Tag: Norwich City

Video of the Day: Norwich City vs Watford, April 1984

Tomorrow night at Carrow Road, Norwich City’s season meets its potential breaking point. They need to win both of their remaining games in order to have any chance of avoiding relegation, and the first of these matches comes against a mid-table Watford team with little left of note to play for this season. Even this might not be enough should results go their way elsewhere, but Norwich have one result against Watford that they can look back upon with considerable fondness from a little over thirty-two years ago. Watford’s promotion to the First Division in 1982 had come with...

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Video of the Day: Aston Villa vs Norwich City, November 1992

History is written by the victors. The inaugural season of the Premier League is now widely recognised as the season that ended with Manchester United being crowned as the champions of England for the first time in twenty-six years, but this was a championship race that went to the last couple of weeks, and two teams that were amongst their most persistent challengers over the course of the season were not clubs expected to find themselves in the position in which they were when it all kicked off in August, Aston Villa and Norwich City. Aston Villa supporters looking...

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Video of the Day: Norwich City vs Liverpool, February 1980

There are some moments in the history of English football that are preserved in a weird form of virtual aspic, captured on film and periodically replayed as representatives of those few seconds of precious genius that we all chase like addicts. So it is with Justin Fashanu’s goal at Carrow Road for Norwich City against Liverpool in a First Division match from February 1980, our Video of the Day for today. The turn on a sixpence and thunderous drive past a hapless Ray Clemence is, perhaps, the defining football moment of that year. It is a goal for the...

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Video of the Day: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Norwich City, 1982

Managerial replacements occasionally seem to be ten a penny these days, but there was a time when managers lasted a while, and parting ways with him during the season was a major news story, wherever it was. Mike Bailey left Brighton & Hove Albion in December 1982 with his team just above the relegation places in the First Division, and that was enough to persuade the BBC to send their Outside Broadcast team down to good old Sussex by the sea for the Albion’s relegation tussle with Norwich City. Commentary comes from John Motson. You can follow Twohundredpercent on...

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Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Twenty-One: Brighton & Norwich Scrap At The Bottom

As February turned to March in 1981, the battle to avoid relegation to the Second Division was hotting up, with just two points seperating Brghton & Hove Albion, Norwich City and Leicester City at the bottom of the table. The big match of the weekend at the bottom of the table came from Carrow Road, and was between Norwich and Brighton. With ten games of the season to play, winning points was now critical at the bottom of the table. Our second match from the last day of February 1981 is brief highlights from the match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Old Trafford. The following week, meanwhile, saw the first legs of the quarter-finals of the big European competitions. So, first up out these matches is the match between Liverpool and CSKA Sofia from Anfield, and we follow this up with what looked like an extremely tricky trip for Ipswich Town to France to play Saint Etienne. It turned out to be a good week for the remaining English clubs in Europe. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by cicking...

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