Remember the day Celtic fans launched a friendly invasion of Norwich?

Norwich City against Celtic at Carrow Road for Adam Drury's testimonial match.Photo by Simon Finlay

Norwich City against Celtic at Carrow Road for Adam Drury's testimonial match.Photo by Simon Finlay - Credit: Simon Finlay

Looking back at the last time Celtic were in the city.

Sure it's a grand old team bedad,

When you read its history,

It's enough to make your heart grow sad,

God bless them.


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We don't care if we win, lose or draw,

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Darn the hair do we care,

Because we only know that there's going to be a show,

And the Glasgow Celtic will be there.

- The Celtic Song

Norwich plays host to Glasgow Celtic tonight when the teams' Under-23s do battle in the Premier League International Cup.

Celtic fans are famous across the world – because you never have to look that far to find one. Their support is legendary – as witnessed by the city of Norwich back in May, 2012, when they turned the place yellow and green for the day.

The occasion was Adam Drury's testimonial match at Carrow Road, when Celtic made it a night to remember for the City legend – as did their fans.

Hours before they helped swell the match crowd to 18,000, Celtic fans were in the city.

The River Wensum proved a particular attraction for some who decided that taking a dip in Norfolk was an excellent way to warm-up for the game.

Most of the attention centred on the city's hostelries, and they gathered at the pubs and bars along Riverside and Prince of Wales Road.

It was a good natured visit from the Celtic army - who were able to see their old hero Paul Lambert managing the Norwich City side.

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