Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Good, The Bad, The WTF

Many of my blogmates and selected others have been clamoring for this shirt to be included since we began this little column. In fact, after the Arsenal "V-shirt", this has probably been the most requested shirt to get some column inches. Without further ado, and apologies to Bigus, let's take a look at the Norwich City shirt from 1992-94.


Interestingly, this shirt holds a dear place in the hearts of many Norwich City. Why? Well, this is the shirt with which Norwich had some of their greatest success. Fans new to the EPL may not believe it, but in the league's inaugural year, 1992-93, Norwich were a powerhouse. They stayed at or near the top of the table during the season, finishing third. Third place meant a UEFA Cup berth for the next season. During that cup, Norwich defeated Bayern Munich and made it to the third round where they were defeated by Internazionale of Milan. Impressive, no?

Such highlights, though, do not excuse the shirt. To be kind, it looks like what would happen if you left a yellow car underneath a tree full of sparrows for a week. Or maybe if Jackson Pollock had a yellow, green and white period, but without the imagination. (As an aside--did you know Pollock's given first name was Paul? If my name was Paul Pollock, I'd probably piss on canvas as well) Simply put, this is a retina-searing mess.

While I often endeavor to bring you listings on the ebays, I'll do no such thing for this shirt. You see, I'm on my wife's computer today, and if I break the screen by looking for large size images of this shirt, she won't forgive me. So you are on your own for that one, dear reader.

Before I go, and as an extra apology to Bigus, I leave you with some highlights of Norwich during this era. I dare not play the video myself for aforementioned reasons, so let me know how it goes.


12 comments:

Bigus Dickus said...

Ahhhh The bird shit kit. It was not so horrendous when it was released. I remember the day I got mine. It took the edge off having braces put on at the dentist. I wore it proudly. The footy wasn't bad back then either. The Goss goal brings a tear to the eye. That's Darren Eadie in the picture. He was lightning fast. Head down....Wooosh. Hoddle picked him for England but he slipped getting out of the tub and blew his big chance. He appears on Norfolk radio these days. Still he will be remembered as a super player.
This column has cheered me up on such a sad week for Norwich fans. Thank you very much! Someone please put on the record....scratch.....those were the days...yes they were...

Bigus Dickus said...

If anyone can tell me who the current Premier League manager is playing for City in the video I will send them a NY Canries t-shirt. Also there is a current Premier League number 2 scoring. Who is he?

Lingering Bursitis said...

I sussed 'em both but I shall refrain from ruining the contest.

Lingering Bursitis said...

Ah fuck it, I want a free t-shirt.

#1 - Gary Megson
#2 - Mark Bowen


WIN

Bigus Dickus said...

Ok. Well done LIverfourth. You won a NY Canaries t-shirt.

One more up for grabs. This one is harder. Also featured in the video is a Norwich player who was born in Ip....Ip.....Ip.....you know where. He played for the England B team and later played for Montserrat. When he retired he went back to IP...IP..that place and opened a restaurant.

Good luck.

The NY Kid said...

It's a Bramble, isn't it?

Bigus Dickus said...

No. Not a bramble. No one who actually played for IP..IP..IP...Them is allowed to play for us. Joe Royal was an exception to the rule. Fat T@#t.

Bramble would actually make our defence look good.

Try again NY Kid.

Mike Georger said...

is it ruel fox? i dont remember when he left for newcastle, couldve been like 93 or earlier though

Bigus Dickus said...

Yes Mike it is indeed Ruel Fox!! Well done. Email me at info@nycanaries.com and I'll send you a t-shirt.

He is currently the manager of Montserrat!

Bigus Dickus said...

Yes Mike it is indeed Ruel Fox!! Well done. Email me at info@nycanaries.com and I'll send you a t-shirt.

He is currently the manager of Montserrat!

Mike Georger said...

seriously?

Bigus Dickus said...

Absolutely Mike....

It's our famous NY Canries t-shirt.woooooooo.