Sunday, 6 May 2012
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 ...............
Mick Channon was a lovely footballer for Norwich City. Though, quite rightly, he will always be more famous as a Southampton Saint, his input at Carrow Road between 1982 and 1985 was fun and effective. He was part of a Canary side that knew how to produce entertaining performances and the happy go lucky image of Channon added to the feel good factor around the club at the time. His crowning glory came in the League Cup Final victory against Sunderland.
During his Norwich days, he developed what would ultimately be a second sporting career. Mick had a love for horses and by being employed at City, it placed him within easy travelling distance of Newmarket. He opened a stud, and paved the way for what would later be a successful life as a race horse trainer.
This link http://www.mickchannon.tv/page/extras/football will take you to his web site, and in particular a collection of video clips from his life in soccer. As you would expect, many concern his exploits at Southampton or in an England shirt, but if you click on the one called The Village Green Club 1984, you will see some small footage of Channon playing, and scoring, for the Canaries. He also has some kind words for manager Ken Brown and the club in general, and you will see his famous wheeling arm celebration after he hits the back of the net. Dennis van Wijk also scores a cracker.
Take a look around this comprehensive site and you will see all of Mick Channon's achievements in horse racing. He has always been a winner, but has never lost sight of the fact that you can get where you want to be with a smile on your face.