There is a lot of fine Norwich City Football Club material on the internet and all free to be viewed. The problem is finding it in the first place. Sing Up The River End! will link you up with the best photographs and video clips on the world wide web ...............
This post will interest those readers who are, like me, fascinated by the pioneers of Norwich City Football Club. If you click on http://www.croydoncommon.com/ it will take you to a wonderful site dedicated to Croydon Common FC. They were members of the Southern League before World War One, crossing paths with us during the single seasons of 1909-1910 and 1914-15, when both clubs played in the First Division of the competition. I will do a 'Lost Opponents' feature on them in due course, but the reason I am so thrilled to have found this particular site is the fact that it contains some great old photographs of a number of players who played for Norwich as well as Croydon Common. The research has been nicely put together and is well worth a look around. I have added links below that will take you specifically to the items of Canaries/Citizens interest :
John Bowman was Norwich City's first professional manager. Nat Whittaker is also an interesting character - in his position of secretary of the Southern League, he was a keen supporter of getting City admitted to that league in the first place.
Pictures of Ernest Williamson and Sam Wolstenholme. Williamson was a goalkeeper and a great favourite at Norwich between 1923 and 1925. Wolstenholme had a short spell at Croydon before leaving their Nest and flying to ours !
Pictures of Sam Bacon and Percy Barnfather playing golf
Billy Bushell played 154 non Football League games for Norwich, a figure beaten only by Jock Mackenzie
A fantastic photograph of Norwich Reserves in action in 1911
More on Sam Bacon
More on William Bushell and Percy Barnfather
Here are the biographical links of ex Norwich players, including their full career statistics and additional information, some of which will be new to City supporters
For more information on Sam from Sing Up The River End! click on
Congratulations to the producer of this fine site - Croydon Common may have had a short history, but what story there is to tell has been done so quite splendidly.