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Time flies by in the Yellow and Green.

Today marks 50 years of supporting Norwich City. My first match was Norwich v Sheffield United 7th Sept 1968


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Well done, that means I’m on 46 years
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Top man Swindon👍
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Whippersnapper! Big Smile [:D] Never saw Bill Punton and Gerry Mannion play! Fifty years on and some on here still hanker for reincarnations ........



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 I maybe a wippersnapper to some, but when I started supporting them, their claim to fame was the cup semi, but a few years after, we got promotion to the top division and it's been roller-coaster ever since.   Yes <img src=">
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 SwindonCanary wrote:
Today marks 50 years of supporting Norwich City. My first match was Norwich v Sheffield United 7th Sept 1968


I was there on the River End terrace that day.

There was a solitary Sheff Utd fan in front of me, probably in his 30's, who kept yelling encouragement which brought a few irritated comments but then he went quiet when the second goal went in. Big Smile [:D]

Glad you got to see a win for your first game.


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The Blades were my first opponents but that was 1960.

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Great stuff SwindonYes [Y]

I got there a couple of seasons ago.

Tilly had his 50th during the UEFA Cup run....

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brilliant!
there have been a few ups and downs in that time!

I'm a measly 45 years this season...
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 nutty nigel wrote:
Great stuff SwindonYes [Y]

I got there a couple of seasons ago.

Tilly had his 50th during the UEFA Cup run....
30th Nutty just 30th so 55 years this year. It was March 1963 and in the space of a few days it was evening FA Cup replay v Newcastle 5-0 and a league game on the Saturday v Stoke 6-0 although i cannot remember which game came first.

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Probably beat most on here
Reg Foulkes lived near my school great centre half,
George Ephgrave 6ft 4 goalkeeper played a few games for city around 1948


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I am also a whippersnapper, my first game was in 1972, home to Cardiff I think, so only 46 years. We used to go to Trowse to watch City train, probably mentioned it before but Ron Saunders took my pen after signing an autograph!!........
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 daly wrote:
Probably beat most on here Reg Foulkes lived near my school great centre half, George Ephgrave 6ft 4 goalkeeper played a few games for city around 1948


Yes, Foulkes was a decent centre half but I rate Monty Norman the best I've ever seen and Charlie Billington the worst.

Great days in the fifties standing on railway sleepers watching centre forwards like Ralph Hunt run through brick walls.Big Smile [:D]

different days, different game.Yes [Y]


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Grats Swindon. My inaugural visit to watch the first team was March 11th 1967, FA Cup 5th round. After Gordon Bolland and Co. had won at Old Trafford in a previous round cup fever was high, and 41,000 packed into the Carra, but we lost.

Previous to that id begged my grandad to take me to watch City. He had been buried alive by a bomb in the French trenches in WW1, in which 18 others had died, which affected  him rest of his life. In WW2 when Hitlers boys were bombing the City, grandad would pace up and down in his garden, refusing to go down the Anderson shelter. So because of this, for couple of years he would only take me to City reserve matches prior to the above match, he could handle a few hundred inside the ground, until i was old enough to take myself to the above match.

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 Essjayess wrote:
Grats Swindon. My inaugural visit to watch the first team was March 11th 1967, FA Cup 5th round. After Gordon Bolland and Co. had won at Old Trafford in a previous round cup fever was high, and 41,000 packed into the Carra, but we lost.

Previous to that id begged my grandad to take me to watch City. He had been buried alive by a bomb in the French trenches in WW1, in which 18 others had died, which affected  him rest of his life. In WW2 when Hitlers boys were bombing the City, grandad would pace up and down in his garden, refusing to go down the Anderson shelter. So because of this, for couple of years he would only take me to City reserve matches prior to the above match, he could handle a few hundred inside the ground, until i was old enough to take myself to the above match.

Brilliant story Essjayess.

That was my first game. And our first game on MOTD. And can be watched here : -



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