Friday, 12 August 2011
Many felt that would be it for Mike Walker's side, but this game gave Norwich the opportunity to return to the top spot in the land. The video shows City at their best during that era, and most especially Mark Robins, who remains one of the sharpest strikers to ever wear the yellow shirt. He was in a barren spell before this game - he had not hit the net in seven games since a brace on the 12th of September 1992 had seen Norwich win 3-2 at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea. His hat-trick here was real quality and showed his perfect talents in and around the box.
Note also the splendid, precision pass from Ruel Fox for the second City goal which left the Oldham keeper marooned. Many other wingers would have pinned their ears back and run with the ball.
The footage of Canary fans flying to the north west of England via Monarch Airways is also interesting. And to think, many of those supporters will be in their late thirties/early forties now !
Let's dream that in a few weeks time, a few of them may once again be singing 'We are top of the league, I say, we are top of the league ...........'
My thanks to You Tube and the contributor who posted the clip