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OTBC: Duncan Forbes tribute

24 October 2019

Sunday’s matchday programme pays tribute to the legendary Duncan Forbes, with £1 of every sale going to Community Sports Foundation’s #BuildTheNest campaign.

Canaries great Forbes sadly passed away on Wednesday evening, and OTBC features a special bespoke cover as well as a look back at his glorious career.

Priced at a one-off £4.50, but with eight extra pages of content, £1 will be given directly to the #buildthenest fund with Sunday dedicated to supporting the campaign to raise the £1million needed to build the second phase of The Nest, CSF’s community hub in Horsford. Tom Smith and Jake Humphrey reveal all about the campaign. 

There is also an exclusive long interview with City centre-back Ben Godfrey, as well as chats with iconic striker Ted MacDougall – who selects his top threes from his career – and former captain Craig Fleming, who remembers City’s 2-0 win over Manchester United in 2005.

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

What’s inside the 124-page award-winning OTBC:

“Forbes was well aware of his role in City’s side, and told The Guardian in 1974: ‘My main job is to inflict myself on an attacker. From the very start I’ve got to assert my authority on him.’”
Duncan Forbes: We pay tribute to a true City legend

“While other teams have got money, we’ve got character, togetherness and a lot of ability. It would be unbelievable to stay in the Premier League, which is where this club deserves to be with the setup we’ve got.”
Big Interview: Ben Godfrey chats Premier League, loving the challenge, injury issues at centre-back and much more

“In football we have an incredible opportunity to reach out far beyond the boundaries of Carrow Road, to nurture the health and wellbeing of the community.”
Build The Nest: Norwich City director and CSF trustee Tom Smith on the The Nest

“Holty’s excellent autobiography revealed his penchant for battered sausages and chow mein, so those low standards might mean he’d appreciate my cooking.”
Fantasy Dinner Party: Zoë Whitford picks her six special guests

“Since football was invented in 1992, 192 players from Scandinavia have crossed the North Sea to do their thing in England.”
Premier League column: Guardian writer Nick Miller on the Scandinavian connection

“Martin Peters knew a lot of West Ham supporters and I can remember him telling me before one particular match at Upton Park that West Ham fans were planning on pelting me with eggs!”
My Top Threes: Ted MacDougall looks back on his career

“In May 1978, St Mirren sacked their then manager, Alex Ferguson, with an industrial tribunal ruling he had: ‘neither by experience nor talent, any managerial ability at all.’”
Opposition: Seven things you might not have known about Manchester United

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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