My sincerest apologies...

By Z�e FailI must begin with apologies to those of you who I managed to thoroughly confuse with my November article. I said my first match was against Wimbledon in the heady early days of the Premiership and that we'd lost 4-0.

By Z�e Fail

I must begin with apologies to those of you who I managed to thoroughly confuse with my November article. I said my first match was against Wimbledon in the heady early days of the Premiership and that we'd lost 4-0. We didn't; we only lost 1-0. As required in this day and age of 'apologism', if there is such a word, sorry for any distress caused, especially to those who couldn't remember a game with that scoreline. I'll try not to do it again. In fact, I've found a wonderful website to check results in future.

Well, I did say I was terrible at remembering scores. Male and female brains work differently, so we're told by the experts; it's the excuse I'm using anyway.

In fact, the only reason I checked was because the guy I'd gone with told me it had been 1-0. How do men remember results like that; years later, the scorer, who set it up and from which set-piece or position on the pitch? Yet, when it comes to birthdays and anniversaries, it's another story. Panic not, I'm not even going to go there.


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Moving on, I am amazed by the huge numbers still turning out for Norwich considering our position; whatever the weather, wherever the game, whoever the opposition, whenever the kick-off. Ticket prices are a huge incentive - especially to get the youngsters enthralled from an early age. I sometimes bring a couple of lads, sons of friends, because the cost for the whole day's entertainment (!) is so reasonable. Their parents were astonished when I told them how much, or rather how little, a child's ticket is. Both enjoy coming; Daniel's been several times; Callum's been once and is considering converting - if he comes again he wants a replica shirt. All because a child's ticket is affordable and he got to see his first ever league game at Carrow Road. Mind you, we did win on that occasion - and it was this season.

It also comes down to loyalty to the club, being passionate about green and yellow. So imagine my surprise when I read that email from 'sons of Boadicea' suggesting we amalgamate with the club at the other end of the A140 and up sticks to the Diss area for a new stadium. Are you mad? As if any City fans would ever contemplate such an outrageous suggestion.

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Finally, my dad tried to cheer me up the other day. He said as it looked likely that Gillingham would get promoted, at least I could get to Priestfield (40 minutes from where I live) for an away game next season. Yeah, thanks dad!

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