Inflatable canaries, Armed Forces Day and hot Vimto - what’s happening at Norwich vs Sunderland (apart from football)

Canary crazy - inflatable canary on the roof of City Hall for the League Champions celebrations in 2

Canary crazy - inflatable canary on the roof of City Hall for the League Champions celebrations in 2004. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: EDP pics © 2004

There is a host of events taking place around Carrow Road tomorrow as Norwich City take on Sunderland.

As reported yesterday, 3,000 inflatable canaries will be given to young City fans and around 25,000 clap banners are also being given out.

The club said representatives from RAF Marham, as well as City fans in the Armed Forces would be given a guard of honour before the game and at half-time.

There will also be three guests from Norwich City's Community Hero initiative who will bring out the matchball.

Julie Lythgoe, who has worked for the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB) for 40 years and is now senior executive officer, is one of the three. Her father-in-law Derrick played for Norwich and scored twice in the 1962 League Cup final. Her brother-in-law also played for Norwich in the 1970s.

She will be joined by Mark Smith who is the NNAB's head of leisure services.

They will be joined by Canaries legend Jeremy Goss who is a fundraiser for the NNAB

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This newspaper will be giving out goody bags before the game for £1 with Saturday's paper, a bottle of water, a packet of Kettle Chips and chocolate.

The club has also emailed Norwich fans with a voucher for a free hot cup of Vimto which can be collected pitchside.

Norwich City on the box

Whatever the result on Saturday, Canaries fans won't have to wait for Match of the Day to get all the news, views and fallout from Carrow Road.

Mustard TV, owned by the publisher of this newspaper Archant, has launched a new show to bring you all of the reaction from Norwich City's home games.

Called '3 Up Front Matchday', it promises extended coverage of the post-match managers' press conferences, reaction from the fans, the view from the press box and analysis from some City legends.

The first show was broadcast on April 2 after City's last-gasp victory over relegation rivals Newcastle – and tomorrow it returns for the showdown with Sunderland.

Host Michael Bailey said: 'The Newcastle game was a fantastic match, a fantastic result – and what a fantastic atmosphere.

'I'm so pleased our show reflected the best of what the club and its fans are all about. Fingers crossed for an even better result – and show – tomorrow.'

Michael will be joined pitch-side by former Canaries star Darren Eadie for tomorrow's show – and Talk Norwich City's Jack Reeve will be there to tap into what the fans make of the match.

3 Up Front Matchday airs on Mustard TV tomorrow at 9pm. It will be repeated three times until 10.30pm and then again after Match of the Day until the early hours of Sunday.

Mustard TV is Norwich and Norfolk's local television channel, available on Freeview channel 7 and on Virgin channel 159.

Programmes can also be watched on demand via the Mustard website www.mustardtv.co.uk