Norwich City

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Norwich
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About the club

About the club
Season 2012/13: 
11th
Nickname: 
The Canaries
Stadium: 
Carrow Road, Norwich
Capacity: 
27033
Top scorer 12/13: 
Grant Holt
Manager: 
Neil Adams
Home kit: 
Yellow shirt with green cuffs and green shorts.
Away kit: 
Black shirt. shorts and socks.
Honours: 
* Football League Second Division: 1971–72, 1985–86, 2003–04 * Football League Third Division: 1933–34, 2009–10 * League Cup: 1962, 1985

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Around and about Norwich
 
1. Where is Norwich?
Norwich is a city in the east of England in the county of Norfolk.
 
2. What is Norwich famous for?
There are more medieval churches in Norwich than in any other city in northern Europe. It also has a castle. For almost three hundred years until about 1750, it was England’s second largest city after London. 
 
3. How has the city changed?
Norwich today is a mixture of the old with the new. It’s a great place to go shopping and has a busy commercial and cultural life. 
 
4. Why is the team nickname: the Canaries? Is that why they wear yellow?
The club was founded in 1902, wore blue and white shirts and called themselves the “Citizens”. But for hundreds of years, breeding and keeping canaries as pets was very popular in and around Norwich and fans began calling the team the “Canaries”. So, in 1907 the team changed its colours to yellow and green.  
 
5. What was Norwich’s most famous victory?
Many fans would say the 2-1 away victory against Bayern Munich in the old UEFA Cup in 1993. That win is the only time an English club has beaten Bayern Munich in Germany. But supporters still talk about 1959 when Norwich became the first Third Division side (today’s League One) to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Along the way Norwich beat Manchester United 3-0 at home in the Third Round. 
 
6. Has Norwich been in the Premier League before?
Yes. In the first Premier League season, 1992-93, Norwich finished third! Relegation came in 1995 but the team won promotion in 2004. However it only stayed up for one season. 
 
7. What’s the East Anglian derby?
It’s between Norwich and Ipswich, 62 kilometres to the south. They have played each other 138 times, Norwich winning 53 of the matches, Ipswich 50 and the rest have been draws. 
 
 

Task

What do you remember about Norwich?

Read the statements about Norwich and decide if they are true or false.

Exercise

Task 2

Every year in Norwich, the people organise a festival in honour of which mythical creatures?

  • Fairies
  • Vampires
  • Dragons
  • Wizards

Find out all about the festival here on the Visit Britain site.

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