Date: 3rd May 2016 at 3:12pm
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It would be fair to say that the last few weeks have not exactly gone our way and has left a lot of fans looking down rather than up, but we have to stick with the team.

Manager Alex Neil came out and said that the fans are often the first to give up and, if you were to go by social media, then he has a point.

We are not relegated yet and still have three games to salvage our season, two of which are at home. Carrow Road simply has to be rocking for both those games.

It is all very cliché when you hear managers say that the fans are the “twelfth man” or something along those kinds of lines, but in this case we need to be.

Photo: Mark Leech

The Canaries’ 1-0 defeat at Arsenal on Sunday was Norwich’s third Premier League defeat in a row – Photo: Mark Leech / Offside.

Manchester United have shown frailties this season and I am sure that some early pressure on the pitch, coupled with some vocal support from the stands, might just unsettle them.

We have to make it a place that teams do not want to visit, which is exactly what has made Leicester such a formidable force this season.

If we do go a goal down, then stay with the team. It is all too easy to get on the players’ backs, when all they really need is some encouragement.

The performance at Arsenal was good, yet frustrating at the same time. For large spells we looked more than a match for the Gunners, but came away with nothing.

The game was ultimately settled by one well worked goal, with the statistics showing that there was actually very little to choose between the two sides.

That will sound like a familiar story for those who have followed Norwich this season, as we have often held our own against some of the division’s heavyweights.

The evidence is there that this side is more than capable of doing it and could easily pick up points in the last three games, which I think we will.

How many points we will need is a different matter. If I had to stick my neck on the line, I would say we may need as many as seven points to be certain.

If we were to get a win against Manchester United, that would give everyone a much needed lift going into a very winnable game against an out-of-form Watford side.

The Hornets have been safe from relegation for a while and have diverted their attention to their cup pursuits, which has maybe offered an excuse for their league form slipping somewhat.

You cannot take anything for granted in the Premier League, but that does provide an ideal opportunity for us to at least take the fight to the final day.

I am sure boss Neil would much rather be at home on the final day, although a trip to Everton is not as daunting as perhaps it has been in recent years.

We have a chance in every game, which is for certain. While us fans cannot control what happens on the pitch, we can give our all off it.

To those that are writing us off already, just get behind the boys for three more times this year. They need us more than ever now.

The Premier League has seen so many twists and turns this year and in recent times too, who is to say that this year cannot be our turn to defy the odds.

 
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