Friday night’s OTBC features an exclusive interview with Mario Vrancic, specially commissioned artwork to commemorate the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal and chats with three former Canaries stars.
Vrancic has had a frustrating start to the season due to injury problems but says he is now fit and raring to go. He talks to us about being a rubbish watcher of football from the sidelines, his expectations for the season and much more.
We also chat to Wembley hero Cameron Jerome, early 1990s midfielder Andy Johnson and promotion-winning midfielder Damien Francis. Plus there’s a Fantasy Dinner Party from the EDP’s chief football reporter David Freezer and all the brilliant regular features and columns from Daniel Farke, Steve Weaver, Chris Goreham and Guardian writer Nick Miller.
What’s inside the 116-page award-winning OTBC:
“I’m throwing bottles all the time and speaking to the linesman sometimes when I think they’ve got a decision wrong!”
Big Interview: Mario Vrancic on not enjoying watching from the sidelines
“We all knew there would be moments like this during the season, but we stick together.”
The Boss’s notes: Daniel Farke looks ahead to Watford
“The debut season was a dream: winning the First Division title – the Championship as it is now – and playing a really good brand of football.”
Top Threes: Damien Francis looks back at his career with the Canaries
“They were farm labourers, shop boys, clerks, and coal men, sometimes fresh from school, occasionally old hands. They came from across the county. It was a hauntology, a drift into the past, reconnecting stories with places.”
Remembrance Day: Nick Stone on his Vanishing Points series of photographs of the Western Front
“I remember Mike Walking saying: ‘Go on kid, go and get the goal kid.’ In fact I’ve still got the picture on my wall.”
Great Premier League games: Andy Johnson remembers his goal against Middlesbrough in 1993 that helped City qualify for Europe
“Nothing matches the coup that Fakenhan Town pulled off when they announced the signing of the actual, real Luther Blissett.”
Chris Goreham column: The voice of Norwich City on players retiring into non-league football
“A good Norfolk pub lunch is exactly what Ben needs after England’s defeat in the World Cup final out in Japan.”
Fantasy Dinner Party: David Freezer picks City fan Ben Youngs as one of his guests
“Ross Jenkins achieved the incredible feat of playing for Watford when they were both 92nd and 1st in the Football League.”
The Opposition: 7 things you might know have known about Watford
HOW TO PICK UP YOUR COPY
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