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Greatest Ever

The club have announced the nominations for the Greatest Ever XI.

The nominations jury consisting of Norwich Evening News sports writer David Cuffley, former City manager Ken Brown, Club Secretary Kevan Platt, Kevin Piper of Anglia TV and chaired by Radio 5 Live’s Pat Murphy selected the following players for nomination:

Goalkeepers: Robert Green, Bryan Gunn, Kevin Keelan, Ken Nethercott, Chris Woods.

Full-backs: Ron Ashman, Mark Bowen, Ian Culverhouse, Adam Drury, Joe Hannah, Roy McCrohan, Bernard Robinson.

Centre-backs: Steve Bruce, Barry Butler, Ian Butterworth, Duncan Forbes, Malky Mackay, David Stringer, Dave Watson.

Midfielders: Tommy Bryceland, Ian Crook, Jimmy Hill, Martin O’Neill, Graham Paddon, Martin Peters, Michael Phelan, Colin Suggett.

Wingers: Mark Barham, Bobby Brennan, Darren Eadie, Ken Foggo, Ruel Fox, Johnny Gavin, Dale Gordon, Darren Huckerby.

Forwards: Terry Allcock, Mike Channon, Hugh Curran, Ron Davies, John Deehan, Robert Fleck, Ted MacDougall, Iwan Roberts, Chris Sutton.

Managers: John Bond, Ken Brown, Archie Macaulay, Tom Parker, Ron Saunders, Dave Stringer, Mike Walker, Nigel Worthington.

For my eleven, I thought it only fair that I limit my selections to players I am familiar with, so anyone who played for the Canaries prior to around 1988 will mostly miss out. I’ve made a couple of exceptions in the case of Keelan and Paddon, as I’ve seen enough of them on video to (I think) make a fair call.

My Eleven: Keelan Bowen, Culverhouse, Watson, Mackay, Crook, Paddon, Eadie, Huckerby, Fleck, Roberts.

Manager: Mike Walker. Probably not the most popular choice but I’ve had to go with the manager who has been most successful during my lifetime, and in my opinion that has to be Walker.

You can click here to cast your vote.



4 thoughts on “Greatest Ever

  1. I dont want to get too boring by mentioning players not on the list, but shouldnt Kevin Reeves, picked for England whilst still with Norwich, be included in the list of forwards?

    Posted by mark edmunds | March 13, 2008, 4:05 pm
  2. It’s an interesting one. There’s a whole host of players who could have made the list but didn’t for one reason or another.

    Jeremy Goss might have had a shout? If Malky was deemed good enough for the list why not Craig Fleming?

    Posted by The Guru | March 13, 2008, 4:58 pm
  3. Struggled to name 11 players full stop!

    How about, Cooper, Mills, Burley, Beattie, Hunter, Wark, Talbot, Osbourne, Geddes, Mariner, Woods.

    Posted by Tractor Boys forever | May 9, 2008, 2:57 pm
  4. Great idea! Then maybe perhaps in 30 years you could have an open-top bus ride to celebrate them?

    Posted by The Guru | May 9, 2008, 3:17 pm

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