Defender Michael Turner vows that Norwich City will ‘keep fighting until the end’

Michael Turner grapples with Hugo Rodallega during Norwich City's defeat at Fulham. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Michael Turner grapples with Hugo Rodallega during Norwich City's defeat at Fulham. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
12:06 PM

Norwich City’s Premier League survival rests on belief, as far as Michael Turner is concerned – and while new boss Neil Adams helped emphasise the point, the Canaries centre-back is looking forward to proving the point.

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Following Saturday’s defeat at Fulham, and with City’s own infamous run-in, the Canaries may be looking for rabbits to fly out of hats in order to preserve their Premier League status into a fourth season. And that would be no mean feat as Premier League title-challengers Liverpool and Chelsea, plus defending champions Manchester United and FA Cup finalists Arsenal wait in the wings.

“We’ve shown in the past we’ve played some of the top teams and done well against them, so there’s no reason why we can’t do that again,” said Turner.

“First and foremost, the manager has just told us we can believe in ourselves a little bit more. That we are a good team with good players, and we shouldn’t really be in this position. We had some good training sessions last week and he put across some good points that the lads bought into, and they took that into the game on Saturday. So I think with another week behind us, hopefully we can improve again and take it into the next game against Liverpool. The fans have to keep believing too. They went to Fulham in their droves and supported us, as they have done all season, and we will keep fighting until the end. We will give all we can in these four games. People have written us off – so we can go into them and give our all, leave nothing behind, and go from there.”

Turner, who missed almost three and a half months of the season after tearing his hamstring in the 1-1 New Year’s Day draw at Crystal Palace before being recalled in west London on Saturday, added: “I was pleased with how I felt during the game. I’ve been out for so long, and that is 
obviously disappointing.

“To get back playing was pleasing for me, but the result was the key thing and it’s a bad day for us.”

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18 comments

  • The Board must`ve been complacent, comatose, catatonic or chicken. Or all of those. LincsCan`s said it all really. Pulis for MotS! Block the Self-Pity City monopoly. El dingo seems to hold out little hope of an outbreak of investigative journalism at the Woolpack.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

  • Nice to see that gallows humour is alive and well and living on these boards. Talking of the Board... oh I can't be bothered, but I'd love to know the truth of it all. Don't suppose I'll ever hear more than rumours tho, eh Archie?

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    el dingo

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

  • Back on subject, ie "fighting till the end", last night Sunderland fought out a 2-2 draw at title contenders Man C and Palace went one better with a win Everton. Those are the types of odds defying results we need if we are not to be sucked in to the bottom three. Sunderland play three of their last four at home, all winnable looking fixtures. Palace are on 40 pts now and effectively safe. At which point I go off subject and repeat a rant about why we never went for Pulis. He was available at a time our dithering board thought Hoots could see us through. Not our type of manager argued some fans. What type? A winning manager? One with experience of over achieving at a low budget PL club? One who wins away games 3-2 against top four opposition. One who wins games 3-0 away to bottom three Cardiff? When Pulis went to Palace they were not at the cliff's edge, they had toppled over and in free fall. We were merely vulnerable but with a better squad and only needed steering in the right direction. Still, Hoots has gone now and we rest our hopes instead on an untested youth team coach to deliver results against four of the world's richest and most successful clubs. Nice one board. Palace fans, which beach are you headed for this weekend?

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

  • The laptop forgot my password, infallible things these computers.Hah.Nice one Finn Blue I havent seen so many full stops playing leapfrog for yonks. Now we have to play Dribblepool FC , and to parrotphrase an old boy of theirs I WOULD LOVE IT IF WE COULD BEAT THEM.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Was in the Canary Shop in Norwich today, asked the chap if they had any ncfc prayer mats for the last four games ! otbc.

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    tom the taxi

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Indeed, I am a long way from the final whistle, even if I don't get to play too much extra time. Plenty of mischief still to be done.

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • At least you must have hope, Swiss! I`d rather let nature take its course than be messed about by some highly qualified dissectionist! It`s like that, it`s just the way it is. Funny old world.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Funny how this season has brought on thoughts of mortality. I reserved my plot in the first Long Barrow to be built in the UK for 5,000 years a couple of months ago, and now I am heading off for major surgery next week. That's my way of showing solidarity with the fate of the Canaries!

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Now, now, Peter Watson, how did you know I`d just done my Funeral Plan with The Cooperative Coffin Society?? Spooky! Apparently, the interment bill attracts "Divi", which will accrue to my Estate, so lowly high that it is. Where there`s a Will there`s a relative. Just let the poor man shut his gate, pull his forelock shut and have a nice sleep for a while. Better than being RIPped off in Prisoner of War Road! AF-UANB.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • I like your style MB.No-one should be hit with negative waves at a time like this.Good kharma and vibrations are essential at a time like this."We will fight them on the beaches..." RIP COOP.

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    Peter Watson

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • I prefer it when Finn Blue does his posts in FinnoUgric (take your word for it MB). Long winded way of saying goodbye though. Oh well, goodbye.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • FINN.BLUE, I think I got the gist of that, but my grasp of Finno-Ugric languages is far, far worse than your grasp of English! I did try to extend to you a warm welcome to the `jalkapallo forumin` and I still do! Trouble is, you were beginning to vex some folk with those `traditional` Ipswich jibes. I have been berated,on many occasions in the past, for trying to be civil to opposing supporters, eg Aston Villa, Birmingham, Leeds and even Ipswich. I have even been accused of being Ged Steroo in disguise!! So when you turn to those jibes, it makes that diplomacy difficult to sustain - I have to live here! As far as I`m concerned, you are still welcome on these boards. I`m sure LincsCanary would `forgive` you, too! FINN, a word I could not get even near to was "mahollisuudesta". Pray enlighten me! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Everybody's fighting, Swansea on the training ground, WBA in the dressing room, Villa's backroom staff. Harry Kane scores a goal. RVW doesn't. Liverpool are playing for the title and Barcelona lost. Que pasa?

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    B Inners

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • I have already divulged the secret of my new-found optimism, blackdog2. It`s Dubai Canary`s endowment of an unlimited supply of his Pollyanna Potion. It`s great stuff, and he`s a grand and gracious guy for gifting it to me. Putney, ol` pal, "ICCLWL" relates to a nest-invading bird, which elects to dwell in the country of the cumuli. I didn`t use `IHWT` did I?? I`d guess it stands for "I Hope We Triumph", but that is, indeed, only a guess. "OTBC" means "Oh, Time Bypassed Carrow". So I`ve been led to believe. INAWT. PMF. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Mad Brewer... Haluaisin kiittää teitä mahollisuudesta osallistua jalkapallo forumin.lämpimät terveiset Suomesta. Goodbye.. Finn Blue..

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    FINN.BLUE

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Brew - what does ICCLWL mean? Also, what does IHWT mean? Either way, I can't help but feel that all these statements coming out are somewhat fatalistic. Words said because they have to say them, but I don't feel like they believe them.

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    PutneyCanary

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Crumbs! Crikey! You all right Brew? This is not your normal style and reading it made me come over all funny, it's no good I have to go and lie down for a while.

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    blackdog2

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Make a name for yourself, Michael. Take the bite out of Suarez before he takes a bite out of you. Score from a set-piece (at their end). Have such a perfect day that you make not a single error. A place in The Hall of Fame, and the Freedom of Norwich awaits you. Just don`t go celebrating down Prisoner of War Road - there`ll still be 3 winnable games to go! You are on the verge of greatness. Grasp the moment. You know you can do it. OTBC. ICCLWL.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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