Norwich City boss Neil Adams targets more glory at Chelsea after FA Youth Cup success

Norwich City boss Neil Adams enjoyed his last coaching assignment at Stamford Bridge in the 2013 FA Youth Cup win. Picture: Matthew Usher. Norwich City boss Neil Adams enjoyed his last coaching assignment at Stamford Bridge in the 2013 FA Youth Cup win. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Sunday, May 4, 2014
7:00 AM

Neil Adams would settle for a repeat of his last coaching trip to Stamford Bridge after plotting Chelsea’s downfall in the FA Youth Cup final.

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The young Canaries defied the odds to triumph 3-2 in last season’s second leg for a thrilling 4-2 aggregate win.

“I’ve got very good memories of the place,” he said. “Everyone knows we were successful so if there are any coincidences or traces of luck hopefully that will be the same again. I don’t think anybody outside of Norfolk gives us a chance on Sunday. Chelsea are going for the title, we are in the bottom three. It doesn’t take a genius to work out who the neutral might fancy to win the game. It was exactly the same in that second leg. No-one gave us a chance of winning the tie against a really expensively assembled young Chelsea side so in that respect it is very similar to now. You have to get the players right and get them believing they can go there and cause an upset in the same circumstances.”

Adams sought to downplay the significance of slipping into the bottom three ahead of the trip to west London, after Sunderland hammered Cardiff City to cash in on Norwich’s eighth consecutive away league defeat of 2014 at Old Trafford.

“It isn’t a nice feeling. I think we have known for a while it was going to be tough and of course you want to be above that line but if you are asking me does it affect us? Probably not, no, because you are still going about the job in the same way,” he said. “When you look at that table it is not where you want to be and it just emphasises what the importance is of these last two games. It is going to take a huge effort and we can’t have any regrets. We have to go to Stamford Bridge and put in a performance that gives us everything we have got. If we achieve that and get something then we need the same against Arsenal. We have to be confident and we have to believe in ourselves.”

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5 comments

  • I thought the young Canaries won both legs of the Youth Cup by the same 2-1 margin? I bow to The Padster`s superior journalistic database. Where`s Ober-Statistician, LincsCan?? Giggsy`s achieving his brief - he`s repaid a debt of dishonour to an old pal at Sunderland + he`s keeping ManU out of the debilitating Marathon called The Europa League. Leaving the way clear for the incoming, permanent, manager to buy the Premiership Title. Subject to Financial Fair Play Rules, of course....

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Well this is it, officially our last 6 hours of premier league confirmed status. Lets get the season over with so we can all have a few months break. It has been a nightmare from start to finish. Sunderland have shown with fight you can beat the best, unfortunately we cannot beat the worst. I firmly believe Chelsea will crush us today, a bit like Fulham and Charlton did a few years back,,, all the talk,, and the games were over within the first 25-30 minutes.....Good luck Neil, but your players are flat, dejected, have no fight and psychologically destroyed by this season.... all the promise at the beginning has born no fruit..... i for one want a fresh start......

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    Robin Sydney

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Dream on, dream on.... Canary call should be a hoot this afternoon after another thrashing. Five or six nil, I reckon. Get the season over as quickly as possible... this slow death is painful to watch, n'est pas McNally?

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    wallybrain

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • I've just re-read this and there's no mention of the Man U result from yesterday. Why? Doesn't it affect us?

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • That Sunderland result doesn't really help does it? Serves to show us up for what we are. Useless.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

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