Norwich City will not wilt in the face of Liverpool’s red menace in a high noon Premier League duel

Norwich City's players face the ultimate test against Liverpool in the Premier League on Easter Sunday. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City's players face the ultimate test against Liverpool in the Premier League on Easter Sunday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Sunday, April 20, 2014
7:30 AM

Neil Adams is convinced Norwich City’s players will not wilt in the face of Liverpool’s attacking arsenal this weekend at Carrow Road.

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Brendan Rodgers’ squad have plundered 93 league goals this season but Adams is convinced he has the characters to resist as Norwich strive to ease their own suffering at the opposite end of the table. Adams saw enough on his managerial debut at Fulham last weekend to feel City possess those key fighting qualities.

“You have to want to play at the top level and prove yourself; particularly against these sort of big teams. All players and manager should want to be involved in the Premier League,” he said. “I’ve only had one game but I want more of it and there are enough players in the squad who know what it means to the club and the supporters.

“I think you saw that last week. First and foremost you have to be professional and the boys we have out there, regardless of the situations they find themselves, have a duty and a job to do. The supporters deserve that as the minimum and the most pleasing thing for me in the short period of time I have worked with them is they have given me 100% effort.”

Adams knows the onus is on his side to rally another Carrow Road full house Sunday lunchtime against what he ranks as the best side in the country.

“Carrow Road has been packed for the last eight or nine years and the more support we get, the louder the noise and it does lift players,” he said. “You can argue rightly or wrongly whether players should perform anyway without that backing, but I don’t care what anyone says I have been there when the crowd are right behind you and you do get a lift it and you do find that little bit extra. We have seen a lot of games at Carrow Road when we haven’t been expected to win.

“We have to make sure that the crowd stay with us, and that means obviously the application from the players being right and the football being right as well.

“No disrespect to the other teams in the league, but they’re the best team in the country so it will be rocking.”

34 comments

  • Maybe they wilt and maybe they wiln`t. So far, they are.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Yes, and that football journalist (writing about the Hillsboro disaster) who quoted Bill Shankley got it wrong. The full quote was: "Football is not a matter of life and death. It's more important than that..."

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    GW

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Tragedy and loss are permanent attendees of Life`s Party, Derek.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • After hearing the sad news of the West Ham academy player who at the age of 20 lost his battle with cancer, puts the game in a different role, life is more important than football

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    Derek McDonald

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Dubai Canary did apologise or the fact that my latest consignment of Pollyanna Potion was a few bottles short of a case, Canarygirl. Now I know where it went!!!! OTBC!! IGWT!!!!, PMF!!!!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • I don't think we can blame any one person for the predicament we are in at the moment. It has been a catalogue of unfortunate choices over the past couple of years really. Saying that, we can still beat Liverpool today. We have a team that is more than capable and can match anyone when they put their mind to it. Its going to be a very nervous day but I do believe we can pull off the shock of the season. The onus is on Liverpool to win; so let's get out there and show them that we are not about to let that happen. City need our united support more than ever; let's shout them over the safety line. So On the Ball City and Never Mind the Danger. WE CAN WIN TODAY; WE MOST CERTAINLY CAN!!!! otbc

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    Canarygirl

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • …..So I've fallen for the bait el dingo!....Football to me is about winning!....You have selected 5 defenders and their sole role is to STOP the other lot scoring...Nothing else...'If in doubt - kick it OUT'....attack and scoring...and you must score to win, begins in mid field!....so for me, i would set up 2-1-2-1 with the remaining 6.....first 2 would be LF (or RS)and BJ....they would be under instructions to hold station!....the point of the diamond would be WH who by now would have recovered from his depression...with NR wide on the right an JM on the left ..GH would be th final piece in the jigsaw!....They would be under instruction to hold their positions and attack! attack! Attack!...no longer chasing back to our penalty area to cover for sloppy ball passing exercises by our big men!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Not being able to score goals means there is something wrong with our forward line. So mix up the forward line.. There has been only one constant player in our forward line unless he's injured. You can't fault his work rate but maybe if it isn't actually ******* working have the cajones to change it and who knows we might actually score a goal. But he'll play and we'll lose same, same..

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    Gruff

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • As things stand, Sunderland do not have a game in hand on us, jigs69. After today, they do. I wonder if we`ll finish bottom? A sleepwalk into perdition.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Topic:- `Our board and football knowledge`. Hyacinth Bowkett, Stephen Fry - `Footy types`? Doubt it. Delia & Michael - Proper fans, but more knowledgeable than the `average` City supporter? Unlikely. Michael Foulger - good ol` boy, see Dee & Mike. Is Stefan somebody still there? Who ? I believe Machianalli does not enjoy Board Status. Hired hand, but has excellent knowledge of football from financial and marketing viewpoints, but the game itself?. So, on this, I go with el dingo, Aka "De Geillustreert Man". ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Sunderland still play Cardiff and WBA,, Very interesting,, and Hull lucky to have 36 points.... just enough I think... anyway that Sunderland v Cardiff game will send one of them down....

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    Robin Sydney

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Although I believe we are down, there are no easy run ins to the end of any premier league season. Im sure Chelsea and Man City thought they had this, points on the board is all that matters... the awakening of Sunderland is a concern re goal difference, so get a point today and Cardiff and Fulham still need a win and draw from last 3,,, re goal difference,, as for Sunderland lets see.... and I firmly believe if the push came and we need to beat Arsenal at home in the last game we can do it... im just very concerned about the psychological state of the players, eventually some chances will go in, and goalkeepers will make mistakes, and referees giving us a lucky decision, thats football... and yesterday Cardiff draw at home to Stoke, Villa draw at home to Soton, and Fulham lost,, so its not all gloom....

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    Robin Sydney

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Normally, all 'greens' wilt under heat. Today the Yellow and Greens will not succumb but do us proud! OTBC!!

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    la barbe

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Off to the game soon. Here's hoping. Just seen Palace on MotD. I have a new respect for Pulis.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Can we please have whatever Sunderland are on? Extraordinary - and still with a game in hand.

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    jigs69

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • I know it's only paper talk but reports today are that Adams is unlikely to be in charge at start of next season regardless of where we end up. Sherwood and Lennon are the leading contenders apparently. And if anyone fancies a ghoulish visit to the postings by Villa fans Lambert would be available come next August if they had their choice. PS , ET, if it wasn't for Lambert we'd be in the conference. PPS, hope we win today, I will feel less tetchy.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Big ask today, especially bearing in mind that every result except Fulham went against us yesterday!! Good luck to Neil Adams and the boys!!

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    Algarve Canary

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Watching Sunderland take four points from Man City & Chelsea - both away from home - in the last four days should be motivation enough !

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Just like to point out that Hoolahan was dreadful in his last 2 appearances. Play him at the tip of the diamond and it could work.

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    christoph

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Off to the game soon. I've not given up hope. However I do think we are down. COYY

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    sharky

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • This board steered us right down to div one with successive bad decisions re managers. We are where we are sharky because Lambert, (I still say a lucky choice), delivered not only football but financial salvation. Since Lambert left we have witnessed once more, as el dingo rightly says, the board showing they have less football knowledge than the average armchair fan. However, let's hope today provides something miraculous because if you look at yesterdays results and our fellow strugglers remaining fixtures that is what we will need for Adams to get us out of jail.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Youre right ET totally agree.

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    sharky

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • And didn't McNally bring Lambert to Norwich. And without the board's money are we not playing in the local park.,

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • McNally decision. Not the boards.

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    sharky

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • If we're looking for a coaching team to support Adams for next year, what about Culverhouse and Karza? ;-)

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    Double D

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • If it wasn't for the board Lincs, we would now be in the Conference. People make mistakes. Nobody deliberately goes out to wreck a season. Forget about moaning whose fault it is. We're in this together, Yesterdays results could not of been worse for us. Lets hope we can go out and perform a miracle as well.

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Ok Stew so who and how? I'll start you off:) jr sw rm mt mo....

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    el dingo

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • ....Very true, el dingo!...very true!....Armchair supporters, like what I am, watch all of the match, live, from a wonderful viewpoint!....analyse all, as it happens, and reach their conclusions.... No need to consult with neighbours who probably missed much that happened at the far end of the ground, and out of sight!....Today's Armchair is supporter is well informed....just less mobile!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • I dont think I've EVER disagreed with you about Hoolahan.

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    sharky

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • .....Good Morning Sharky young man!....The education received at The City College (Tech),may have been pretty basic, but we were taught common sense.... It doesn't take long to consider alternative options, and different opinions, and we are then able to put them on the table and give advice to the fools that rush blindly in!....Just listen to what I have to say - on football - and you won't go far wrong!'...Hoolahan MUST start today!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • That was positively Churchillian, Stew!. Sharky IMO the main problem with our Board is they don't have the footballing knowledge of even the average armchair supporter.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • '.....Whatever happens today!....Whatever happens in the next 3 matches!....Whatever happens regarding relegation or not!....Neil Adams should be retained as the way ahead!....He will have 100% backing from the supporters!....He may have to bring in or promote a strong coaching team, and will have a week or two to sort that out....But once again Norwich City Football Club is back where it belongs....With the people of Norwich and Norfolk!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • Ok Lincs you are entitled to your opinion. Just remember though we wouldnt be here if it wasnt for the board. I do agree this year they will be feeling its like a nightmare for them. Too late. COYY

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    sharky

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • So unfair on Adams being left to carry the burden of this nightmare set of fixtures. Hope it works out. Pity the board can't be sacked.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

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