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Wall of colour - Carrow Road sing your heart out

PUBLISHED: 20:10 10 April 2019 | UPDATED: 22:29 10 April 2019

The view of the mosaic at Carrow Road. Picture: Emily Smith

The view of the mosaic at Carrow Road. Picture: Emily Smith

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Norwich City fans heard the call to raise their voices and create four walls of noise against Reading.

About 7,000 pieces of card were put round Carrow Road. Picture: Mark RobertsonAbout 7,000 pieces of card were put round Carrow Road. Picture: Mark Robertson

As the players came out of the dressing room Carrow Road sung its heart out while displaying mosaic tiles to spell out support for the team.

The Canaries currently sit six points clear at the top of the Championship after starting their league run-in with a draw to Championship strugglers Reading.

In a bid to help shout, sing and scream City to the title, a campaign has been launched to encourage fans to help raise the roof in Norwich’s remaining home games, particularly at the River End stand.

The campaign launched by EDP and Norwich Evening News publishers Archant has the support of both the club and supporters’ group Along Come Norwich.

The River End. Picture: The Tweeting CanaryThe River End. Picture: The Tweeting Canary

The ‘Sing Up The River End’ campaign aims to boost the atmosphere even further around Carrow Road and replicate the amazing work carried out by Barclay End Norwich and Along Come Norwich in the Barclay stand this season, creating a buzz of noise and colour.

Ahead of the game, volunteers helped to put out thousands of green and yellow cards in the lower Barclay and lower Regency stands.

The cards spelt out ‘City’ and ‘OTBC’ and were held up when the players came out for kick off, creating a colourful spectacle at both ends of the ground.

Supporter Emily Smith said: “Great atmosphere at Carrow Road tonight. Come on you Yellows.”

Samantha Willmott, Nicola Harvey and Mark Woodcock from Norwich City's Community Sports Foundation help to lay out the coloured cards in the Regency Stand at Carrow Road. Picture: Neil DidsburySamantha Willmott, Nicola Harvey and Mark Woodcock from Norwich City's Community Sports Foundation help to lay out the coloured cards in the Regency Stand at Carrow Road. Picture: Neil Didsbury

And fan Salvana Difinizi said: “Wow, it is loud night, come on you yellows, one city strong.

David Powles, Editor of Archant publications The Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News, said that Archant was part of the drive to get the River End to sing up.

He said at kick-off: “I was blown away by the volume. It was great to see the whole ground come together with a fantastic chorus coming from the River End.

“The mosaics at either of the end of the stadium looked incredible and were a brilliant way to welcome our players.

The River End holding the tiles. Picture: Paddy DavittThe River End holding the tiles. Picture: Paddy Davitt

“We need to keep this atmosphere up till the end of the season.”

But the game was not easy, with Norwich going a goal down in the first half. Fans called on others to keep singing.

Daniel Greenleaf said: “Whilst we figure out what our Plan B is, could the Barclay please start a few songs. It is so quiet there.”

The support drove Norwich forward as in the last five minutes of the game City were able to score two in two minutes – but Reading equalised in the sixth minute of extra time.

One final push. One City Strong. Can Norwich City's stars gain promotion to the Premier League with the backing of the fans?  Picture: Neil DidsburyOne final push. One City Strong. Can Norwich City's stars gain promotion to the Premier League with the backing of the fans? Picture: Neil Didsbury

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