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Norwich City’s Neil Adams is prepared for a Bolton side cast in Neil Lennon’s image

Norwich manager Neil Adams knows what lies in store against Neil Lennon's Bolton. 
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Norwich manager Neil Adams knows what lies in store against Neil Lennon's Bolton. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Neil Adams is warning his Norwich City players to expect a Bolton side cast in the image of new boss Neil Lennon.

The former Celtic boss brings his Trotters to Carrow Road for Friday’s televised Championship game looking for a third win in his first four matches.

Lennon was touted with the City post in the summer, although the Northern Irishman was not on the Canaries’ short-list headed by Adams to replace Chris Hughton.

Adams knew it was only a matter of time before Lennon returned to the game and he has already made an immediate impact at Wanderers.

“It’s a big club and he will know his own mind and he obviously decided that is the right club for him, and you see the response they have got already,” said Adams. “He has had a positive effect on the team in the first three games and I am sure that is what the owners and chief executive wanted when they went out and employed him.

“He has a fantastic managerial record. I played against him a few times at Leicester, at Filbert Street, which tells you how far back it was, and he was a good player. You could see what he was about; he was tenacious, he would put his foot in, but could also play and you can see that in how he throws himself into it as a manager.”

Norwich go into the game looking to end a five-match winless league run, but a victory that would take them level on points with Derby, Watford and Wolves at the top.

“It shows you nobody has really put that spell together like we did it for the first eight or nine games,” said Adams. “I know it’s all ifs and buts now but if we had carried on and got the results we felt our performances deserved we might be a few clear at the top. We’re not, but 14 games in, knowing a win takes us joint top, shows what we have done.”

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27 comments

  • Wac; Don`t marry your sister. Applies equally to girls & boys. Seriously though; strictly speaking it is Einstein`s 1905 "Special Theory of Relativity", followed by 1915`s "General Theory of Relativity", incorporating gravitation. Alas, he was unable to go the extra yard and produce a "Unified Field Theory", incorporating electromagnetism, gravitation, relativity and quantum mechanics. He wasn`t that bright at all, really...I have studied all those subjects, but understood none of them. All I can remember is E=m*(c squared). I don`t know what that really means, either. ;-). We must stir up SteelyD and get an old gits` gathering on the agenda. The `Works of Albert Einstein` could be first item on the agenda? Followed by Pa Snipps` "Universal Chevron Postulate" and baguio`s "Barn Door Bot Theorum".

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • Thanks Brew, I knew I could rely on you to add to my education. What's Einstein's law of relativity please?

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    waclor

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Noel Tidybeard. That old puddle `n` drought allusion is resurfacing. Not far to rise...

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • ... or should we Bury St. Edmonds?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Noel Edmunds.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • I've never seen a "Pretentiously pruned pogon". Is there some public figure who has one for demonstration purposes please?

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    waclor

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • I went to school with a certain `Bow-Tie Kin L` chappie, el dingo. Known him since 1952. His aftershave aroma is accentuated, paradoxically, by his pretentiously pruned pogon. Though wealth can plaster over a lot of flaws, this guy is a 24 carat **at. No doubt. As shallow as a puddle in a drought.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • TVM, LincsCan. Will have a dekko at the other Lennon board. I will give your piece a chance. That`s all I am saying. I hope you didn`t make a $#!t remark about IZAL. Marvellous product - though better used as tracing paper than for post-dumping due diligence duties. A shining example of an inappropriate product. Good to see el dingo remembers that "Irish" ersatz lager I brewed under licence for Guinness, at Greene King, while I was having my Biggles weighed. Harpic. Precision brewed. Self cleaning effect on the toilet bowl. Guaranteed to take the glaze off your porcelain.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • I am on my way now. Archant says we're playing Blackburn. Pucking fathetic.

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    el dingo

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Pondy - I think it is safe to say there will be more attending the game than will be tuning in on TV. Remember that live game at Stockport in 2002 watched by a tv audience of 11000.

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    Steely Dan

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Can't get in the mood for a Friday game. What proportion of the world will actually watch it on telly? When did we last win a televised game? Makes for a long weekend.

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    Pondlife

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • el dingo

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Answered your ITFC debt question MB but post gone awol. Possibly something I said about IZAL. Or just my day for the ether. It's on the other board anyway.

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    Lincs Canary

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • MB, I have found ITFC's cumulative debts by going back to their 2012\13 accounts, when it was £82.4m. What is baffling me is I am sure I denoted in their 2013\14 accounts summary there was no mention of the figure. Now I cannot even find their 13\14 accounts. Perhaps they are re-writing them before the authorities do their ffp checks. Anyway, cumulative debt means nothing to ffp, it's only the last set of accounts that matter and Tractor Boys will be ok. Tonights opponents however are in deep financial manure so don't be surprised if they come round with a blanket at half time inviting us to throw shillings. As for side cast in Lennon's image I imagined they shout a lot and get sent to the stands, however Goss Valley's S>A>G> formation is the image that will stay in my mind. Btw MB, IZAL - rough side\smooth side? Or am I missing the crack?

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    Lincs Canary

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Looking forward to tonight - should be a lively atmosphere. An important match for Adams, could be a turning point in the season in more ways than one.

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    Bookface

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Does the flamboyant chap with the bow tie have a chauffeur? Kin L.

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    el dingo

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Haha I don't know Brew, I just hope we give them a good tonking so we don't get a load of people on here whining how we should have been set up in a short angry ginger formation :-)

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    GossVolley

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • ... is there such an "-ist" as "angryist"??

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • ... let alone "Shortist". :-D

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • GossV; I was tempted to comment along those lines. But I was scared Archie might Moderate it out. Reason: "Gingerist". ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Standard `newspaper` hyperbollox, Steely. PMD certainly got the Holt story right, reference moving his family to Carlisle. For my part, I made a list of likely clubs for Holty to join - all in Lancashire, handy for M6 Northbound. Wigan was on the list! I think PMD actually does run a pub. Perhaps he`s gone bust? A lot do. Those that don`t are driven about in pretentious cars wearing flashy clothes. One I know, near Norwich, has a flunky to drive him about in a Rolls Royce. The haves and have nots. `Walter Mittyism` abounds in the licensed trade. Many licensees are parodies of `Boycie` from Fools & Horses. Others prefer The Godfather image. The one I refer to, combines the two styles. Quite amusing, in a gut-wrenching kind of way! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • 'A side cast in Neil Lennon's image' is exactly what I thought when I saw the Bolton side set up in a short angry ginger formation

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    GossVolley

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Morning gents. I was booted out on this one too. Only said to Noggin that the maths alone mean NA's team is already here; no additional salaries or relocation (except Three Lungs) so he's cheaper irrespective of any salary differences. Lennon has a reputation at a higher level, so in theory (and doubtless in reality) would quite correctly command a higher wage. A bit of experience during this crucial season would not come amiss. Having said that, the drongos on here who think folks who think he is a cheap option do not want Neil to succeed are on another planet*. I'd want City to win if M. Mouse was the manager. *I'm not referring to you Noggin your posts are a good read. Phew - now I can look forward to going tonight! OTBC.

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    el dingo

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Morning gents. Tried to reply to Noggin on the other one but for what it's worth the thing about NA being the cheap option is simple maths. No reputation at this level, no relocation required, all the backroom team here established and paid for except Three Lungs. Lennon, even if he earned the same as Adams (which is highly unlikely anyway), would command his own salary, those of his team plus all the relocation expenses, which are not inconsiderable these days. I wish folks would understand that just because he IS the cheap option it does not mean we don't all want him to succeed - I know I do. It's just that for such an important season as this a little experience at the helm would hardly be a bad thing. Good luck Neil - especially for tonight which I'm really looking forward to. OTBC.

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    el dingo

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Picked up on it on the other Lennon story Brew. Where is PMD these days.Another silly heading to an article here. Lennon has only been there for a couple of weeks.

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    Steely Dan

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • ... that was intended for the other Neil Lennon story, but the web page kept being "unfindable". Got there in the end. Not Archie`s fault; Internet Explorer trouble :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, October 31, 2014

  • PubManDave did get a few things right, Fagen. Unlike that character of "------ is going nowhere" fame. Neil Adams is a novice, `one for the future`; then so was Dave Stringer... I suppose everybody`s a novice at first ;-) LincsCan; have 1p5wich`s cumulative debts really been "disappeared"? As for the FFP Rules; probably not worth the toilet paper they`re written on. OTBC. INIT. INIA. IZAL.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, October 31, 2014

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