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Norwich City fans can look forward to new book this summer which will lift the lid on some of club's past glories

PUBLISHED: 06:30 01 May 2012

Edward Couzens-Lake launches his Norwich City book at Pilch, Norwich, with (from left) Darren Huckerby, Iwan Roberts and Jeremy Goss.

Edward Couzens-Lake launches his Norwich City book at Pilch, Norwich, with (from left) Darren Huckerby, Iwan Roberts and Jeremy Goss.

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This weekend saw Norwich City play their 200th Premier League game against Liverpool, but fans will be able to reflect on the Canaries’ very first season in English football’s top tier in a new book to be published this summer.

The Canaries have followed back to back promotions since Paul Lambert took over with a successful season back in the Premier League which has seen the Canaries flirt with the top half of the table and won the club a whole host of admirers.

The last time Norwich City appeared in the top half of the Premier League was back in 1992/93 when City finished third and qualified for the Uefa Cup in the process.

And it is that most memorable of seasons which is to be captured in a new book, Fantasy Football, which is out in July and has been written by life-long City fan and author Edward Couzens-Lake.

Mr Couzens-Lake, whose first book ‘Norwich City Miscellany’ was published in 2010, said: “Fantasy Football is the reflection and look back at the 92/93 season-the first in the Premier League and the best ever, league wise, for Norwich, as we finished third.

“It includes new interviews with some of the players at the club at the time, Jerry Goss, Bryan Gunn, Darren Eadie and Ian Butterworth as examples, also Ed Balls MP and others, people involved at or with the club – including Andrew Neville, the club secretary at that time. They all look back at that period-the time leading up to it, the season itself, the period beyond including the European run.

“What made it special, what were the significant moments, people, matches-also little insights into how the club operated behind the scenes, as well as their experiences in the game before and after Norwich City.”

Mr Couzens-Lake, who has another book, Norwich City’s Greatest Games out in August, said the book also compares the game-then and now, how it was changed forever by the advent of Sky TV and how the influx of money meant that Norwich’s campaign that year was almost a “last hurrah” for the smaller clubs.

For more information about Fantasy Football or Norwich City’s Greatest Games, email old.harnser@gmail.com.

For 110 years The Evening News, EDP and sister papers have been reporting on the Canaries. And from the end of this month readers will be able to re-live the excitement of the great matches, the cup runs, the local derbies, the promotion celebrations and much more told in a new book Norwich City History As It Happened.

It costs £25 and is not available in shops. To subscribe, or to find out more log onto www.subscriptionsave.co.uk/ncfc.

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