After the loss to Fulham, we can all feel the presence of relegation looming in the shadows of our beloved Canaries. The last four matches will see the Canaries matched up again some of the top clubs in the Premiership including Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal.
The loss to Fulham has caused most experts and fans to write the team off. New First Team Manager Neil Adams is well aware of the write off, and his response was noted on EDP24:
â€œIf people want to write us off then great. People wrote us off during the FA Youth Cup run long before we got to play Chelsea in the final. That is fine. I don't have a problem with that. Norwich City is never going to be a team up there with the top four in terms of who are going to be seen as favourites at this level. We are probably used to that. We are down towards the bottom end of the table with perhaps seven or eight clubs who are all in the same situation and have no doubt been written off on a weekly basis like us.
Not only does Adams acknowledge the write off, but he is refusing to accept it. He recently has made changes, which he believes will give the club a much needed boost. The changes are most recognizable in the lineup. The moves are an attempt to provide more scoring opportunities, which has been the largest problem for the Canaries away from Carrow Road. As an article posted over at Betfair notes, the club has scored an abysmal 11 goals on the road.
Wes Hoolahan's move from the left side of midfield appears to be the most vital move of them all. According to Evening News 24, when Adams discussed the move he said the following:
I have seen Wes play in a number of positions, left-side, in the hole as a number 10, and Wes is an attacking player. He is someone who can get on the ball and get on the turn. What I like is players who can receive the ball into feet and they are looking to play it forward, to get in and hurt the opposition. That is Wes's natural game. I have seen many, many games, even going back to his time at Blackpool, so we all know what Wes can do and what he can't do. He is a fantastic player and if he is on the pitch and gets enough of the ball then on his day he can win you a game. It is about the philosophy underpinning how you go about things and it doesn't matter whether you are playing home or away.
Just the willingness to change proves that Adams is far better suited to be the First Team Manager, than Hughton ever was.
While the Canaries are staring down the barrel of relegation, Adams is providing a glimpse of hope. According to ESPN FC, [Adams] has proven people wrong before. Let us hope that history repeats itself, and Adams proves everyone wrong.
Published on Apr 14, 2014