A regional daily newspaper has published a series of special supplements to mark the 20th anniversary of its local club’s Uefa Cup run.
The Archant-owned Eastern Daily Press produced three eight-page editions in its Pink Un title to mark Norwich City’s famous European adventure which saw them take on Vitesse Arnhem, Inter Milan and current Champions League holders Bayern Munich.
Editorial staff had appealed to readers for their memories of the campaign and the first supplement contained several fan pictures as well as a lowdown on the six matches City played during the cup run of 1993.
The second feature was dedicated to readers’ memories and pictures while the third centred on an interview by sports reporter Michael Bailey with the then manager Mike Walker, and an interview with Jeremy Goss, who scored an unforgettable volley in the win against Bayern Munich in Olympic Stadium.
A picture, taken by EDS photographer Simon Finlay, of that goal was used as a poster – and the iconic photo remains one of the most famous in the club’s history.
Chris Lakey, head of sport at Archant Norfolk, said the Canaries’ European adventure remains the greatest chapter in the club’s history.
“The Uefa Cup run of 1993 is remembered fondly by Norwich City fans and we thought it only right to mark its 20th anniversary,” he told HTFP.
“The images by our photographers capture the mood of the time, as do the supporters’ recollections of the games, home and away, against Vitesse Arnhem, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.
“Michael Bailey’s piece with the then manager, Mike Walker, is a terrific read. Hard work all round, but very enjoyable subject matter.”
The title also produced a number of videos, picture slideshows and further interviews for its website after such a positive response from supporters.