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My NCFC: Drayton Green



Next up in 'My NCFC', where we interview Vital Norwich members and learn a little bit more about our fellow City supporters, is Drayton Green.

How did you become a City fan?
My father is a life long Norwich fan and has been going to home games on a regular basis for 60 years.

His parents were Norwich fans and my Grandmother who died 2 years ago aged 101 went to her last game at the age of 95 and continued to listen to every game on Radio Norfolk until she left us. It was therefore clear from an early age that I was going to be a Norwich fan and both myself and my brother were brought up to support out local team.

What/when was your first game?
My first game is such a long time ago I cannot be 100% sure but the first one I can definitely recall was on 14 February 1970 when my father took me and a few of my mates to see Norwich beat Aston Villa 3-1 for my 10th birthday treat.

Glad to see my Dad gave Norwich priority on Valentines Day!

How many games do you get to?
I have had a season ticket for over 25 years in the Barclay, River End and City Stand. Whilst in London for 12 years (except for 5 college years) I did not miss any home games (not even midweek).
I go to every home game and about 5 to 8 away games a season including most London games.

What is your most memorable moment?
Most memorable moment (of which there have been many) was the second that Bowen's header went into the back of the Bayern Munich net to give us a 2-0 lead in the olympic stadium. I still cannot believe it and crave for an opportunity to see that again only with more mates as there was only 2 of us from our large group at that game.

Which (if any) Norwich players have you met?
I am not one for meeting players and do not see it as a priority. My Dad met John Polsten and his family on holiday and beacame good friends and we were subsequently invited to the players lounge after a couple of games but not sure who we spoke to.

Who is your favourite current player?
I judge players by their commitment to the club as well as their ability and it is difficult to apply this to current team with so many relatively new players. I would have to say Grant Holt as he has shown more commitment in one season than most give in a lifetime.

Who is your favourite all-time player?
Favourite all time player was Kevin Keelan. I saw him play many of his 673 games and he was pure class.

What is your all time Canary eleven?
My all time top team. A difficult one but after careful consideration I select the following team comprising of players I have seen play: Keelan, Culverhouse, Bruce, Forbes, Bowen, Eadie, Crook, Peters, Huckerby, Sutton, Fleck.

If you could change one thing about the club, what would it be?
Best thing about being a Norwich supporter is going to away games with a group of mates on the train and being known as a club who hs loads of decent away supporters and being treated accordingly.

If I could change one thing about our club is the nickname the Canaries. It is too open for opposition insults.

Tell us your story!
If you want to take part in My NCFC this summer just get in touch by via the forum or the envelope icon to the right of the screen.

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Date:Tuesday June 22 2010

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