Search

Are you heading to Scotland for Norwich City’s pre-season clash with Celtic?

17:27 23 July 2012

Scenes before and during the game on the occasion of Adam Drury

Scenes before and during the game on the occasion of Adam Drury's testimonial, both sets of fans were excellent

all rights reserved ©

The new-found friendship between Norwich City and Scottish giants Celtic will have the chance to expand further tomorrow night, as the two clubs play out a pre-season friendly.

The second match in the Canaries pre-season schedule sees them travel to Celtic Park to continue building their fitness for the upcoming Premier League season.

Over 18,000 people saw City beat the Glasgow side at Carrow Road in May, as full-back Adam Drury was given a testimonial celebration following 11 years with Norwich.

It turned out to be 33-year-old Drury’s final match before a switch to Championship side Leeds United, as well as manager Paul Lambert’s final match in charge before leaving for Aston Villa.

Former players such as Darren Huckerby, Dani Pacheco and Henri Lansbury returned for an entertaining match that City won 2-0.

It was the jovial spirit of around 3,000 Hoops’ supporters that will last long in the memories of Norwich fans however, bringing a great atmosphere to Norwich that saw green and white shirts fill the city from early morning through until after the match in the evening.

Supporters are already talking about the match on the message board at www.pinkun.com

Celtic fan Glasgow’s Green & White registered to welcome Canaries fans to Glasgow, saying: “To all fans coming up over the next few days, I hope you enjoy Glasgow and your visit to Paradise.

“Pub-wise the centre of town is worthwhile during the day and mid-afternoon or pre-match you can walk to the Gallowgate area of the city, this is the Celtic part of town.

“You will get a warm welcome in all these boozers and it’s about a 10-minute straight walk to the ground from there.

“Celtic offer a good tour of the stadium as well which explains our history etc. I hope you all enjoy our city the way we did yours!”

Norwich fan And Smith Must Score replied: “Thanks for the pre-match welcome Glasgow. I’m looking forward to visiting Paradise. I’m told there could be around 1,200 of us there on the night, not quite the huge turnout you managed at our place but pretty impressive by us for such a long-distance friendly.

“Don’t be too surprised if you hear a few Canary fans with Scottish accents. There were quite a few the last time we played at Carlisle so expect the same this time.”

While fellow City supporter South of the Border said: “I will be driving up. We should be leaving 25 degrees of sunshire down here in East Anglia, hope we don’t have to endure some of your usual ‘Scottish summer weather’!

Like you we haven’t had the best start to our pre-season so hoping that improves, would probably settle for an agreeable draw?”

- Are you going up to Scotland for the match? Or are you a Scottish Canaries fan getting a rare chance to see your team? Contact reporter David Freezer on 01603 772418 or david.freezer@archant.co.uk

You can also send us your photos at www.iwitness24.co.uk, leave your comments below or tweet @davefreezer

Related articles

1 comment

Other news

The Gallow Bowls Club, in Fakenham, which is hosting an open day. Picture: Chris Bishop

A bowls club is hosting a have a go day, where potential new members can find out more about the sport.

Yesterday, 19:38
Launching this year's Pirate Festival in Wells are Captain Blackbeard (Ben Francis) and Barnacle Becky Jefcoate. Picture: Ian Burt

There’ll be timbers to shiver, mainbraces to splice and cutlasses to rattle when the pirates descend on town.

Yesterday, 15:37
A man in his 50s is airlifted to hospital following a cardiac arrest.

A man in his 50s has been airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital after collapsing on Beach Road in Wells following a suspected heart attack.

Yesterday, 06:29
Crew manager Leesa Espley, from Heacham fire station. Picture: Chris Wood

Wondering what you’ll do with all that time on your hands when the children go back to school? How about becoming a firefighter?

Most Read

Yesterday, 15:37
A man in his 50s is airlifted to hospital following a cardiac arrest.

A man in his 50s has been airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital after collapsing on Beach Road in Wells following a suspected heart attack.

Read more
England Ambulance Service
Yesterday, 06:29
2 and 2A Sterling Road, Sculthorpe. Picture: Ian Burt

Built in the 1990s, no-one has ever lived in these two homes on the edge of a former air base, which have now become an eyesore.

Read more
North Norfolk council
Yesterday, 07:00
Alexander Tettey of Norwich shows his frustration as the Birmingham players celebrate their sides 3rd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at St Andrews, Birmingham. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The trip to Birmingham always felt like the first crossroads in Norwich City’s season.

Read more
Alex Tettey
Yesterday, 19:38
Launching this year's Pirate Festival in Wells are Captain Blackbeard (Ben Francis) and Barnacle Becky Jefcoate. Picture: Ian Burt

There’ll be timbers to shiver, mainbraces to splice and cutlasses to rattle when the pirates descend on town.

Read more
Becky Jefcoate
Mon, 09:17
The Fakenham Fair.
Nick Bird of Bailey Bird and Warren Estate AGents.

Fakenham market was bursting with life as more than 1,000 people attended the annual fair.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 14°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up