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.

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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.”

9 comments

  • For those of us who occasionally dwell at the N&N,Radio Norfolk is all that is available at the point of need.The internet costs.

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    Peter Watson

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • I noticed this story appeared under the 'other crime stories' banner. The commentaries aren't that bad are they?

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    Mikado Kember

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • Aah, now I understand what dragonfly meant. Having a slow brain day! Yes, I suppose we would prefer "home" commentary from away matches. Anyway, we Naaarfolk people might not understand the furrin accents from places like Newcastle, Liverpool or Yorkshire. Sorry, there are no Premiership clubs in Yorkshire..... The commentators could do the job "on the cheap" by going by motorbike and sharing a tent. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • and no need to try and interpret that strange drone that emanates from south suffolk ,ooh no wrong division !!!

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • They could save a lot of money by taking the away match commentaries from the local area .

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    dragonfly

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • careful Mikado Kember I got regulated for pointing out a similar story placement in crime .Ar-chant didnt like it and i was emailed only took them 5 weeks

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Dragonfly, if you were an away fan would you actually enjoy listening to Chris Goreham's commentary? I REALLY don't think so. I'm not sure what your definition of a lot of money is but I certainly think that Radio Norfolk can find enough to pay for a couple of hotel rooms (possibly) and some petrol. Norwich City are in the Premier League, not the Rymans, despite the attitude of some of the locals.

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    DocOhNo

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • I don't understand why people living outside of Norfolk can't listen to the games on BBC Norfolk via the internet. Just seems a bit selfish - what do they gain from not doing that?

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    MancCanary

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • MancCanary - its not BBC Norfolk's decision on broadcasting, the FA Prem Lge don't allow it. I agree though, not all NCFC fans live in Norfolk!

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    richard1

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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