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DELIA SMITH PAYS TRIBUTE TO SUPPORTERS

30 May 2015

Joint majority shareholder on Wembley triumph

DELIA Smith paid tribute to Norwich City's supporters in the wake of the Canaries' Sky Bet Championship play-off triumph.

Nearly 40,000 were in tow at Wembley to see their team book a place in the Premier League for next season in style after early goals from Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond.

Delia joined the players and staff in celebration on the pitch after the final whistle, and said: "They are just the best supporters in the world and I am so happy for them.

"They have been amazing all the time I have been a director, when we got relegated and went down to League One they still bought the tickets and we still sold out.

"Going through relegation (last season) was terrible and we also went through and did this and lost (the play-off final to Birmingham in 2002). Although we had a wonderful day it was painful losing so Monday as been extra special."

City boss Alex Neil masterminded the victory and Delia lauded the Scot, who has lost just three of his 25 matches in charge at Carrow Road.

"We are just bowled over by him. He is incredible. He is a lovely man, he's intelligent, self-confident and he doesn't have an ego - and that's quite hard.

"He is so cool and so calm and it looked like how they were playing. I still can't believe it now."
 



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