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OTBC: What’s inside this week’s issue

8 December 2017

The latest issue of our official matchday programme features a special Grant Holt cover, an interview with rising star Jamal Lewis, a preview of the FA Youth Cup, a chat with Norfolk tennis star Alfie Hewett and much more!

We continue our partnership with local football art studio Patterns of Play, who have provided us with another fantastic cover. It depicts Grant Holt’s goal celebration against Arsenal, and was produced using Panini stickers.

Elsewhere we speak to Jamal Lewis about his comeback from injury, and we bring you our usual regular features such as Manager Files, The Ten, Hits and Misses and Chris Goreham’s column.

Inside this week’s OTBC…
“The past four months out have made me more hungry and I just want to get back in there and show everyone what I can do.”
Jamal Lewis interview: Liam Ray speaks to City’s left-back following his return to fitness

“We’ll all be giving absolutely everything to get that winning feeling back.”
Head coach notes: Daniel Farke looks ahead to the game

“We’ve got pictures all around Colney of the 2013 Cup win, so the lads are well aware of how well we’ve done in the competition in the past.”
FA Youth Cup preview: U18s assistant head coach Alan Neilson previews Tuesday’s night’s FA Youth Cup third round match at Carrow Road

“I loved football growing up and to get that season ticket to follow Norwich was so great. I’ve still got it and I go with my brother and my family whenever I get the chance.”
Alfie Hewett interview: Norfolk’s tennis star on his love for the Canaries

“Boy, what a keeper he was for us. Solid, reliable and athletic, he was a big factor in our run to the Play-Off final in Cardiff and our promotion a couple of years after that.”
The Ten… Goalkeepers: Richard Jeffery picks 10 of City’s finest goalkeepers, including Robert Green

“Malcolm Brodie in the Belfast Telegraph wrote: ‘O’Neill played a captain’s role, inspiring by example and effort.’”
World Cup Canaries: We look at the first three City stars to play at the World Cup, including Martin O’Neill

“He wasn’t a tall goalie, just 5’11, and in his tiny shorts he appeared about 75% thigh. An extroverted, less-that-orthodox player who knew how to command a crowd, he caught both the eyes and the hearts of Norwich supporters.”
50 Years of Barry Butler: Zoë Whitford on Kevin Keelan and Gary Holt

“There were all sorts of grim warnings about the way English football fans were being treated by authorities on the continent given their reputation for causing trouble. But the only encounters we had with the Italian police was when one huge, bearded officer who looked a bit like Pavarotti gave me a set of Inter Milan pin badges.”
Chris Goreham column: Radio Norfolk’s commentator on his trip to see City in Milan

“What many people won’t know is that we were originally known as The Blades and, even more surprisingly, in the early days the club were based at Bramall Lane.”
The Opposition: A Wednesday fan on seven things we might not know about the Owls

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