Our matchday programme for Saturday’s clash with Chelsea in the Emirates FA Cup features an exclusive interview with young City star Jamal Lewis.
The programme, which is the usual great value of £3.50 for 108 pages, celebrates the FA Cup with a special classic cover from local football art studio Patterns of Play.
Lewis, who has impressed since coming into the side against Brentford, talks about when he gave up football, making the transition from the Academy to the first-team, recovering from his injury set-back and his goals for the rest of the season.
We also look back at FA Cup firsts for the Canaries, and we chat to former fan favourite Lee Power to get his first, best and worst moments during his time with the Canaries. We also bring you our usual regular features such as Manager Files, Hits and Misses, Chris Goreham’s column and everything you need to do about Chelsea.
Inside this week’s OTBC…
“I definitely have to pinch myself sometimes but the opportunities and chances I’m getting are things I knew were always going to happen.”
The Big Interview: Jamal Lewis talks exclusively to OTBC
“The Italian scored 80 times in his seven years with Chelsea but the one that everyone remembers was the airborne backheel that wrapped up a victory over the Canaries at Stamford Bridge in a third round replay in January 2002.”
The Final Word: Chris Goreham on a bit of FA Cup magic from Gianfranco Zola
“Before Chelsea were the known as the Blues, they were the Pensioners, named after the retired veteran soldiers at the nearby Royal Hospital.”
The Opposition: Seven things you might not have known about Chelsea
“The visit of Division One Chelsea – the first time City had played the Londoners – in the FA Cup was Norwich’s 13th game at Carrow Road, and drew the biggest crowd so far: 32,378 came through the turnstiles hoping for an FA Cup upset, and they almost got their wish. Frank Manders scored for City in a 1-1 draw.”
FA Cup Firsts: We look back at significant moments in City’s FA Cup history
“Chris Sutton always had the worst clothes without a shadow of a doubt. Foxy and I tried our best to help get him kitted out but his dress sense was just horrendous.”
First, Best, Worst: Striker Lee Power on his time with the Canaries in the 1990s
“Ashley Ward became an almost instant hero with the Carrow Road faithful as after 23 minutes he converted a Darren Eadie cross at the River End to give John Deehan’s side a deserved 1-0 lead.”
Hits and Misses: Ashley Ward enjoyed a two-goal debut against Chelsea in 1994
The programme is on sale from around the ground for just £3.50, or you can purchase it online HERE.
You can also subscribe to receive a copy of every programme through your letterbox with a half-season subscription for just £58! Subscribe HERE.