Rick returned to his family’s Norfolk roots when he joined the Evening News in 1992 as a sports reporter. Rick became the paper’s Norwich City football writer at the start of the 1993-94 season… just in time to follow the Canaries on their epic UEFA Cup adventure. After 13 seasons following City for the Evening News, Rick left Archant in 2005 to set up myfootballwriter.com.
Mick is a football writer and broadcaster. He began his career with Eastern Counties Newspapers and was the Norwich City correspondent for the Evening News and then the EDP during the John Bond era. He was sports editor of the London Evening Standard and has worked for five national newspapers. He was also football correspondent at the Daily Express and a regular contributor to BBC 5 Live, Sky Sports News and talkSPORT.
Born and raised the wrong side of the Norfolk/Suffolk border, Gary has City in his DNA. Part of a long line of Canary die-hards, he’s been a Carrow Road regular since the age of six and a season-ticket holder since his injury-prone, amateur playing days ended. Once a local government accountant, now a Jack of no trades but he does write a bit and, amongst other things, is the Norwich City voice at the Metro.
Forever in his dreams an unplayable right winger putting over tantalising crosses for the likes of Chris Sutton to feed off, Ed has written three books about the Canaries with another on the way. He also contributes to the club’s matchday programme. Born, like Lord Nelson, in a quiet North Norfolk village he now lives and works in temporary exile near Chichester in West Sussex. He is forever talking about buying a canary, but is mindful that one of his numerous cats may eat it.
Described as a ‘Jack the Lad with a heart of Gold’ by his old college tutor, Sam is a business magazine editor. An adopted Mackem after studying journalism in Sunderland, he also majored in Northern accents, hard drinking and playing rugby in the rain. Previously worked for Newcastle Falcons, Sportsbyte Sunderland and Shoot magazine, commentated on Norwich City games for the blind and partially sighted, and taught English in Bangkok. Once got overtaken by a penguin on mile 18 of the London Marathon.
Norwich born and bred, he has been a season ticket holder at Carrow Road since 2002 and is also an avid away supporter as well. He’s currently studying a degree in Journalism and Media at Coventry University and hopes to make it as a sports writer or something similar. Has a cat called Wesley who he named after the phenomenon that is Mr Hoolahan!
Chris wears yellow & green tinted glasses and tends to yap Norwich City positivity for Talk Norwich City, Future Radio & of course, Norwich City MFW. He is a Social Media Consultant for Revsco Media. Also he has the same name as Superman!
Born afar from “Nelson’s County”, but Norfolk has always been Gary’s considered second home since an early age. Booted and suited from 9 to 5, he is a Chartered Surveyor, managing commercial property investments for private clients for a City of London firm of solicitors. A season ticket holder and regular away traveller, he is also Canaries Trust Board member, City shareholder, with a general interest in football governance.
Stewart left his native Norfolk for university in Cambridge, then worked in London. He was a director of opinion research firm MORI for 20 years. Despite being away for most of his life, Norfolk will always be home – and Carrow Road the spiritual home. Life highlights: singing with Pavarotti, watching Norwich in the San Siro, playing with Mick Dennis. But not necessarily in that order.
Born in Norwich and indoctrinated into the Yellow Army by his father at the age of 4, Steve is now sharing that particular rite of passage with his own children. A season ticket holder in the Barclay, proud owner of 2 shares in Norwich City, an avid follower of Delia’s recipes and occasional ‘commentator’ on Sky Sports, he considers himself a classic example of what could have been. Sporting achievements include taking out a shed window from all of 25 yards and tearing an Achilles tendon whilst demonstrating the Cruyff turn.
Robin is a true football person. After a career as a striker at clubs like Wisbech Town and King’s Lynn he managed teams in the Eastern Counties League for 13 seasons before concentrating on his beloved Norwich City. He is chair of the Canaries Trust and a regular EDP columnist.
Matthew works in marketing, and is usually found deliberating over cost-per-clicks and conversion rates. Having been going to games for over a decade, his inaugural season was the 09/10 League one campaign. His first Carrow Road memory is the portly Dagenham & Redbridge physio who came sprinting on to rapturous applause. Dreams of one day being Norwich City’s chairman but couldn’t imagine providing the fans with a better half-time speech.
Ex Editor of BBC Match of the Day. After years of sitting in darkened rooms in studios and vans outside football grounds, upsetting everyone with his running orders, Paul has now emerged blinking into the light, free to go to games and express his opinions.
Durham University History student. Season ticket holder in the Jarrold who attempts to follow the Yellow Army both at home and away. City fan since that glorious 2003/04 season, having watched – and unsuccessfully sought to replicate himself as a centre-half – those brilliant defensive performances of Fleming and Mackay. Young writer with an interest in sport and the media.
A life-long City fan, Peter took his first ride on the City rollercoaster on April 4, 1983 when his father took him along to Carrow Road to witness a goalless draw with Ipswich. A matchday employee at Carrow Road for many years, he subsequently enjoyed a 15-year career as editor of the club’s official matchday programme. He has also contributed to and edited club handbooks and other official publications. Currently a residential property valuer based in South Norfolk, he lives in Cringleford and remains a season ticket holder.
Rob first attended Carrow Road in November 1978 when City lost 1-0 to Everton via a late goal. Expectations were set accordingly. Once managed to stupidly attend every game home and away for 15 years, including once discharging himself from hospital to see a game. A season ticket holder in the Main Stand, he still refused to call all the stands by anything other than their proper names.
Son of an Ipswich fan, James dodged the ‘darkside’ as a youngster. Now a graphic designer by trade having played, coached, scouted and officiated the beautiful game. Attended his first City game in the brilliant 1988-89 season and has hero-worshiped Robert Fleck, Darren Eadie and Grant Holt in his time. A collector of football shirts, James is a season ticket holder in the Lower Barclay and is currently marooned on 68 English league grounds visited.
Presenter and, sometimes, commentator for all things Norwich City on BBC Radio Norfolk and sometimes on Look East. Busy working on Saturdays so his playing is strictly Sunday mornings – until City realise what they’re missing. Memory like a fish for Norwich facts, but comes face to face with the manager most weeks at the pre-match presser. Forget covering the Paralympics in Rio, his career highlights was “Hello and welcome to Wembley Stadium.”
Craig was born in Norwich and has been watching Norwich since 1985, when the joy of winning a cup was quickly followed by crashing back down to earth with relegation. He is a season ticket holder in the Lower Barclay, a music, tech and animal lover, music, comedy, book and poetry creator and self-proclaimed funny man! A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he’s drunk.
Born into a Cockney family of rabid West Ham supporters, Martin had to swim against the tide from an early age. His mother was evacuated to Brisley in 1940 and frequent return visits to the Frost family began his affection for NCFC. He achieved his dream by moving to Norwich in 1988, and has held a season ticket in the Barclay ever since. He was Sports Editor of the Harlow Gazette at 23, spent three years in the Met Police, was a Sports sub-editor on The Sun and also wrote for the NME.
Andy is a season ticket holder of over 30 years “man and boy”, and was co-editor and writer of the Norwich City fanzine Y’Army. He unashamedly takes sole credit for Darren Huckerby signingfor the club, having written a song about him for the fanzine to the tune of “Candle In The Wind” which was picked up by Look East and saw Andy and colleagues singing wistfully to Hucks in a pub urging him to stay. Only a restraining order prevented a follow up album