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BBC Norfolk signs two-year Norwich City commentary deal – but Scrimmage is scrapped

PUBLISHED: 08:50 31 July 2012 | UPDATED: 09:17 31 July 2012

BBC Norfolk will broadcast Norwich City matches for the next two years. From left, Chris Goreham, Paul McVeigh and Rob Butler, with Phil Daley front.

BBC Norfolk will broadcast Norwich City matches for the next two years. From left, Chris Goreham, Paul McVeigh and Rob Butler, with Phil Daley front.

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Norwich City radio fanzine show The Scrimmage has been replaced on BBC Radio Norfolk, which will today announce a two-year extension to its deal to broadcast live commentary on Canaries matches.

The popular programme will be replaced by an hour-long helping of Paul McVeigh and Rob Butler at 6pm every Thursday, moving from their previous half-hour slot on Friday evenings.

McVeigh will also be the regular summariser alongside commentator Chris Goreham for City’s home and away matches next year.

Following each match, McVeigh and Butler will host the Canary Call phone-in show.

The regular match-day programme will next season be presented by Phil Daley, following Matt Gudgin’s decision to stand down from the weekends.

He will, however, continue to present the Drive Time weekday programme.

BBC Norfolk editor David Clayton said: “We’re delighted to continue bringing the excitement of Norwich City’s matches to our listeners through Chris Goreham’s commentary.

“We’ve enjoyed a long partnership with the club going back several decades through the highs and the lows.

“We know it will mean a lot to BBC Radio Norfolk’s listeners and the club’s fans to know there will be commentary on every match over the next two seasons.”

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