My name is Andrew Harrison, though in the land of blogs I call myself aitch. I was born in Norwich in 1959, just a few months after the great Cup run. I went to my first match at Carrow Road in 1969. I LIKE football to this day. But I LOVED football from the late 60's until I guess, the mid to late 80's.The game was not necessarily better then - but it WAS different.
I have followed the Canaries all my life, from the terraces, the seats, and the comfort of my armchair. They have been a constant source of both inspiration and frustration.
There are plenty of fine sources of information on the net relating to the history of Norwich City Football Club. This blog is my attempt to pull it all together in one place, in a manner which is readable, interesting, and mildly entertaining. Hopefully the end result will be a fitting tribute to the club.The current items are put in to bring some degree of modern perspective - after all anything happening right now will soon itself become history. The site is however, essentially history based, something I make no apologies for.
The personal stories are as accurate as my sense of recall will allow.
If anything on this blog stirs memories for you please feel free to leave comments, or add your name as a follower, irrespective of the club you support. I want this to be a record of football - players, clubs, events - so as long as your comment has some relevance to NCFC, thats fine by me.
Also take time to correct me when nostalgia has overtaken fact !!
'We should always be aware that what now lies in the past, once lay in the future' - F.W. Maitland 1850-1906
'Life must be lived forward - but it can only be understood backward' - Søren Kierkegaard 1855
'Sing Up The River End' was a chant used by the Barclay Boys to get more noise and atmosphere at Carrow Road. Surely they knew people in the River End didn't go to football matches to sing - aitch 2010
'History will be kind to me for I intend to write it' - Winston Churchill
'All I know most surely about morality and obligations, I owe to football' - Albert Camus
'Now, what I want is, facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but facts. Facts alone are wanted in life' - Charles Dickens (Hard Times)