Neil Adams wants his Norwich City players to join him in an exclusive club against Manchester United

Norwich City boss Neil Adams wants his players to follow in his footsteps against Manchester United. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City boss Neil Adams wants his players to follow in his footsteps against Manchester United. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:00 AM

Neil Adams is challenging his Norwich City players to join him in an exclusive club in Saturday’s Premier League test at Manchester United.

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Adams scored a famous winner for Oldham in 1993 which boosted the Latics’ own Premier League survival hopes. Oldham won their last three matches of the season to survive on goal difference and Adams insists the Canaries can draw inspiration in their own battle to beat the drop and wreck interim boss Ryan Giggs’ big day in the process.

“I once went three days without watching it. It was a big goal at the time,” joked Adams. “When you score against Manchester United in a 1-0 win you never tend to forget it. It was a year United won the league but we managed to beat them at Oldham.

“It was a header and I was pleased with it. I rose like a salmon and out-jumped (Steve) Bruce and (Gary) Pallister and (Peter) Schmeichel. I got a few headers but that one was about three yards out and we would take one of those at United.

“I haven’t spoken specifically to the squad about the experience of beating relegation. We try to focus on what is required in each game and it will take people who do not wilt under pressure or shy away from the ball.”

Adams is convinced belief will not be an issue at Old Trafford with many of his squad involved in last season’s Carrow Road Premier League win against the Red Devils.

“We believe we can have a good go and if we have players who have beaten Manchester United before that is a beneficial experience,” he said. “It helps most of them have played at Old Trafford and they know what to expect in terms of atmosphere and conditions.

“Manchester United would tell you themselves they should be up there challenging for leagues, but they have not had a great season and that is why the circumstances have changed this week.”

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14 comments

  • Kennon certainly had morer than one bookies shop. I remember the one in Aylsham, my home town at the time. Anyone else recall one of our worst keepers, a certain Peter Vasper?

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    oldtimer

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Sandy Kennon had a window cleaaning business in the city after he retired. Did not know he was a bookie? Kevin Keelan was a great keeper, not sure if he was eligible for England, as I thought he came from India. He did have a temper - the uppercut I remember was against Northampton in the mid sixties in a game for the old 2nd division title, when players were allowed to shoulder charge keepers. The Northampton forward tried it once too often. I think Keelan ended up in Tampa area in Florida as a goalkeeper trainer?

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Wouldn't argue with that Barking. Keelan was without doubt the best keeper never to have been recognised internationally. On his day he was unbelievably brilliant, prone to a little temper flash occasionally. Do you remember him flattening a Leicester City centre forward called Frank Large with a perfect left hook?

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    oldtimer

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Much has been made about the last 45 minutes against Liverpool. City are in the throes of relegation due to the many,many, many hapless,inept, clueless,mistake riddled, scoreless ,other season long 45 minutes. City's survival depends on other teams results. The two point lead is almost irrelevant. This present team are so lacking in quality, it is doubtful that they would be any more successful in the looming championship.How I dearly wish that I was posting a comment about a successful season. I fear for my club and can see no light at the end of the tunnel. And as for the 45 minutes against Liverpool, we still lost.

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    stormy

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Kenyon???????? I always watched a keeper called Sandy Kennon, who went on to be a successful bookmaker. Marshall (David not Andy), Green, Forster, Rudd and Ruddy. all great keepers too, something we hava a tradition for. It is a shame that Mank. U got rid of Moyes before we got to beat them on their own patch, the place and players will be all fired up for Giggs, but we can still hope for the impossible. OTBC NMTD

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    oldtimer

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • You can have whoever you want as long as we win. The chant "give it to Varco" was before my time.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Kennon and Nethercott before my time so can I have David Marshall and Declan instead?

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    el dingo

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Gunn. Keelan. Kenyon. Woods. Nethercott in goal. Sutton. Gavin. Fleck. Roberts. Huckerby and Holt up front, how can we lose?

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    Cornwall Canary

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • This is a tough one. A boys own story line at Old Trafford with the Manager and back room staff all being United players, have given incredible positivity to the team and supporters, BUT we need to win more that they do, and i am sure that the passion we have exhibited in the last 2 games will be enough for us to scrape home ahead. Our defence needs to be as strong as an iron girder, and let's see an attacking game today. OTBC!!

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    KuwaitCanary

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Its all eyes on Old Trafford tonight from around the World. millions will be watching from all corners of the globe, The Man Utd players will give 110% for Ryan Giggs as he has the respect of everyone at the Club, so is there going to be a thrashing? or are Norwich going to get a win on the change over of Man Utd managers? 9:1 Norwich to win.. 5050 is it worth a bet on Norwich? don't think so.. Norwich lose and Sunderland or Cardiff win and thats it

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    Footyboy16

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Severe thrashing on the cards this evening, I fear. Full of admiration for NA and the second half performance last week, but in the current context it's a lambs to the slaughter scenario.

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    wallybrain

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • I would have been much more confident of points for City tonight had Moyes still been in charge at Old Trafford. I think we all knew that the points had to be gained before the middle of April, that sadly was not the case, however, hope springs eternal for survival. Realistically next season in the Championship beckons.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • If we can find that second half performance that we gave against Liverpool - and sustain that for 90 minutes (+ Fergie time) - we could see the second major shock at Old Trashyard within a week !

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Don't see what else he could say really! If it was here I think we could do it, but at the theatre of Stockbrokers. .. can't see it happening, unfortunately.

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    el dingo

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

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