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Thread #163410   Message #4102895
Posted By: Jon Freeman
21-Apr-21 - 06:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
I've seen Norwich City play a few times, JHW.

As a child, dad would always ensure that a holiday within the football season with his father in Norwich coincided with a Norwich home fixture.

We also had a few one off visits to other grounds. From first time round in N Wales, I remember Man United, Stoke and Wolves. From our spell in Kent, I remember Brighton, Millwall, West Ham and I got to Wembly to see them loose to Aston Villa in a League Cup Final.

I've lived in Norfolk for the last 20 years but my interest in football had dropped to only keeping an eye on the scores some time before that. The last time I went to Carrow Road was to see them play Ajax in a friendly, around the time I moved here.

My parents who moved to Norfolk a few years before me were season ticket holders. Firstly in the Barclay Stand and, later for easier access the Jarrold stand before the day became too much for them.

We did see one whole match in a posh bit behind the glass - nice view but lacking in atmosphere). I and my three brothers are Freemen of the City and we waited until my youngest brother was eligible before we went together for the ceremony. Dad contacted the club just to try to reserve a group of perhaps 10 seats together and the club responded by giving him tickets.