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End of the Week ..

So the club has broken their silence, credit for getting out there quite quickly, a shame they didn't speak and act sooner, but that is water under the bridge. what's done is done.

The announcement stated that a new manager could be appointed by the end of the week,  I would have thought if it was to be Neil Adams we might have heard slightly earlier, the nearer to the end of the week could point to a person from outside the club.

Speaking of Neil Adams, I hope that a position is still there for him at the club in the same capacity or even up the scale should he not get the job. He has done the club proud by grabbing a posioned chalice also saving the board money and time.   He deserves to be treated fairly.

As you would expect there is no shortage of names churning round the rumour mill, with ex City favourites Malky Mackay and Tim Sherwood topping the list, Neil Lennon is another of the popular names in the mill along with  Zola, and even ex Manchester Utd  boss  No not Sir Alex  but  David Moyes .

But with WBA deciding to sack Pepe Mel as soon as the curtain came down on Sunday,  may just take a few out of the running for the Carrow Road hot seat. Neil Lennon is among the favourites also for that one , but one name that  that stands out a little to City fans and is widely being touted, and one WBA have tried to land before; is ex City boss Chris Hughton.  Well good luck to them I certainly would not want him if I was a Brom supporter, but he maybe different there. 

One name that people have overlooked as a rank outsider is Brain McDermott, being hotly tipped by many in and around Birmingham for the Hawthorns hot seat, I am surprised we have not seen him in the City runnings.

Personally I am unsure about Malky,  don't get me wrong I loved the guy when he was playing and felt he was treated badly by Worthington when push came to shove for his squad, he broke up a  very good partnership of Fleming and Mackay  and didn't we suffer for it,  but hindsight is a wonderful thing.    He has some experience with managing in the Championship with Watford and Cardiff  gaining promotion with the Welsh side.

But the very public relationship with Cardiff owner Vincent Tan did hightlight some things that would cause a little concern,  especially with his transfer dealings.  I will not judge Malky on tactics in the premership, he certainly wasn't the first manager to use the bus parking technique and no doubt will not be the last.   

Whatever and whoever is being interviewed, the board have a massive duty to get this spot on, they cannot afford anymore mistakes or we could be looking at many wilderness years again, I don't think the fans will stand for it again without making their voices stronger this time.

I also wish they would appoint an advisor to the board, an ex pro who has no affliations to the club but who can give cold impartial advice on football  along the way.

The disappointment of being relegated hurts,  but being honest,  it was not a surprise at all,  there is a little bit of excitement bubbling down in my stomach about the prospects of the new manager and new players. 

John Ruddy

It was a breath of fresh air to read John Ruddy is not out to engineer a move away from the club, he says he owes City a great debt giving him the chance to step out of the wilderness into first team football.  But that is not to say he will not be sold, he stated that if offers do come in for him that is when he sits down with the club and sort matters out.  

That could be happening very soon with Tony Pulis at Palace being widely tipped to be more than interested in taking the big Guy to London.   Although it would give Ruddy premiership football again, I just feel he could do a little better than Palace.

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