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  • Meet a City fan series - No.6 'Steward special'
    Meet a City fan series - No.6 'Steward special'

    Interview with John Allen, 78, lifelong Norwich City fan, current match day steward and originally a programme seller from the age of 14.

    How did you get to work for the club at the age of 14? What was the pay? What did the role involve and how did you get selected?

    It was 1956 when I first star...

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  • Meet a City fan series - No.5 'USA special'
    Meet a City fan series - No.5 'USA special'

    What prompted to become a City fan?

    I struggled to settle on an English team for years, I just kind of followed teams that had an American on the roster. For a few years, I had been a nominal Fulham fan, as Clint Dempsey was having a wonderful career at Craven Cottage. However, when he left Fulham...

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  • Meet a City fan series - No.4 ‘Real ale special’
    Meet a City fan series - No.4 ‘Real ale special’

    Born in Long Stratton almost 58 years ago and lived there until moving to Norwich in 1991, Today’s featured top fan Michael Phillips now lives a 10-minute walk from Carrow Road. He provides us with great insight into all things Norwich and beer!

    In his younger years, Michael started watching from...

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  • Meet a City fan series - No.3
    Meet a City fan series - No.3

    Today’s spotlight is on dedicated City fan and Horsford resident Alex Evans.

    Now retired and often found jetting around the world taking in the sights, sounds and tastes. When at home, he will be found following the Canaries and in the summer supporting his other love - cricket.

    A superb wicke...

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  • My top 11 plus highly commended back ups
    My top 11 plus highly commended back ups

    No.1 Kevin Keelan

    Acrobatic keeper adored by fans 673 senior appearances. (Back up Chris Woods)

    No.2 Ian Culverhouse

    Consistent defender well suited to total football. No right-back has since come close. 296 senior appearances.

    No.3 Mark Bowen

    Attacking left-back with an eye for a goal. We...

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  • Meet a City fan series - No.2
    Meet a City fan series - No.2

    Today’s featured fan is a top bloke who really knows how to make a home match part of a complete day of activity and entertainment.

    This involves beers and chat to create quality pre-match build-up and post-match analysis to pull the game apart in some of the great pubs which make Norwich the ’Fi...

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  • Meet a City fan series - No.1
    Meet a City fan series - No.1

    Whilst we cope with football lockdown, I have taken the opportunity to interview a mixture of Norwich fans to find about what makes them tick.

    Today’s fan is a 50’s something who would best describe himself as a bluff old traditionalist. A chap locked in the 70's and 80's who struggles with change...

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  • Anyone for Sunday ‘pub’ football?
    Anyone for Sunday ‘pub’ football?

    For many City fans, the weekend would involve three key ingredients, a relaxing ’few’ beers to wash away the grit and grime from a week’s work, a trip to the sacred Carra or further afield with the y’army in hope of climbing the table and the final piece of the jigsaw being the excitement of getting...

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  • The last big break from footy
    The last big break from footy

    Before daily coverage of live football on TV, playoffs, lengthy summer tournaments and millionaire footballers, football was much simpler.

    Long cricket laden summers, Australian football pools coupons and plenty of time to build up the passion and excitement for the Saturday 3pm kickoffs up and d...

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  • Be careful what you wish for: Part II
    Be careful what you wish for: Part II

    The story so far: Bored after many years of being monarch of all he surveyed in the kingdom that he had renamed Thucydia, King Sirob - to bring some fun back to his life - was instructed by his Grand Vizier, Domcum, to use compulsory purchase powers to take control of a football club in the province...

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  • Norwich City v Leicester City Preview
    Norwich City v Leicester City Preview

    I am naturally a disappointed Canary this season, as any fan would be with their club holding up the rest of the division at this stage of the season. My white flag started to wave after the latest defeat at Wolves.

    It’s a strange scenario though for Norwich City fans based on no mass-demonstratio...

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  • Wolves v Norwich City Preview
    Wolves v Norwich City Preview

    After the razzmatazz of witnessing the deluge of plastic glory hunters and 'half scarfs' converging on Carrow Road last weekend, it will be refreshing to return to the normality of two solid clubs battling it out for points on Sunday.

    I love the sound bites coming from Farke and his team, we have...

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