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Thread #163410   Message #3963717
Posted By: Jon Freeman
28-Nov-18 - 07:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
Hi Mike,

Norwich City follower here. I'm not from there but dad was and I think it was the first team I heard of, etc... I haven't done much, except keep an eye on scores, in years and don't follow much football but they are still "my club" if it comes to the push. A keener period for me would have been early 70s when they got promotion the the old 1st division for the first time.

We used to see the odd game at Carrow Road when we visited grandad, both from N Wales and Kent when we lived there. Even got free tickets there once in the 80s when we (4 brothers) went up with family to Norwich to be made Freemen of the city (dad just wrote to try to book 10 tickets together for a game, explaining why and they gave this), a bit odd in a posh area behind glass but a good view and to cap it off we beat Liverpool 2-1 that day - well for most of us, the partner of one brother was a Liverpool supporter.

Parents were season ticket holders there when they moved to Norfolk late 90s but it's been a while since they could manage that.

Coming on to the recent run, it's been funny at home seeing Farke going from clueless idiot who must go to genius in a short while but I guess that's football and I don't get some mentalities... There are times with dad and a couple of people he talks with where you could be forgiven for thinking that Ipswich finishing bottom with Norwich second bottom and relegated would be considered a better outcome than Ipswich top, Norwich runners up and both promoted but I suppose that's "football rivalry"...