Friday, 17 April 2009

Classic Kits - Norwich City Home 1992-1994

Sometimes a side goes through a golden spell of games and the kit they wear defines that period and will always be associated with it. The, er, interesting Norwich City kit of 1992-94 certainly fits that bill.

The fans commonly call it the ‘bird-poo’ strip, though I think it also looks as though Canaries have exploded all over it. It regularly features in ‘top ten worst kit’ lists, but for Norwich fans it holds a special place in their hearts.

At the time City were founder members of the new Premier League and under boss Mike Walker took to the new competition like a duck (or should that be Canary?) to water. They finished the 1992-93 season in an impressive third place, well ahead of the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool.

The team played an attractive, attacking style of football and featured some of the best players in the club’s history. The star was perhaps Chris Sutton, who went on to represent England and won the Premier League with Blackburn in 1995, though the likes of Efan Ekoku, Ruel Fox and Bryan Gunn also played a key part in their success.

The following season saw arguably the high point in their recent history. They travelled to European giants Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup and upset the football odds by coming away with a famous 2-1 win thanks to Mark Bowen and a spectacular volley from Jeremy Goss.

Sadly for Norwich, the success Mike Walker was having at Carrow Road attracted the attention of bigger clubs and when Everton came calling in 1994, Walker flew the nest. They finished the season in......

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