WITH Wes Hoolahan set to make his 300th appearance to the 20th anniversary of Delia Smith joining the Norwich Board, there are two very special celebrations in the latest OTBC official matchday programme for City’s match against Leeds United.
Hoolahan is just one game away from the major milestone, so we sat down for an exclusive interview with him, and he reveals his seven favourite matches for City and looks back at his time at the Club. Captain Russell Martin also gives us the lowdown on what’s it been like sharing a dressing room with Wes for seven years.
As well as that, there is also a special feature on the 20th anniversary of Delia, Michael Wynn Jones and Michael Foulger joining the Board of Directors. One of the country’s foremost football writers, The Times’ Henry Winter, has written a piece celebrating their unique place in English football.
That’s not all though. The latest OTBC is stuffed full of brilliant content, including…
“I’d never even thought about playing in the hole until Paul Lambert asked me to do it. I’d always thought of myself as a left-winger, but now it feels like No.10 has always been my natural position!”
Wes Hoolahan looks back on the most significant moments from his eight years with the Club
“Delia speaks from the heart, speaks like a fan. Her ‘don’t count your chickens’ interview after Norwich put five past Ipswich in 2011 captured the emotions and hopes and fears of any fan during the run-in”
The Times’ chief football writer Henry Winter on Delia and Michael Wynn Jones’ contribution to Norwich City over the last 20 years
“A good sleep, 18 holes of golf, a good lunch and the rest of the day with my girl. Great dinner and fun times after that”
We get to know Timm Klose in our new Who Are Ya? Q&A with the City players
“My best Delia story involves a private room in a nightclub in London’s trendy West End, a video camera and having to sign a piece of paper to keep quiet”
Radio Norfolk’s Chris Goreham continues his regular back-page column
“Howard Wilkinson was eating Sunday dinner when Mark Walters sealed a 2-0 victory to hand Leeds the title, and was informed of the score by his son. Gordon Strachan celebrated with a cup of tea”
The Guardian’s Nick Miller looks back at the time today’s opponents Leeds United won Division One in 1991-92
“Chris Sutton, 20 years old, marched around Old Trafford like a Minder villain getting feisty in the Winchester”
My Favourite Player: football author and Manchester United fan Rob Smyth picks Chris Sutton
“Visitors Brentford had to play the entire game with 10 men. Not because of an early sending off, but because one of their players had missed the train to Norwich”
The Manager Files: We look back at the most significant events under Norwich’s fourth manager James Stansfield
“He ended up hijacking a pedalo that was being used by an unsuspecting couple”
Former striker Alex Notman answers questions about his first, best and worst moments from his Canaries career
PLUS Norwich City results, stats, fixtures and quizzes AND our brilliant illustrative series of Norwich City’s greatest goals.The programme is on sale from around the ground for just £3.50, or you can purchase it online HERE.It is also available as an app on iTunes and Google play HERE.
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