Was your question answered?
Although I have read about several Norwich City AGMs, last night was the first time I have attended one, so it’s difficult to know how it compared to previous years.
One thing that would be fair to say is it wasn’t a damp squid. At times it felt heated, mostly when the questions were being fired at Glenn Roeder, who noticeably had to reel in his tongue at times. Right: Was your question answered at this year's AGM?
Although the press pack gets to sit in on proceedings, we are not allowed to comment or question during the event – only afterwards. Which means as we scribble down notes, we are relying on the shareholders to ask things we hope will generate an interesting response or shed some light on events in the past 12 months.
One question we all wanted to ask was: why the Turners left.
And someone asked it – but for a ludicrously frustrating reason, they only heckled the question. They didn’t have the courage to simply put their hand up and ask the board to answer.
We asked the question of Neil Doncaster after the meeting but he simply pointed to what was said at the time. I wonder whether the answer would have been different to the amassed shareholders?
It may be there is a perfectly reasonable set of situations that led to the Turner’s sudden departure; that is not the issue.
For me, it was that supporters had the perfect chance to put an extremely pertinent question to the board and all they could muster was a cowardly heckle.
It certainly undermines any future moans and grumbles from supporters if they do not take these opportunities to try and get answers.
Okay, that one question and frustration apart, there were some other good questions fired at both Roeder and the board. It is always interesting to know if people were happy or surprised by the answers they got.
posted on 12 November 2008 16:53 byMichael Bailey - Sportsdesk