City centre-back Grant Hanley is the star interview in a special East Anglian derby programme.
Hanley, who has been a mainstay in City’s successful back three since the turn of the year, talks all things Ipswich and much more.
We mark derby day with a special cover by local football art studio Patterns of Play, while we also look back at 10 great derby goals and interview Norwich legend John Polston.
We also celebrate City’s dramatic FA Youth Cup win over Newcastle as the Under-18s gear up for the quarter-finals.
The 108-page programme is available for just £3.50!
Inside this week’s OTBC
“We know we have to be really concentrated against a good side, and we hope to give everyone something to celebrate.”
Daniel Farke’s notes: City’s Head Coach looks ahead to Sunday’s game
“It’s important for the lads to stay focused because it’s such a huge game and it means a lot to a lot of different people.”
The Big Interview: Grant Hanley sits down with club journalist Liam Ray
“Even in the early stages of the 9-2 aggregate wins of 2010-11 and the Play-Off semi-final success under Alex Neil my stomach was tied in knots about the prospect of it all going wrong.”
Chris Goreham’s column: The BBC Radio Norfolk commentator on the nerves of an Ipswich match
“After an away win we’d stop for food and then stop again to get some beers for the coach. We’d then play some cards and have a few drinks and then stop again at a pub!”
First, Best, Worst: Former City captain John Polston looks back at very different times!
“If you’re going to write your name into club history, then why not emboss it in gold leaf by scoring the late winner in a two-legged cup semi-final against your local rivals.”
The Ten… Derby goals: Richard Jeffery picks 10 great strikes against Ipswich
“The first 20 minutes of East Anglian derbies end up like a game of garden swing-ball.”
Fan Column: Jon Rogers on the fear and loathing of derby day
“Peters was always impeccably turned out, with his hair neatly parted to one side, a toothy smile and kindly eyes.”
50 Years of Barry Butler: Zoë Whitford on Martin Peters
“Despite the club’s success, captain Robert Webster and vice-captain Joe Nutchey perceived a lack of ambition. On June 17 they held a breakaway meeting at the Criterion Café, and Norwich City Football Club was born.”
Around the Grounds: Ffion Thomas continues her tour of Norfolk clubs with a visit to Norwich CEYMS
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