Former winger gives thoughts on all things Norwich CityFEW people know new Norwich City manager Neil Adams better than his old Canary team-mate Darren Eadie, who gave his thoughts on the new appointment to the official programme in the run-up to Sunday’s vital meeting with Liverpool.
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Former Canaries winger Eadie believes the tactical awareness and competitive spirit of new boss Adams can help the Canaries gain the precious points they need from their challenging final four fixtures of the Premier League season.
“To a man I think everybody's pleased for Neil,” says Eadie. “I know Neil as a player and a person very well – I spent five years playing with him.
"It's strange to think that one minute he's doing Radio Norfolk and the next thing you know he's Norwich City manager – it's an incredible rise to glory and I wish him all the best with it.”
Eadie recalls that back in the 1990s his pace down the left flank used to complement the steadier approach of the more experienced Adams down the right wing.
“He wouldn't mind me saying he was never blessed with any pace but he was the type of player that had really, really good delivery into the box,” says Eadie.
“With myself on one side, and him on the other, we had players like Iwan Roberts and Mark Robins in the centre, and slinging balls into them in the box was a win-win."
Like all Norwich supporters Eadie was delighted and impressed by the success Adams enjoyed as coach of the Canaries' under-18 Academy side, who lifted the FA Youth Cup last season after beating Chelsea over two legs in the final.
“I think he's proved that he can tactically be very, very good against the top teams,” says Eadie.
“I understand it's a huge, huge step up from under-18s to adult football, and he's got to win the fans over pretty quickly, but it's really about the players playing the way they want to play."
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