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Norwich City fans on tour - pictures and video

PUBLISHED: 21:06 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 21:06 18 July 2018

Norwich fans Lilian Kemp and Brooke Simmons before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
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17/07/2018

Norwich fans Lilian Kemp and Brooke Simmons before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

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Over Land and Sea proclaims one of the Norwich City flags proudly flying at grounds on this German tour. Paddy Davitt caught up with the travelling support.

Delia Smith and many of the board were interested spectators on Tuesday at the Borussia Dortmund Under-23s and FC Union Berlin friendlies.

But there was another VIP lending her support to the Canaries many miles from Norfolk. City’s fan-of-the-year Lillian Kemp, alongside great granddaughter Brooke Simmons were part of the loyal travelling band who had made the trip.

“Russell (Martin) has just given me a cuddle and a kiss,” says the 88-year-old mother of five, as she watched Martin in action with Matt Gill’s youngsters in a thumping 6-0 cruise over the German powerhouses.

Norwich fan Billy Pointer during the friendly match at Kampfbahn Schwansbell, Lunen
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17/07/2018Norwich fan Billy Pointer during the friendly match at Kampfbahn Schwansbell, Lunen Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

“This is definitely not the first time I have followed Norwich abroad. Maybe five or six times. We came out for the Paderborn game and we leave on Friday. You have to see all the games. We will be going to Luton next week.

“We have to go home. We’ve seen all the friendlies so far.

“I bought the new shirt last week and when I decide on my favourite player I will get their name on the back.

Norwich fan Neville Townsend before the friendly match at Kampfbahn Schwansbell, Lunen
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17/07/2018Norwich fan Neville Townsend before the friendly match at Kampfbahn Schwansbell, Lunen Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

“I have supported the club since 1952. I have five children and they all follow Norwich as well. Where will we finish this season? Well, I would like to think we can finish at the top but let’s wait and see. You have to be optimistic.”

That passionate support for Lillian’s club has been passed on through the generations.

“I kind of fell in love with Norwich,” added Lillian’s great-granddaughter Brooke. “(Teemu) Pukki is going to be good. I like the way he has started. Hopefully we can be near the top, at least top six.”

Norwich fan Anita Byrne before the friendly match at Kampfbahn Schwansbell, Lunen
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17/07/2018Norwich fan Anita Byrne before the friendly match at Kampfbahn Schwansbell, Lunen Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

Billy Pointer was also taking in the action on a sweltering day at SV Lunen, wearing the new away top to add to his vast collection of City shirts that has featured on BBC Radio Norfolk’s The Scrimmage.

“This is my first away tour,” says Billy. “I’m a season ticket holder in the Lower Barclay for the past 10 years or so with my Dad, but , he couldn’t come. He has to work so I have to keep him updated. We flew out on Monday.

“We are here for the whole week. We’re probably going to do some tourist bits as well as watching the games, maybe go and have a look around Borussia Dortmund’s stadium.

Norwich fan David Powell before the friendly match at Kampfbahn Schwansbell, Lunen
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17/07/2018Norwich fan David Powell before the friendly match at Kampfbahn Schwansbell, Lunen Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

“I’ve got the new home strip as well and if the third one is a nice when it comes out I’ll get that one too.

“I like to watch Norwich away so this is just something different. Different atmosphere and I had never visited the country before.”

The traveling Norwich fans before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
17/07/2018The traveling Norwich fans before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

The traveling Norwich fans before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
17/07/2018The traveling Norwich fans before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

The traveling Norwich fans before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
17/07/2018The traveling Norwich fans before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

The traveling Norwich fans before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
17/07/2018The traveling Norwich fans before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

The traveling Norwich fans before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
17/07/2018The traveling Norwich fans before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

The traveling Norwich fans before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
17/07/2018The traveling Norwich fans before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

The traveling Norwich fans before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
17/07/2018The traveling Norwich fans before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

The traveling Norwich fans during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
17/07/2018The traveling Norwich fans during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

in action during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
17/07/2018The traveling Norwich fans during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
17/07/2018in action during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018The traveling Norwich fans during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

The traveling Norwich fans before the friendly match at Kampfbahn Schwansbell, Lunen
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
17/07/2018The traveling Norwich fans before the friendly match at Kampfbahn Schwansbell, Lunen Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

The traveling Norwich fans before the friendly match at Kampfbahn Schwansbell, Lunen
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
17/07/2018The traveling Norwich fans before the friendly match at Kampfbahn Schwansbell, Lunen Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

The traveling Norwich fans before the friendly match at Kampfbahn Schwansbell, Lunen
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
17/07/2018The traveling Norwich fans before the friendly match at Kampfbahn Schwansbell, Lunen Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

City fans enjoy the local hospitality before the Under-23s match against Borussia Dortmund Under-23s. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesCity fans enjoy the local hospitality before the Under-23s match against Borussia Dortmund Under-23s. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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