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Norwich board admits to mistakes

Angry Norwich fans demand changes

The Norwich City board will face up to their mistakes this week following relegation from the Championship.

Majority shareholder Michael Wynn Jones told BBC Radio Norfolk that the board will meet to discuss their future.

"The board is meeting on Wednesday," he said. "We'll look at the situation and see what is required to be done, see where we can find the funds.

"I think there probably will be [change]. Obviously I can't specify but we can't go on in this fashion."

His wife Delia Smith said that despite the manner of their defeat and relegation, she has felt a lot worse in her time as the club's figurehead.

"I did most of my grieving after Monday night [a 2-0 defeat to Reading] I have to say," she admitted. "I couldn't see a real miracle today. I was already anticipating what would happen.

"But that's football, the tables don't lie, all I can say now is that we've got to really make the best of it to get back on track."

Club chairman Roger Munby admitted that the club's current predicament had come as a result of decisions the board have made over the last two-and-a-half years.

"Hindsight observations come to mind about the previous manager [Glenn Roeder] and the one before that [Peter Grant]," he said. "In those two decisions the appropriateness for our football club wasn't there.

"The raw material that Bryan Gunn picked up couldn't make it in the end, for whatever reason, and I'm not technically skilled in football matters to be able to tell you why."

When asked whether the board were to take the blame for the club's relegation, Munby was clear that everyone at the club should take a long, hard look at themselves.

"The board, the chief executive Neil Doncaster and the football team, we act by consensus, and that means it's a team effort.

"I think that's the best way to look in the mirror, look at the reflection of yourself and your colleagues, both board and executives, team, management and coaching, and see what you're made of.

"And what we're made of is going to be severely tested this summer for sure."

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see also
In Pictures: Charlton 4-2 Norwich
03 May 09 |  Norwich
Norwich drop down to League One
03 May 09 |  Championship
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