Our dedicated work essentially being a website showcasing all the wonders of our beautiful and broader Norfolk in the United Kingdom, we decided we’d take a different route to an institution in county seat Norwich. In the heart of the city, it is called Carrow Road, and it is the home ground of the city’s pride and joy, Norwich City FC, also fondly known as the Canaries.
It has to be said, though, that there was nothing canary-like about the city’s favorite football team’s recent exploits. This is the second season running in which the Canaries have bravely endured the robust nature of England’s English Premier League.
Paying tribute to the mighty Canaries
We’ve just been thinking how cold it has been getting lately. For this time of the year, this is nothing unusual and we are all of us, quite use to it. We are already counting the days to spring and the first chirrups of those little, yellow birds the famed football team have been named after. If you are thinking about visiting Norfolk next year, you’ll need to schedule a visit to Norfolk Broads, famous for its birdlife.
But for locals, and particularly the fanatics, we’ve come up with a novel idea to keep warm with for the next few weeks. We thought; why not build a little bird house in honor of the team’s famous, but unsurprising victory over the Red Devils now the other day. Masters of DIY are showcasing a handy list of wood lathes that are great for carving the perfect home for those little yellow fellows or any of the other birds that visit your garden during spring. Norwich is also famed for its expanding retail space, so there’s no shortage of hardware stores for locals (or you) to buy other implements needed for the bird house.
Lots of places to celebrate famous victories
Anyway, back to that historic afternoon at Carrow Road. It’s been just over twenty-five years since Norwich City FC last beat England’s most famous and most successful EPL team, Manchester United. The home victory for the Canaries was no surprise as we’ve been saying all along. The team has been hard at work on the training ground, making sure that they survive the holiday round of fixtures and stay out of the relegation scrap next year at the end of the season.
Pound for pound, for a team valued in excess of two hundred million pounds and with the sort of reputation they have, their loss to Norwich’s home team was disappointing. Respectfully, they had the grace to acknowledge that our boys played pretty well into the bargain. Interestingly, one famous football son, Mark Robbins, went on to play for the Red Devils back in the day.
Thankfully, Norwich’s pubs, restaurants and cafeterias were more than able to handle the joyful crowds who left Carrow Road after the referee’s whistle blew for the last time that afternoon.