Our matchday programme for Saturday’s match against Sheffield United features a special look back at City’s dramatic quarter-final win over the Blades during the famous ’59ers’ run to the semi-finals.
The programme, which is the great value of £3.50 for 108 pages, also celebrates the game - which saw Norwich take 20,000 fans to Bramall Lane - with a special cover from illustrator Jim Goreham.
We also look at our U18s thrilling win over Derby County in the FA Youth Cup, and we chat to former striker Malcolm Allen 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 was really proud of them for pushing one of the best teams in Europe so close, and the fans created an amazing atmosphere for us.”
Daniel Farke’s notes: The boss gives his thoughts on the week and Saturday’s game
“Many eyes, of course, will be hopefully on Norwich City, for all the world favours the little man.”
The ’59ers: Zoë Whitford looks back at two dramatic matches against Sheffield United in the 1959 FA Cup
“Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has even talked of his memories as a youngster in Sheffield of being struck by the invasion of Norwich City fans to his home city.”
Chris Goreham column: On those FA Cup games against Sheffield United
“Grant Holt’s personality and sense of fun also narrowed the gap between fans and players, meaning that as both parties celebrated their truly special achievement, they did so together; united.”
Fifty Years of Barry Butler: We look at winners Grant Holt and Greg Downs
“Gunny and Ron Rosario were always well turned out and Dale Gordon was the real flash one but the worst dressed would have been a two-way battle between Crooky and Flecky. I honestly believe those two used to get dressed in the dark!”
First, Best, Worst: We interview former striker Malcolm Allen
“Whether fact or fiction, rumour or real, any new signing rumour is classed as a saviour before they’re even aware of the first two lines of On The Ball, City!”
Fan Column: Jon Rogers on the January transfer window
“It has gone down in folklore that Sheffield United nearly signed Diego Maradona when he was just 17 after we had spotted him on a scouting trip to Argentina.”
The Opposition: Seven things you might not know about Sheffield United
How to buy the programme
The programme is on sale from around the ground for just £3.50, or you can purchase it online HERE.
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