THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

19 April ~ A 17-year-old Norwich City fan has been called by the police after he spread photos of the club's new kit before its official launch. Chris Brown pulled the images of the strip from pages that were being updated on the club website. The Norwich season ticket holder apologised in an interview with the BBC, saying he "wouldn't ever want to hurt the club maliciously or spitefully". Norwich chief executive David McNally said the club has to take security breaches seriously: "We are the guardians of the football club whilst we're here, so we will protect our property." By the look of the official video to launch the kit, which features an enthusiastic Stephen Fry, the club's marketing team need all the help they can get.

Comments (7)
Comment by drew_whitworth 2012-04-19 13:39:19

Let me guess. It's yellow shirts and green shorts, right?

Comment by 1974ddr 2012-04-19 14:13:08

No spoiler alert? I was expecting blue shirts and white shorts! The official video is particularly lame though...

Comment by moocowe 2012-04-19 17:46:27

Yes this doesn't reflect well on City, particularly when it seems the guy didn't hack into the site to get the photos. The colour scheme is as expected. It's a new kit despite having a new kit for last season. The club says this is what big clubs do and we're a big club. I'd like to think we were brave enough to do different.
The only correct response to being asked what the new kit is like is 'overpriced and unnecessary'.

Comment by grippersi 2012-04-19 21:02:20

Little clubs do kit changes every season too. I think it's Walsall who have changed their home kit every season (including some radical re-designs such as red/white halves) for twenty years now, under Roy Whalley's executive leadership.

Comment by bangsection 2012-04-20 18:51:49

Which clubs DON'T change their strip every season? I thought it was just par for the course these days. But then I am a Walsall fan!

Comment by Adam Wilson 2012-04-22 16:16:40

if you think the Norwich kit launch video is bad, check out the one on You Tube for Ipswich's new kit!

Comment by michael.c 2012-04-26 15:17:19

He says he didn't hack the site and the club say he did; we shall have to wait and see if the police do anything. With regards to the video, I think that the idea of getting fans involved is a very good one, but last year's was brilliant.

Related articles

MacDou-GOAL! The Ted MacDougall story by Neil Vacher and Ted MacDougall
Pitch Publishing, £18.99Reviewed by Simon MelvilleFrom WSC 362, April 2017Buy this book Before Bournemouth’s ascent to the Premier...
Ipswich owner’s potential arrest clouds derby build-up
Brazilian police issue warrant for Marcus Evans’ arrest over Olympic ticket scam 20 August ~ Following an Ipswich v Norwich derby, the Suffolk...
Classic match ~ Arsenal 2-4 Norwich, 1992
30 April ~ Relegation-threatened Norwich could do with a repeat of their trip to Highbury on the opening day of the 1992-93 season when they visit...