By Edward Couzens-Lake

The fort lies on the center of the town whereas the cathedral is its soul. however the soccer membership, modest in identify but vivid and colourful with it, is its existence. in contrast to the other urban in England, the day by day lifetime of Norwich was once, is now, and ever can be intertwined with the fortunes of its recognized soccer membership. no matter if in time of trouble or social gathering at Carrow highway, the sentiments of the membership are carried and shared through the folk of Norwich. For the 1st seventy years or so, the Canaries hardly rattled their very own cages, not to mention these in their opponents. in spite of the fact that, slightly a 12 months after the appointment of a brand new bishop to the Diocese of Norwich - a Canaries fan at that - the membership rose from sleepy obscurity into the formerly unheard-of heights of English football's best flight for the 1st time. twist of fate or divine intervention, through slightly aid from Cathedral shut? It marked the start of the Canaries' upward thrust to the massive league in additional methods than one. the appearance of color tv and extra common assurance of the game, including the regular realisation that there has been critical cash to be made of the sport, intended that their advertising got here at precisely the correct time, a time that's now appeared again on by means of many as a golden period in English soccer. For either the soccer membership and the historical urban that gave it its identify, the Seventies used to be a decade of significant swap, development and improvement as they either made their manner, bright-eyed and feathery tailed, in the direction of the fast-approaching millennium.

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