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Football Club’s history captured with facts and trivia in London Underground art

PUBLISHED: 16:54 12 October 2018 | UPDATED: 20:21 12 October 2018

Michael Cochrane is the artist behind the poster. Picture: Tube Art

Michael Cochrane is the artist behind the poster. Picture: Tube Art

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The history of Norwich City Football Club has been captured in a unique piece of art.

A map has been created about the history of Norwich City. Picture: ArchantA map has been created about the history of Norwich City. Picture: Archant

Michael Cochrane has created a poster based on the London Underground map with each stop and line being replaced with facts and trivia about the Canaries.

Mr Cochrane, a Cardiff City fan, has been creating the maps for every club in the Premier League and Championship with each map taking more than 100 hours across six weeks to design and create.

He said: “I want people to be able to have something in their home that isn’t just commercialised stuff from a club shop.

“I came to Norwich when they played Cardiff last year at Carrow Road. The ground is very interesting, especially with the history of it.

“I was surprise when I travelled to Norwich how jam-packed the trains were with fans. Travelling in from North Walsham it was easy to see just how much support City has.

“I’ve found out interest facts about the club. I never knew about the 1959 FA Cup run and the original ground The Nest.”

He added: “Norfolk is a big county and Norwich has always had a big fan base. The more I read about The Nest, originally it was just scaffolding with people crammed all around it in the early 1900s.

“At one point there were 20,000 people in the ground and I couldn’t even imagine how they were able to fit that many people in.”

Norwich City fans will be annoyed to hear that the next team to have a map created is Ipswich Town.

Mr Cochrane, from Warrington, enjoys the quirks between the rival sides because of the distance between them.

He added: “Norwich is a long way away from Ipswich. Aston Villa is just over six miles from Birmingham City, Wolves is four miles from West Brom. So to drive 44 miles is quite the way for a derby.”

He went on: “Something a bit different are the colours of Norwich. Most are blue or red but City has the striking colours of yellow and green. Whether you are 20 or 70 there is something for everyone on it, With how many games a player has played or if they were in the promoted side.”

One of his best-selling tube maps is of Sheffield Wednesday.

For more information and to get the poster go to tubeart.co.uk

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