top of the Championship. Jesus, teenage boys last longer poring over the lingerie section in their Mum's Littlewoods catalogue.
What a joke. Ipswich were doing well at this stage the other year and look how things panned out for them. We've played a load of bang average teams and are yet to take a single point from a team above us. More to the point, being top of the Championship still represents massive failure.
The lack of ambition in every transfer window ever has consistently led to relegation after relegation for us. Last year being a perfect case in point. Bournemouth have speculated to accumulate and become established and were last found pumping 6 past Premier League opposition while we scrape a scrappy win over a team that will be playing League One next season. THAT is the difference. They've not been frightened of chucking a few quid at retaining their status; they've gambled and won while we stuck on 14. A bit like Ipswich are. The most annoying thing is that they do it all on crowds of 11,000 and yet we sell out every week, charge £4 for shit beer and can still only afford to buy Nottingham Forests reserves.
When was the last time we bought a player that was a first team regular at the club we bought them from? We don't. It's always on the cheap, it's always too late and it's always settling for second or third best.
We're still one injury away from seasonal Armageddon. Imagine being so dependent on Cameron "693" Jerome!? That should be his squad number by the way as it's the amount of chances he needs to get a goal. That's before we get started on the defence.
We might be top but we're doing it through luck rather than judgment. For evidence of this look no further than the managers insistence on playing Russell Martin ahead of the best defender at the club every week. Ryan Bennett is a centre half. He makes our middle rock solid. Russell Martin makes it like a Lindt Lindor, gooey, messy and bitterly disappointing. I'll never trust Neil while he persists with failing to play his strongest players; he's got a mental block.
Look at the Rotherham subs. Naismith. Fucking Naismith. We might as well have just decided to play the last 20 minutes with ten men. Ok, he scored. But his want-away antics mean he has no place in my Norwich XI, in fact, as far as I'm concerned we only beat Rotherham 2-1, which means it was even more of a scrape than it looked in the papers.
You can't build a house on sand, especially with Prit Stick between the bricks. This shit will all come crashing down I tell you and I'll take no pleasure at all in telling you that I'd told you so
In the first of a new monthly rant, Mr Carrow tells Along Come Norwich what's getting on his wick. He's not a happy badger and everyone's a target, let him tell you all about it....
The first thing to say is that I'm delighted we got three points on Saturday. Winning is the name of the game and the result puts us that bit closer to our seasons objective. Yes, there's a "but" coming.
I just can't help feeling that it's all gone a bit "Hughton". Stale, changing the team for changes sake but more that Alex Neil will just keep getting a win here and there to stave off the pressure.
Cardiff were terrible but we only stumbled past them and rather than turning a corner this was just papering over the obvious cracks that have appeared.
Dropping Naismith from the squad was positive but then he countered that by picking Russell Bloody Martin at centre back. The bloke is a bang average right back and it doesn't matter how many times he plays there or where Scotland play him, he'll never be a centre back while he's got a hole in his arse. Imagine if you were in Ryan Bennett's shoes? Best young centre back at the club and getting dropped because Russ is "a nice bloke". I'll be amazed if he sticks it for much longer.
Then he goes and plays a whole host of defensive midfielders. For a home game against Cardiff!!!! It beggars belief. I suppose in some ways his hands were tied because all our new signings are unfit. Do we seek out these players? Klose, Naismith, Canos and Oliveira all short of fitness when they arrive. Would we buy a lame dog? Probably looking at our recruitment. In fact we'd probably buy a dead dog.
That said, could we afford a dead dog?
Can someone please show me where all the money has gone? Apparently we received £20m in June, we've flogged Redmond for £10m+ and there's no way we've done £30m.
Did we spunk it all on that monstrosity of a screen or has it gone to develop Colney? Mind, we could have the best facilities in world footy but if there's no bugger to train there what's the point?
It's about time we got some straight answers rather than a straight bat. They've let us down, Alex Neil down and embarrassed themselves. It's about time we found out why rather than wheeling out the same old clichéd lip service that some of our fans swallow without so much of a whimper.
If we're ever going to move forward as a club, it's time to rid the deadwood at the top and actually SEEK the investment we need rather than this head in the sand "not for sale" crap.
Then maybe, just maybe it really will be onwards and upwards.
While we maintain this outdated ownership model and continue with "jobs for pals" recruitment which has seen Fry, Phillips, McNally and now Tom Smith and Jez Moxey sit on the board, we'll go nowhere.
This is only made worse by the "happy to be here" fan base who continue to cheer mediocre performances and accept below par results.
Nobody wants to see Delia chased out but her time is surely up. Be careful what we wish for? Rubbish. That kind of attitude didn't discover the new world or put a man on the moon. It won't see us become an established top flight club either.
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