Norwich City fans march to Carrow Road in powerful show of unity ahead of Sunderland game

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at the game. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

It was a spectacle that made you proud to be a Norwich City fan.

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at the game. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Ahead of the Canaries' first home game of the 2016/17 season against Sunderland, fans gathered on the city's Riverside with their yellow and green flags and banners to make an emotional march down to Carrow Road.

MORE: NCFC supporters call for help to create a 'carnival atmosphere' with banners and inflatable canariesBearing the banner One City Strong, the fans chanted and walked together in a powerful show of unity and support for Daniel Farke's side, which they are willing onto promotion this season.

The march from outside the Queen of Iceni pub in Norwich at 12.30pm on Sunday, August 13 was all part of a Norwich City supporters' group bid to create a 'carnival atmosphere' outside Carrow Road this afternoon.

It was prompted by comments about how quiet fans had become last season - and if the march was anything to go by, they certainly showed they have got plenty of voice.

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Jon Punt, from the supporters' website Along Come Norwich - which organised the march - said: 'I think we were overwhelmed by the response.'

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at the game. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

'We thought we might get 50 or 100 people behiind it but I didn't realise how far back the march went.'

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at the game. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

He said the march helped lift the atmosphere in the ground, even if going 1-0 down and eventually losing soured things

Mr Punt added: 'The club have been really open about the fact they haven't got a lot of money.

'A lot of what they're trying to do is about building unity and togetherness - that's what the march was all about.'

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at the game. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at the game. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at the game. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at the game. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at the game. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at the game. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at

Norwich City fans march to the ground with banners in an attempt to generate a better atmosphere at the game. Event organiser Any Lawn. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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