Big screen proves a big hit with Norwich City fans

The new big screen during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Ch

The new big screen during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

There are likely to be a few twists and turns this season as Norwich try to gain promotion back into the Premiership - but not all of them will be on the pitch.

The innovative new big screen at Carrow Road, the first rotating big screen in world football, has got Canaries fans into a spin since being unveiled before Saturday's opening home match of the season against Sheffield Wednesday.

The permanantely-fixed big screen, located in front of the Holiday Inn Hotel between the South Stand and the Barclay Stand, rotates from left to right, allowing spectators to enjoy video content, including highlights from previous matches, replays of City's goals and an exclusive pre-match show.

The screen, which has affectionately been dubbed 'Screeny McScreenface' by fans on social media, was one of the main points among supporters following Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Bristol City during which Jonny Howson's well-worked inner was replayed to the packed crowd.

Norwich supporters have taken to social media to express their opinions on the club's latest addition and a parody Twitter account for the screen has even been created, attracting over 100 followers in the space of a few days.

City's Head of Marketing Ed Guichard said he was 'delighted' with how the screen had gone down with fans.

He said: 'When you introduce new things like this to a football stadium you never know how its going to go down. But we're absolutely delighted, the fans have responded really well to it. It's the first of its kind which is absolutely fantastic for the club and our fans.'

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Twitter response

- Charles Coker (@Chazza454) tweeted: 'Great touch from #ncfc when big screen rotated to show replay of goal to Barclay!' ??

- Ffion Thomas ‏(@ffion_) tweeted: '@DK_NCFC I close my eyes and all I can see is the big screen turning slowly towards me GOAL GOAL GOAL.'

- Chris Moy ‏(@cmoy89) tweeted: 'Thoughts on tonight... City looked comfortable and slick. The big screen is the best addition of the summer #ncfc.'

- Tom Dunkley (‏@TomDunkley7) tweeted: '#NCFC win, a goal + the new big screen in action for the replays! What more could we want? Oh, more goals! #needastriker #No9.'

- Chris Goreham ‏(@CGoreham) tweeted: 'Big news from #ncfc tonight is that Jonny Howson missed the replay of his goal in the new big screen.'

- Tom Ramsay ‏(@tramsay14) tweeted: '#ncfc win. Frustrating as per, onto Sunday we go. But the big screen!! Wow #rotation.'

- Andrew Nickerson (@andrewnickerson) tweeted: 'I love love LOVE the big screen turning to replay the goal to the Barclay #ncfc

- Cory ‏(@iwritethings23) tweeted: 'Also, our big screen is cool. #NCFC'.

- J•A•C•K ‏(@JField97) tweeted: 'Quality finish from howson love the Barclays celebration to the replay on the big screen quality atmosphere #CanaryCall #OTBC #NCFC'.

- James Holland (‏@JimmyFraud) tweeted: 'First home game I've been to this season. Carrow Road really looking the part tonight. Winning helps and the big screen is quality #ncfc'.

- S_phie Leney ‏(@EihPos45) tweeted: 'Feeling so special @NorwichCityFC Thank you for the big screen rotation for #jonnyhowson 's goal replay #barclay #ncfc'.

- Michael Brigham ‏(@briglar) tweeted: 'Our big screen moves so much it just picked up 4 Pokemon in the first half. #ncfc'.

- Christopher Keeley ‏(@Keels811) tweeted: 'The big screen is #NCFC's best signing of the summer. I wonder if it can play up front too.'

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