Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Canaries
Norwich City FC was founded in 1902. The club survived early financial problems and began to find its feet in the 1950s. The Canaries reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup in 1959 and won promotion to the Second Division in the following season. In 1962, Norwich beat Rochdale FC 4-0 on aggregate to win the second ever League Cup competition. The Canaries were promoted to the top flight in 1972 and the team reached their second League Cup final at the end of the season. Although Norwich City lost on this occasion, they beat Sunderland 1-0 to win the League Cup again in 1985. Norwich achieved a third place finish in the inaugural Premiership season. This led to qualification for the UEFA Cup. The club had previously been denied their rightful European qualification due to the aftermath of the Heysel tragedy. Financial problems resurfaced for the Canaries as the decade continued, but help came from an unexpected quarter. Television chef Delia Smith and her husband Michael Wynn-Jones famously invested money in Norwich City in 1996.
Personalised Norwich Football Books - Inspired Gifts
A Norwich City Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Canaries. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Norwich City Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Norwich memorabilia collection.
Norwich City Football Book Coverage
This Norwich City Football Book opens with the club’s 2-0 win over Cup holders Sheffield Wednesday in 1908. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.
Top games featured in this Norwich City Football Book include the 3-0 win over Liverpool in the 1937 FA Cup, the convincing 4-0 win over Spurs in 1979 and the 8-0 thrashing of Southampton in 1989. The Gift Book revisits the glory of lifting the League Cup trophies in 1962 and in 1985. It also incorporates reports on promotion to the First Division in 1972, and to the Premiership in 2004. The Norwich City Football Books cover some major European games, with great articles detailing the Canaries’ contests with prestigious European clubs. Norwich overcame the odds to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 on aggregate in 1993 and they also took on Inter Milan. Other highlights featured in these Gift Books include reports on the first game at Carrow Road in 1935, the fire of 1984, the appointment of John Bond as manager in 1973 and Delia Smith becoming a majority shareholder in 1996.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Norwich City’s history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Norwich City memorabilia.
Norwich City Memorabilia
If you are a collector of Norwich memorabilia or looking for other Norwich gifts, why not consider our Norwich City Calendar or Norwich City Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Canaries’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Norwich fans. Other Norwich City presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and special Norwich City Mugs.
Finally – Did You Know?
- Ron Ashman has made the most appearances for Norwich City, competing in 592 first team matches between 1947 and 1964.
- The Canaries won the second ever League Cup in 1962. The inaugural League Cup winners were Aston Villa.
- When Norwich face Sunderland, the two teams contest the Friendship Cup. This unofficial trophy was provided by supporters and the tradition began following the League Cup final between the two teams in 1985.
- Norwich City was the only British team to beat Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium.
- Norwich City was a founder member of the Premiership in 1992.