There's only four teams involved in football's top honours these days, so what's it like to win silverware every season? This is the blog of one football fan who decided to, fully and unconditionally, do the unthinkable and change the football team he supported to spend one season at the top... AND NOW HE'S DOING A SIMILAR THING FOR EURO 2008 WITH A MATE BECAUSE THE SEASON'S FINISHED AND THEY'RE BOTH BORED

Operation Re-Canaryise

Operation Re-Canaryise

14/04/08

Phase 1 of Operation Re-Canaryise has begun it seems…

My Norwich supporting mate (who I’ve shunned during my season of ‘protest’ with The Big Four) and his girfriend invited The Silly Season around to his flat for dinner on Friday night…

After a lovely risotto from Mrs Mate, he plyed me with real ale and then insisted on watching the 2003/2004 promotion season DVD.

Then, while drunk, we went on eBay and looked for old Norwich shirts – and he pressed ‘buy’ on a book about Norwich’s 92/93 UEFA Cup qualifying season.

I even bid for a 92/93 away shirt – the one that was mostly white with a blackcurrent ‘splash’ across the top. (As is always the case with Norwich away kits, it was probably worn once by the team on a pre-season tour of Iceland or something – anyway, its that rare I can’t find a picture of it.)

Stupid drunken football reminiscence… I tried to resist it, but it was brilliant.

And, as my football support runs dangerously along parallel lines, so do the fortunes of Norwich City and Arsenal.

Both were trying to upset their main rival’s bid for The Premiership title/Play-offs; both took the lead; both lost 2-1…

Ludicrously typical of The Silly Season experience then…

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Comment from: Raz [Visitor] Email · http://raz-in-time.blogspot.com
EBay is not good for anyone trying to calm a love for something... There is memorabilia galore. Sadly the only truly cool West Ham thing I have is a share that I got bought for Christmas in the 06/07 season. Yeah, right before the takeover. Good one.

I want to see the shirt! I think you should just stick with Norwich :) but it would make the blog a little pointless, admittedly.

"The Previously Silly Season That Is Now Pretty Much Normal Even Though There Is Only A Handful Of Games Left".

Doesn't have the same ring, somehow.

The Silly Season: Yeah the shirt was a beauty. I can't find a picture of it anywhere!

I'm currently fighting my supporter demons. Will reveal all soon!
PermalinkPermalink 14/04/08 @ 21:17
Comment from: Chris [Visitor] Email
Well that's that then. It's been interesting
reading your blog. You should probably have
picked Manure but then as an Arsenal fan I
wouldn't have read it I suppose.
Best of luck integrating back into that
volatile Canary fan base and who knows, maybe
we'll be playing you sometime soon.

The Silly Season: I thought I was heading back to all things Norfolk-based, but I haven't ruled out another crack at next season with Arsenal to get that illusive trophy. I think…

Watch this space…
PermalinkPermalink 16/04/08 @ 11:33

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