Norwich City fans cut holiday short to join in promotion joy

As the county recovers from an exciting week of celebrations following Norwich City's promotion to the Premier League, two Canaries fans have told how they cut their holiday in Ibiza short so that they could join in with the fun.

Adam Revell, 31, and Dom Miller, 24, were holidaying in the Playa D'en Bossa area of the Balearic island as Norwich City secured a place in the Premier League by beating Portsmouth 1-0 live on television.

Mr Revell and Mr Miller, both from Norwich, left behind the rest of their holiday group – Mr Revell's wife Sharon, 25, Mr Miller's girlfriend Emily Hibberd, 24, and their friends Laura Scholefield, 27, and David Green, 30 – who finished the rest of their one-week vacation as planned.

The six of them had watched the Portsmouth game together at The Big Ben Bar in Ibiza.

Mr Revell, an independent financial advisor, said: 'It is still quite early in the holiday season over there so we had to search high and low to find a bar that had English Sky Sports on.

'When we did they had something else on so had to ask but they were English who owned it so that helped us.

'Then oddly we saw another three Norwich fans in there so it was good, and you can't really grumble about celebrating promotion with a few beers in a bar in Ibiza!'

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The pair were then so keen to be a part of the celebrations that they each paid an extra 245 euros to fly home a day early to join in with the festivities at Saturday's match against Coventry City.

Mr Revell, a season-ticket holder in the lower tier of the Barclay Stand, added: 'The FA in their infinite wisdom had moved all the Championship games forward a day. Originally the last home match against Coventry was on the Sunday and we would have been home just in time.

'But it was brilliant, to be honest, we don't see promotions like this too often in Norwich, so I stayed in the ground until about 4pm on Saturday to really enjoy the celebrations.'

To see a video of the pair's excitement in the Ibiza bar when Simeon Jackson scored the goal that sealed the Canaries' return to the Premier League visit www.eveningnews24.co.uk

Have you celebrated Norwich City's promotion in an unusual way? Contact reporter David Freezer on 01603 772418 or email david.freezer@archant.co.uk

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