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15 April 2017

Canaries' namesake makes maiden Carrow Road trip

NORWICH City welcomed some special guests to Carrow Road on Good Friday, with Norwich Ruesse and his family taking in the Canaries' game against Fulham as part of a holiday in England.

Visiting from Steinfurt in Germany, Norwich was making a first trip to the City which shares his name and incredibly fittingly serves as a politician for the Green Party in his homeland.

Speaking exclusively to ahead of the game, Norwich explained: "I don't know where the name came from, it's one of those crazy coincidences. 

"It was a problem for me when I went to school, as every teacher asked me how to spell it. When I was ten years old I learned Norwich was a football club which was great and now I'm older it's no longer a problem.

"I've always looked to see what league they are playing in. Coming to Norwich is our first time in an English football stadium; it's different to Germany as you are very near to the players." 

Normally a fan of FC Schalke, Norwich keeps a keen eye on the fortunes of City, and hopes to one day see the two teams face off against each other.

"There are similarities because during the 1980s both clubs had ups and downs", he added.

"At the moment Schalke play a bit higher but my dream is to see Norwich play in the Champions League against Schalke. If that happened, I would have a problem over which team I should support!

"I remember Norwich playing against Bayern Munich some years ago but didn't know they were the only English team to beat them in Munich. That's very interesting and I hope it will happen again one day."

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