This afternoon we are delighted to welcome the fans of The Canaries, high flying Norwich City. The beautiful city of Norwich has had a long association with canaries owing to its 15th and 16th century links to Flemish weavers who had imported the birds to the Low Countries from the Dutch colonies in the Caribbean. And of course their nickname has led to their famous green and yellow strip. The Club have had fluctuating fortunes in recent times, illustrated perfectly when they became the first team to win a major honour (the League Cup in 1985) and be relegated in the same season. But they have had other notable successes and in 1993 became the first British side to beat Bayern Munich in the Olympic Stadium, winning 2-1. Our current assistant manager, John Deehan is a former player and manager of Norwich.
The home victory over Norwich on the final day of the season in 1982 was poignant and memorable. Despite a 2-1 victory with goals from Andy McCulloch and Gary Bannister, Norwich pipped us to promotion in the inaugural season for 3 points for a win. If 2 points for a win had still existed we would have been promoted instead!
Another memorable match was on a balmyWednesday evening on September 1st, 1993. Still suffering from a "Cup Final hangover" we had yet to win a game when we played the Canaries at Hillsborough. A goal-less first half, then the match exploded after the break. Goals from Bart-Williams, Bright and Sinton gave us a 3-2 advantage going into injury time. Unfortunately, substitute Watson failed to keep the ball, Norwich broke down our right with Nilsson upfield and equalised to make it 3-3 with the last kick of the game!
OUR LEGENDARY LANDLORD IS BACK!
David Hirst will be hosting 2 Hirsty's Bars very soon. Funds raised will go to the Community Programme and the Academy.
Details are as follows:
First Hirsty's Bar: Solid at the Back!
Wednesday, 29th October
Special Guests: Glenn Loovens, Tom Lees and Jon Newsome
Second Hirsty's Bar: Leading from the Front!
Wednesday, 3rd December.
Special Guests: Stuart Gray and Lee Bullen
Venue: 1867 Lounge, Hillsborough Stadium
Doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start.
Tickets: £7 per person
£6 pp Wednesdayite members
Special offer: For both events:
£12 per person
£10 pp Wednesdayite members
Get your tickets now at:
AWAY COACH TO CHARLTON
Charlton vs Owls
3:00pm, Saturday November 1st 2014
The Valley, Charlton
Wednesdayite Adult Member - £24
Wednesdayite Junior Member - £22
Adult Non-Member - £27
Junior Non-Member - £26
8:00am - Wednesdayite Car Park, Penistone Road
8:20am - A57 , Elmwood Farm Roundabout, Beighton
8:30am - Barlborough Lay By off Jct 30 M1
For further details visit
Enjoy the game this afternoon.
Up The Owls,
Peter Shaw, Wednesdayite Director