Listen to legendary clips of Norwich City’s golden moments as they are immortalised in new exhibition

They are the moments that give every City fan goosebumps and are replayed again and again.

And now some of the most legendary sounds from Norwich City's history are being immortalised in an exhibit championing the art of the radio football commentator.

Radio 5 Live and BBC Local Radio have compiled an archive of one hundred memorable BBC radio football commentary clips for a permanent exhibit at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

Emotions evoked by Simeon Jackson's late winner to complete his hat-trick against Derby in April 2011 - a performance which all but secured promotion to the Premier League - may not need added gloss, but the animated commentary of BBC Radio Norfolk's Chris Goreham matched the enormity of the moment, earning it a place in the exhibit.

That 3-2 victory over The Rams, in which Mr Goreham commentated with former City midfielder and current academy coach Neil Adams, earned the lifelong Norwich fan one of two slots in the archive.


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As the dramatic season drew to a close, Mr Goreham echoed the feelings of the fans, saying 'we've had some dramatic finishes at Carrow Road this season - THAT takes the biscuit'.

Speaking after hearing the news of his place in the exhibit, Mr Goreham said: 'To be included and picked by fans is an honour, but those games were so great to commentate on, it was such a season for Norwich.

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'When those games come along it is a commentators dream, but you still have to find the right words in the moment.

'It was impossible for me to calm down though, for somebody who has supported Norwich for this long, calm probably is not the word. I have never seen a goal celebrated like that at Carrow Road.'

Mr Goreham and the promotion winning season appear again in the exhibit - Norwich City five times in total - with the April 21 victory over rivals Ipswich - a resounding 5-1.

That day the commentator summed it up by saying 'few things are sweeter than demolishing your local rival.'

Other audio clips to feature are taken from Canaries' legend of yesteryear, including the giant-killing team reaching the semi-finals of the 1959 FA Cup as a division three club, beating Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

That year is also memorable for the heroics of goalkeeper Ken Nethercott, who played on with a dislocated shoulder in the 1-1 quarter final draw against Sheffield United on February 28 that year - City went on to win the replay 3-2.

Commentator Alan Clarke, who died in 1969, is remembered for exclaiming 'what a night for Norwich. Boy oh boy!'

Also in the archive is a clip from the fabled night of October 19, 1993, when City legend Jeremy Goss stunned European giants Bayern Munich with a screaming 20-yard volley into the top left hand corner of the net, with Rob Hawthorne and Ron Jones on the radio mics.

Mr Goreham added: 'It is about getting across what it means to the fans, how it feels to be at Carrow Road when Norwich score a late winner.

'You would have to have a heart of stone to not get carried away sometimes, I think to be a local football commentator you have to be like that.

'You have to have a good idea of who is listening, what the fans want to get out of it. They are tuning in for the football not you.

'And you have an important job from that point of view, to get it across. You have to have an understanding of what it means to support the club.'

The exhibit opens in Manchester on July 6.

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