Saturday, March 06, 1976

Norwich City FC

Norwich City 3 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Football League, Division One


Norwich is a city on the River Wensum in England. It is the regional administrative centre and county town of Norfolk. During the 11th century, Norwich was the largest city in England after London, and one of the most important places in the kingdom. Until the Industrial Revolution, Norwich was the capital of the most populous county in England and vied with Bristol as England's second city. The capital of the Iceni tribe was a settlement located near to the village of Caistor St. Edmund on the River Tas approximately 5 miles to the south of modern-day Norwich. Following an uprising led by Boudica around AD 60 the Caistor area became the Roman capital of East Anglia named Venta Icenorum, literally "the market place of the Iceni". The Roman settlement fell into disuse around 450 AD, and the Anglo-Saxons settled on the site of the modern city between the 5th and 7th centuries, founding the towns of Northwic (from which Norwich gets its name), Westwic (at Norwich-over-the-Water) and the secondary settlement at Thorpe. According to a local rhyme, the demise of Venta Icenorum led to the development of Norwich: "Caistor was a city when Norwich was none, Norwich was built of Caistor stone." Historically Norwich has been associated with art, literature and publishing, which continues to the present day. Norwich was the site of the first provincial library in England, which opened in 1608, and was the first city to implement the Public Libraries Act 1850


Norwich City F.C. was formed following a meeting at the Criterion Cafe in Norwich on 17 June 1902 and then a sub meeting occurred on 2 July 1902 by a group of friends led by three former Norwich CEYMS players, Robert Webster, Joseph Cowper and Brad Skelly, and played their first competitive match against Harwich & Parkeston, at Newmarket Road on 6 September 1902. Following a FA Commission, the club was ousted from the amateur game in 1905, deemed a professional organisation. Later that year Norwich were elected to play in the Southern League and with increasing crowds, they were forced to leave Newmarket Road in 1908, moving to The Nest, a disused chalk pit. The club's original nickname was the Citizens, although this was superseded by 1907 by the more familiar Canaries after the club's chairman (who was a keen breeder of canaries) dubbed his boys 'The Canaries' and changing their strip to yellow and green. During the First World War, with football suspended and facing spiralling debts, City went into voluntary liquidation on 10 December 1917. The club was officially reformed on 15 February 1919 – a key figure in the events was Charles Frederick Watling, future Lord Mayor of Norwich and the father of future club Chairman, Geoffrey Watling. When, in May 1920, the Football League formed a third Division, Norwich joined the Third Division for the following season. 



The following decade proved more successful for the club with a club-record victory, 10–2, over Coventry City and promotion as champions to the Second Division in the 1933–34 season under the management of Tom Parker. With crowds continuing to rise, and with the Football Association raising concerns over the suitability of The Nest, the club considered renovation of the ground, but ultimately decided on a move to Carrow Road. The inaugural match, held on 31 August 1935, against West Ham United, ended in a 4–3 victory to the home team and set a new record attendance of 29,779. The biggest highlight of the following four seasons was the visit of King George VI to Carrow Road on 29 October 1938. However, the club was relegated to the Third Division at the end of the season. The league was suspended the following season as a result of the outbreak of the Second World War and did not resume until the 1946–47 season. City finished this and the following season in 21st place, the poor results forcing the club to apply for re-election to the league. The club narrowly missed out on promotion under the guidance of manager Norman Low in the early 1950s, but following the return of Tom Parker as manager, Norwich finished bottom of the football league in the 1956–57 season.


This Pieman travelled to and from Carrow Road by car. The home side were too good for Spurs on the day, running out 3-1 winners.








Attendance: 20,460
Programme: 10p

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Subsequent visits to Carrow Road

04 November 1978 - Norwich City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 27031
22 August 1979 - Norwich City 4 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 16647
27 December 1980 - Norwich City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 23145
12 August 1981 - Norwich City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Friendly - Attendance: tbc
16 October 1982 - Norwich City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 21668
03 December 1983 - Norwich City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 21987
01 February 1984 - Norwich City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - FA Cup, 4th Round Replay - Attendance: 26811
22 December 1984 - Norwich City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 17682
10 August 1985 - Norwich City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Friendly - Attendance: tbc
08 November 1986 - Norwich City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 22019
10 October 1987 - Norwich City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 18669
22 October 1988 - Norwich City 3 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 20330
23 September 1989 - Norwich City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 20095
10 April 1991 - Norwich City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 19014
31 August 1991 - Norwich City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 19460
26 December 1992 - Norwich City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 19413
24 January 1993 - Norwich City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - FA Cup, 4th Round - Attendance: 15005
02 April 1994 - Norwich City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 21181
26 December 1994 - Norwich City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 21814
29 July 1998 - Norwich City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Friendly - Attendance: 16053
22 July 2003 - Norwich City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Friendly - Attendance: tbc
26 December 2004 - Norwich City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 24508
28 July 2008 - Norwich City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 5 - Friendly - Attendance: 25243
27 December 2011 - Norwich City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 26807
31 October 2012 - Norwich City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Cup, 4th Round - Attendance: 16465
30 January 2013 - Norwich City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 26818
23 February 2014 - Norwich City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 26834
02 February 2016 - Norwich City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Premier League - Attendance: 27067


Total matches attended at this venue = 29





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