For one Norwich City season-ticket holder, the decision to give it up to a Manchester United-supporting colleague backfired.

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Norwich South MP Simon Wright is still battling to overcome illness – and decided against spending two hours outside on a chilly Saturday evening watching the Canaries in a bid to aid his recovery.

But a bunged-up Mr Wright yesterday told of his anguish at missing a magical night at Carrow Road.

He said: “If you can believe it, I gave my season-ticket to one of my staff, who is a Manchester United fan. I could not believe I missed such an extraordinary game. I listened to it on the radio. My staff member has gone oddly quiet.”

Mr Wright said he wanted to shout when Anthony Pilkington scored for City, but he had lost his voice.

He said: “I certainly leapt in the air. It’s tremendous for the city. Since we’ve been in the Premier League it’s given a real lift to the profile of Norwich.

“When you see your team as one of the main stories in the sports reports in the Sunday newspapers and dominating the pages it gives you a real buzz, and the whole city and county can be very, very proud of the enormous success of our team over recent years. We’ve had some amazing results already this season.

“It’s quite difficult to believe we would have been in this situation three or four years ago. It’s absolutely incredible.”

17 comments

  • There is no way that I would loan my ticket to an opposition fan, especially a plastic Manyoo "supportrer" There are plenty of City fans who couldnt get seats, maybe he should have thought of them.

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    Abraham

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Are season tickets transferable?

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    Tudor Bushe

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Not to away fans.

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    Nicholas Mead

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • It's a clear breach of the ground regulations to have an away fan in a home area. I trust the club will be taking action against the individual season ticket holder concerned.

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    Nicholas Mead

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • They are Noah as long as you're transferring to someone in the same band - eg adult to adult is ok but not an adult going in on a children's ticket.

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    bica

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • It's a clear breach of the ground regulations to have an away fan in a home area. I trust the club will be taking action against the individual season ticket holder concerned.

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    Nicholas Mead

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • They are Noah as long as you're transferring to someone in the same band - eg adult to adult is ok but not an adult going in on a children's ticket.

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    bica

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Another example of decisions made by the Liberal Democrats

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    Rorping

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • Giving your ticket to an away fan so they can sit in the home end! What kind of a fan is Simon Wright?

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    Colin news

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • This is up there with the story about fog in one part of Norfolk. The EDP is possibly one of the few remaining sections of society that still loves the Liberals!

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    Jeffrey Osborne

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • In what way is this a decision that backfired? If the man is ill & wasn't going anyway , the fact that he gave his ticket to somebody else has no bearing whatsoever & is totally irrelevant. Another "non" story.

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    Tudor Bushe

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • So much for the home stands being for "home supporters only"....

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    bica

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Same old Liberalsalwaysmoaning

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    No to tory boy

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • This is news.....why?

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    Fox Moth

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • It's close run thing..IMO Simon Wright has been the worst mp ever to have been elected in Norwich...Ms Smith is close behind.

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    nrg

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Simon Wright MP is clearly abusing his season ticket by allowing an away supporter to sit in the home area in his absence, I hope the EEN will be informing NCFC of this abuse and ensuring that action is taken. No true fan would ever allow this to happen !

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    earth monkey

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Considering that the number of Simon Wright MP's questions to ministers and contributions to debates at the House of Commons are rated as "below average" by the website "They Work For You", it isn't only his Man U loving staff who has gone "oddly quiet". Well done Evening News for publishing one of the best non news stories of the year. Almost as good as strange light in night sky probably wasn't a UFO!

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    Red Steepler

    Monday, November 19, 2012

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