Keeping up the Caps

Ian Russell, Capital Canaries We all know what Iwan wanted for Christmas. But how about Mr Roeder? I'm sure a nicely wrapped Martin Taylor would be top of his seasonal wish-list, in the same manner a certain D Huckerby was on Nigel's four years ago.

Ian Russell, Capital Canaries

We all know what Iwan wanted for Christmas. But how about Mr Roeder? I'm sure a nicely wrapped Martin Taylor would be top of his seasonal wish-list, in the same manner a certain D Huckerby was on Nigel's four years ago.

Are we to expect a pre-match surprise from Delia again? Certainly would be nice wouldn't it?

There's still a lot of work to do before we can start to breathe easier at the foot of the Championship table, but that game at home to Coventry last month proved to be the tide turner and has at least given us far more to feel optimistic about.


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The turn of the year, swiftly followed by the January transfer window will inevitably separate the men from the boys, and by the time the Capital Canaries sit down for their Christmas party meal at Delia's in February, I hope we can be chasing on the tails of the mid-table protagonists.

In spite of all, it's been a decent year for the Caps. Keeping membership numbers up for supporters clubs, however, is becoming more and more of a struggle. Yearly subscription or not, people seem increasingly reluctant to join things and we're fully aware that we're not alone in our struggles.

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We will continue to keep membership numbers at the top of our agenda as we move into the new year. The more Caps there are the more opportunities we will have to continue in offering reduced travel on the railways. The higher the membership, the prospect of Caps supporting the likes of FONCY and other worthy causes will be that much greater.

The committee is very grateful to the large number of members who travel with us or participate in our socials and it's encouraging to know that, as Capital Canaries enters its 33rd year, there are many more good times to look forward to - a quiz in London, a subsidised away game social, the belated Christmas party to name just three.

So, as Hogmanay approaches and we all reflect on our over-spending, eating and drinking and contemplate joining the local gym or commencing a strict new diet, I'm hoping a few more London based (or anywhere for that matter) Norwich City fans will give becoming a Capital Canary a go. If you do, I would be delighted to hear from you.

Let's raise our glasses to Norwich City Football Club and all its supporters this December.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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