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OTBC: Ron Saunders tribute + Sam Byram interview

19 December 2019

Saturday’s matchday programme pays tribute to legendary Norwich City manager Ron Saunders.

Saunders sadly passed away two weeks ago, and OTBC features a special bespoke cover as well as a look back at his time with the Canaries, when he led Norwich to the top flight for the first time.

There is also an exclusive big interview with Sam Byram in which he answers fans’ questions and talks about making the most of his chance and cooking Christmas dinner. There are also chats with former defender Paul Blades – who selects his top threes from his career – and Jamie Cureton, who looks back on scoring in an East Anglian derby win.

Plus there’s all the brilliant regular features and columns from Daniel Farke, Steve Weaver, Chris Goreham and Nick Miller.

What’s inside the 116-page award-winning OTBC:

“Making the players bunny hop to the top of a steep slope on Mousehold Heath while he stood atop it like a bronzed Greek colossus sorted out the wheat from the chaff.”
Ron Saunders: Edward Couzens-Lake pays tribute

“I love cooking Christmas dinner! I’ve done it for the past three years for my family. It’s all about preparation. If you get the timings right you can make a lot of it the night before, so I’ll be busy on Christmas Eve.”
Big Interview: Sam Byram on breaking into the first-team … and cooking Christmas dinner

“The key thing was sticking to our philosophy when Leicester put us under pressure.”
The boss’s notes: Daniel Farke looks back at the draw at Leicester and ahead to Wolves

“It was probably one of my better goals. In the circumstances, having to go around the ’keeper, and the angle of it meant it was not an easy finish despite having an empty net to aim for.”
Great Premier League Games: Jamie Cureton on City’s 3-0 win over Ipswich in 1995

“Unless you played for Norwich or supported them at that time, I don’t think you really understand how good Ian Crook was.”
Top Threes: Former City defender Paul Blades looks back on his career

“Acting like you belong is a must. All of those now established promoted teams, at some point or another in their time in the Premier League, have given one of the big boys a bloody nose.”
Premier League column: Nick Miller takes a look at what most successful promoted teams do

“The first ever penalty kick in the football league was actually awarded to Wolves when they faced off against Accrington at Molineux Stadium in 1891.”
Opposition info: 7 things you might not have known about Wolves

HOW TO PICK UP YOUR COPY
Programmes are available from 17 locations around Carrow Road, including contactless payment at several vendors. You can see a map of all locations HERE. 

If you can’t make the game, you can order a copy HERE.


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