WE have an exclusive interview with Norwich City Director Tom Smith in the latest OTBC official matchday programme for the Canaries’ match against Queens Park Rangers.
In his first big interview, Tom Smith talks about the process behind appointing Stuart Webber, the ups and downs of the past 12 months, Carrow Road’s atmosphere and his excitement about the new structure at the Football Club.
We also wrap up the season with a photo montage of Norwich’s best moments, and the final OTBC of the season is stuffed full of brilliant content, including…
"If you look at the clubs who employ this structure nowadays they’re no longer outliers, especially towards the top of the Premier League. I’m pleased we’ve gone this way and it seems absolutely the sensible way to go. With hindsight, perhaps we should have done it last summer. But we feel we’re in the right place now"
The Big Interview: Tom Smith talks about bringing in a Sporting Director
"We were out every Wednesday and Saturday night, usually at Hy’s nightclub. I remember dancing with Richard Branson one night after a game! He had moves like a daddy longlegs!"
First, Best, Worst: Darren Eadie, Robert Fleck, Bryan Gunn, Dave Stringer and many more feature in our round-up of the best quotes from our interviews with the legends
"His poster was on my wall. When I played football, I wanted to play like him. When I scored, I dug out his cocky dance"
My Favourite Player: Archant’s Michael Bailey was enthralled by Craig Bellamy
"I don’t mind admitting that, after all the inevitable trials and tribulations of the past nine months, the idea of a few football-free weeks is rather appealing"
Column: Radio Norfolk’s Chris Goreham looks forward to the summer
"On April 27, over 34,000 fans flocked to Carrow Road on a Wednesday evening hopeful of watching Norwich clinch promotion to Division Two. They weren’t disappointed"
Manager Files: we continue our series looking at the most significant events under every City manager with Archie Macaulay’s legendary spell in the later 1950s
"Ian Holloway has said the team needs to be comfortable playing four or five different ways, to make them harder to plan for and play against"
Opposition view: Clive Whittingham gives us the lowdown onQueens Park Rangers
PLUS Norwich City results, stats, fixtures and quizzes AND our brilliant illustrative series of Norwich City’s greatest goals: this week, it’s Jonny Howson’s sensational volley against Nottingham Forest