It was snow joke for Manchester United on a winter’s day at Norwich City

Terry Bly (extreme left) scores the opening goal against Manchester United in January 1959. Picture:

Terry Bly (extreme left) scores the opening goal against Manchester United in January 1959. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

It's a rarity at this level that Norwich City games are postponed because of the weather – but the Beast from the East is far from normal.

The bad weather has affected games up and own the country, including City's scheduled trip to Barnsley.

There can be few arguments about that decision, but postponements don't always go down quite as well, particularly when teams and their followers have made the journey to a game only to be told they will be watching nothing more thrilling than a few ground staff with shovels.

Remember City's trip to Walsall in December, 2009? Those who got into the ground were greeted by the sight of braziers on the pitch... not surprisingly, it didn't work.

Then again, City caused one of the great FA Cup upsets in 1959 when they beat Matt Busby's Manchester United at a chilly Carrow Road. To jog a few memories, we dug into the archive to bring you City in the snow...

A snow-covered Carrow Road. Once that's cleared the undersoil heating does the rest. Picture: Nick B

A snow-covered Carrow Road. Once that's cleared the undersoil heating does the rest. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Archant © 2010


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Snow being brushed off the pitch at Carrow Road during a power cut in 2003. Picture: Archant

Snow being brushed off the pitch at Carrow Road during a power cut in 2003. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant Eastern Daily Press

(5of14) Pic for EDP Sport - A ball in the snow on the pitch at Carrow Road, during the power cut.Pic

(5of14) Pic for EDP Sport - A ball in the snow on the pitch at Carrow Road, during the power cut.Pic by Keiron Tovell.edp 6/1/03 - Credit: Archant Eastern Daily Press

Clearing snow from the Carrow Road pitch the day before a Second Division match against leaders Luto

Clearing snow from the Carrow Road pitch the day before a Second Division match against leaders Luton Town in December, 1981. Their efforts were rewarded, although City lost the game 3-1. Picture: Archant. - Credit: EDP Library/Archive

It's not always bad! Grant Holt celebrates in the snow after scoring City's second goal at Coventry'

It's not always bad! Grant Holt celebrates in the snow after scoring City's second goal at Coventry's Ricoh Arena in December, 2010. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Focus Images

The loneliness of the goalkeeper - John Ruddy 'warms up' in the snow at Coventry in December, 2010.

The loneliness of the goalkeeper - John Ruddy 'warms up' in the snow at Coventry in December, 2010. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Focus Images

Then caretaker manager Nigel Worthington issues instructions from the snow covered sidelines at Nott

Then caretaker manager Nigel Worthington issues instructions from the snow covered sidelines at Nottingham Forest in December 2001. Picture: EMPICS - Credit: EMPICS Sports Photo Agency

The bad weather has continued to take its toll on local sport. Picture: Archant

The bad weather has continued to take its toll on local sport. Picture: Archant - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Groundsmen work to clear the snow from Carrow Road in December, 1981. Picture: Archant

Groundsmen work to clear the snow from Carrow Road in December, 1981. Picture: Archant

Groundstaff at Walsall re-cover the pitch after the game against City in December, 2009, was called

Groundstaff at Walsall re-cover the pitch after the game against City in December, 2009, was called off. The braziers obviously didn't work then. Picture: PA - Credit: PA

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