Norwich City Club Profile
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Norwich City : Club Background
Although there are records of football being played in the city much earlier the Norwich City we have today was not formed until 1902, at a meeting held at the Criterion Café in White Lion Street.

They began life in the Norfolk and Suffolk League, but in 1905 left their amateur status behind and joined the Southern League. Previously nicknamed 'The Citizens' in 1907 they adopted the yellow shirts with green trim and became 'The Canaries'. They never finished higher than seventh in their Southern League years, but became founder members of Division Three (which became Division Three South a year later) in 1920. Their first decade in the Football League was entirely uneventful, never threatening promotion nor needing re-election.

In the Thirties the Canaries began to pick up, and in 1934 achieved promotion to Division Two, where they remained until the Second World War. It was during this period that they moved to Carrow Road.

After the war they were back in Division Three South again for the remainder of the Forties and throughout the Fifties. In 1953 Yeovil and Norwich met for the first time, the visitors winning 2-0 in a First Round Proper F.A. Cup tie at Huish. In 1960 they were Division Three Runners-up and would hold the Division Two place won through to the 1971-72 campaign when they took the title and so entered the top flight for the first time the following season. They only lasted two years, but were back in Division One again in 1975.

Their history since has been to bob about between the top two divisions on a regular basis, whilst in the meantime meeting the Glovers for a second time: winning a Third Round F.A. Cup tie 3-0 at Huish in 1980.

1992-93 was the club's high point to date, finishing third in the Premier League. It led to their so far one and only foray into Europe, the UEFA Cup campaign of 1993-94. They got through two rounds before coming up against Inter Milan. This is currently their low point, in the last fifty years at any rate, relegated back to the third tier in 2009.

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Norwich City : We've Met Before
Previous Results for Yeovil Town First Team vs Norwich City

21/11/1953HomeFAC1L0-2
20/11/1974HomeTestD2-22460Plumb(2)
05/01/1980HomeFAC3L0-38524
11/08/2009HomeCC1L0-43860
12/12/2009HomeCCL1D3-34964Bowditch 21, MacDonald 67, Obika 90
06/03/2010AwayCCL1L0-324868


Results Summary For Yeovil Town First Team vs Norwich City

HomeAwayOverall
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Norwich City : Club Statistics

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

CLUB GOALSCORERS
Name LGE FAC FAT LGC CC Total

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS

Highest League Attendance: Not Applicable
Lowest League Attendance: Not Applicable
Average League Attendance: Not Applicable

CURRENT LEAGUE SEQUENCE STATISTICS

Games Without A Win: 0 Games Without A Home Win: 0
Games Without An Away Win: 0 Games Without Defeat: 0
Games Without A Home Defeat: 0 Games Without An Away Defeat: 0
Games Without A Draw: 0 Games Without A Score Draw: 0
Games Without A No-Score Draw: 0 Games Without Scoring: 0
Games Without Conceding: 0 Home Results Sequence:
Away Results Sequence: Overall Results Sequence:


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Norwich City : Club Information
Carrow Road
Norwich
NR1 1JE

(Click for map)

Telephone Number : 01603 760760
Fax : 01603 613886
Email: reception@ncfc-canaries.co.uk
Chairman : Alan Bowkett
Chief Executive : David McNally
Club Secretary : Kevan Platt
Safety Manager : Andy Batley
Head of Media : Joe Ferrari
Manager : Paul Lambert

Capacity : 26,018
Seated : All-seated
Covered Terrace : n/a

Record Attendance : 43,984 on 30/03/1963, versus Leicester City, FA Cup R6
Colours : shirt - yellow with green trim; shorts - green with yellow trim; socks - yellow with green trim
Nickname : The Canaries

Ticket Prices :
Away fans get an end of the Jarrold (South) Stand. Norwich have flexible segregation barriers, so the accommodation grows and shrinks depending on the likely size of the away support.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adult: £22.00; U21/Over-60: £13.00; U16: £12.00; U12: £9.00.

Tickets can be purchased from the Huish Park Ticket Office until 5.00pm on Wednesday 3rd March. Tickets are available on the day for away fans according to both clubs. Whether this is on the turnstiles, at a dedicated 'away' ticket office, or at the club's general ticket office does not appear to have been stated.

Disabled Info:
There are several seating areas that are accessible to both ambulant disabled and to those who require a wheelchair. Tickets are available at the front of the Jarrold Stand, the Ability Counts platform and the Ability Counts gallery. As an away fan you are likely to want to be as close to your fellow visiting supporters as possible, in which case the Jarrold Stand would be your option of choice. However note that the provision here is at pitch level and not particularly covered. Our understanding is that entry for disabled supporters is free, with a helper paying reduced (but how much we can't find specified) admission.
All disabled parking spaces have sold out to Season Ticket Holders so there is no provision available for away supporters. Disabled supporters can be dropped off and picked up close to the stadium, although please be aware that it can be congested around the stadium on matchdays. Phone 0844 8261902 for details.
Your contact at Carrow Road, the Disabled Liaison Officer, is Stephen Graham on 0844 8261902 or abilitycounts@ncfc-canaries.co.uk.

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Norwich City : Directions To The Ground
General

Well most would regard Norwich as part of 'The South', but this is one long round trip for Yeovil fans: around the 500 mile mark.

By Road

A303, M3, M25, A1(M) and A11 is the most obvious route up from Yeovil. As you approach Norwich drop off the A11 and join the A47 southern bypass (heading towards Great Yarmouth). Leave the bypass at the A146 junction and follow the signs for Norwich City Centre. At the traffic lights turn right and on to the Outer Ring Road. Left at the next roundabout and right at the next lights takes you on to the Inner Ring Road. Follow this round to the right, over the river, and the ground is on your right.

Parking

As a visiting supporter you can forget any parking at the ground. Away fans are encouraged towards the Norfolk County Hall car park which can hold around 2,000 vehicles and costs £3.00. This is about a half mile walk from the stadium. As the stadium is a city centre one there are plenty of other council and commercial car parks scattered around.

By Rail

There is a direct service to Norwich out of London Liverpool Street with two trains an hour, which takes just under two hours, with One Anglia. Additional services with First Capital Connect out of London Kings Cross require a change at Cambridge onto National Express East Anglia. Swings and roundabouts: takes about twenty minutes to half an hour longer but we found a cheaper deal on this route.

Check the National Rail Enquiries site for further details of services.

The stadium is a ten minute (maximum) walk from the railway station. Turn left as you exit and basically head south. It would be quite an achievement to miss it.

By Taxi

A selection of Norwich taxi companies can be found here.

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Norwich City : Web Resources
Web Sites

Barclay End Choir


Carrow Road Net
Unofficial site containing a slightly random collection of bits and pieces, but in its favour it came up with some useful info we couldn't find elsewhere.


Flown From The Nest
A very specific site, but excellent at what it does: a 'Where are they now?' on ex-Canaries.


Forces 2 Canaries


Let's Be 'Avin You
Blogging site.


Norwich City Mad
Franchise site.


Norwich City Official Site


Vital Norwich
Franchise site.


Web Message Boards

Norwich City Mad Forum


Terrace Bar Forum
Thirty posts a day according to its own stats. Registration needed to read as well as write.


Vital Norwich Forum


Wrath of the Barclay
Busy forum.


Yarmouth Yellows



E-Mail Mailing Lists and Newsletters



Local Press

Norwich Evening News


The Norfolk Advertiser


The Pink 'Un



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Norwich City : Food & Drink
General :

With Delia as their (joint) owner - the other joint part is her hubby - it isn't too much of a surprise that Carrow Road has a reputation for the food being somewhat better than the average fayre at football stadiums.

Club Bar :

We are not aware of any such facilities being available to away fans.

Local Pubs :

Good ale, disappointing matchday food
Good ale, disappointing matchday food
© Hugh Gleave
Coach & Horses: Opening is: Sunday to Thursday 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 midnight; Friday & Saturday 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 a.m. Foor served: Monday to Saturday 12.00 noon - 9.30 p.m.; Sunday 11.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m. Owned by the Norwich based Chalk Hill Brewery, it stocks five of their output at any one time plus an ever changing range of guests, usually four in number. There's an outside area for smokers, a tiny car park and sports are shown in one area of the hostelry. Food is quite a wide ranging selection but in the style of typical modern pub fodder: some British, some Oriental, bit of Mexican etc. The matchday menu seemed to be severely restricted to what they considered football fans will like: er, burgers & chips pretty much. A few minutes from the railway station, less than ten to the ground.
Coach & Horses, 82, Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1BA. Tel: 01603 477077. Email: info@thecoachthorperoad.co.uk. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Convenient but there are better options
Convenient but there are better options
© Hugh Gleave
Compleat Angler: Large outlet very close by the railway station, just across the river on the city centre side, and around ten minutes walk to the stadium. Reviews are slightly mixed but billed as having become something of an away fans pub on matchdays. Does some Woodforde's real ale and meals are served. General consensus seems to be it's an OK pub, nothing special but nothing to particularly criticise either. In another place it might be higher up one's list but in Norwich there are a number of better pubs close by.
Compleat Angler, 120, Prince Of Wales Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1NS. Tel: 01603 622425‎. Map: Click Here.

Fat Cat: About a mile west of the city centre and a couple of miles from the ground, this hostelry is one of the reasons we're making a weekend of it and where you'll find us on the Saturday night. Has won award after award, including the only outlet ever to secure CAMRA's National Pub of the Year on two different occasions. Opening is 11.00 a.m. - 11.00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11.00 a.m. - 12 midnight Friday and Saturday, 12 noon - 10.30 p.m. Sunday. Shows major sporting events and has an external smoking area. Brews its own range of six beers (The Fat Cat Brewery), and generally has another eight or nine guest ales on hand pump and fifteen or more on gravity. There are four draught lagers and up to a dozen imported draught continental beers. If that's not enough there are usually three farmhouse style ciders and a perry on. Fifty different bottled beers from all round the World are stocked. Basically it is a 365-day-a-year beer festival.
Fat Cat, 49, West End Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4NA. Tel: 01603 624364. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Friendly likeable hostelry that does everything pretty well
Friendly likeable hostelry that does everything pretty well
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Ketts Tavern: About 10 minutes walk from the Railway Station straight up (and then just off) Riverside Road, and just over the mile (20 minutes) from Carrow Road. Pool table in a conservatory; external seated smoking area; food prepared lunchtime and evening, and an additional Indian carry-in service at night. Reasonable sized car park. Beer wise it specialises in local beers, with six to eight real ales likely to be available. Brews from Blackfriars (Great Yarmouth), Norfolk Square (Great Yarmouth), Tipples (Acle) and Woodforde's (Woodbastwick) feature regularly. Sports on a big screen. Opening is a simple 12 noon - 12 midnight seven days a week.
Ketts Tavern, 29, Ketts Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EX. Tel: 01603 449654. Map: Click Here.

King's Arms: About ten minutes walk west of the ground. A Batemans hostelry since 2004, it offers their range plus numerous guests - usually a total of around a dozen real ales. No music, machines, pool or darts but does show sports. There's a conservatory, beer garden and patio area. Food of the light meal/snack variety available 11.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 12 noon - 4.00 p.m. on Sunday. Opening is 11.00 a.m. - 11.00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11.00 a.m. - 12 midnight Friday and Saturday, 12 noon - 10.30 Sunday. Busy with Norwich fans before and after games on matchdays, but no issues with away fans who are welcome.
King's Arms, 22, Hall Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3HQ. Tel: 01603 766361. Email: info@kingsarmsnorwich.co.uk. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Serious real ale drinkers only need apply
Serious real ale drinkers only need apply
© Hugh Gleave
King's Head: This outlet has nothing on keg at all, and all its real ales - up to sixteen - are entirely sourced from small East Anglian breweries, some on hand pump some on gravity. There's also a farmhouse cider and/or perry. If you want lager you'll have to stick to bottles. Has bar billiards, lined glasses and an external smoking area. Opening is 12 noon - 12 midnight Monday to Saturday, 12 noon - 11.00 p.m. Sunday. Towards the north side of the city centre and 25 minutes walk from the ground.
King's Head, 42, Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1JE. Tel: 01603 620468. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Another hostelry down on the river
Another hostelry down on the river
© Hugh Gleave
Red Lion: Around five minutes north along the river from the railway station, and thus fifteen minutes walk from Carrow Road. All rounder local, with some (usually three or four) real ales, the standard range of kegs, and food, including a carvery on Sundays that is particularly recommended. Car park. Pleasant outside area in a scenic riverside location.
Red Lion, 79, Bishopgate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4AA. Tel: 01603 620154. Map: Click Here.

Good all-rounder
Good all-rounder
© Hugh Gleave
Ribs of Beef: Just over a mile (20 minutes walk) from the stadium and 10 minutes from Norwich Railway Station in the city centre close to the Cathedral and on the banks of the River Wensum. Does a good range of pub style food (including children's menu) Monday to Saturday and roasts Sunday lunchtime. Large screens showing sports. Usually around eight or nive real ales, with Adnams Bitter, Courage Best, Elgood's Black Dog and Woodforde's Wherry Best the regulars, the rest made up of changing guests. Also often has a real cider. Opening: 11.00 a.m. - 12.30 a.m. Monday to Thursday; 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 12 noon - 12.30 a.m. Sunday.
Ribs of Beef, 24, Wensum Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HY. Tel: 01603 619517. Fax: 01603 625446. Email: roger@ribsofbeef.co.uk. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.


Likelihood the Natives Will Understand You :

An urban island in a rustic backwater - we should get on like a house on fire.

Top-Tip :

Make the most of this opportunity, one has a feeling we may not be back at Carrow Road any time soon unless they blow the season big time.

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Norwich City : Local Amenities
Local Guesthouses and Hotels

Go to A1 Tourism's Online Guide to find Guest Houses/Hotels in the town and surrounding areas.


Other Points Of Interest

Not a particularly interesting city as cities go. There's a cathedral and a castle and probably some other stuff, but it's no coincidence Alan Partridge is Norwich based. However this does not bother us one little bit as it boasts one of the best real ale pubs in the land: The Fat Cat.

[No responsibilty is taken for any inaccuracies. This page is entirely the product of bias and prejudice.]

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