The new football fixtures for the 23/24 season get published this week.
I will be refreshing my phone repeatedly on Thursday at 9am to try and find out who Norwich are going to be playing, where and when.
New fixture day certainly breaks the boredom of the close season.
For me, it marks the point you can really start thinking about the new campaign.
Of course, this season, the East Anglian derby returns so I am most interested in the games against Ipswich Town.
Once the fixtures are published, I’ll pick up a new fixture card with all the details.
The cards have been regularly produced for many, many years.
The earliest one I’ve found is for the 1924/25 season (shown above). That year, the Canaries played in Division 3 South.
The season started with a reasonable 1-1 draw away at Plymouth Argyle and finished away at Brighton and Hove Albion with a 3-1 defeat.
A 12th place finish in the league was respectable for a club that was still relatively new to the Football League having joined in 1920/21.
Meanwhile, a brief cup run saw Norwich reach the 2nd round proper only to lose 4-0 at Notts County.
Lets hope 2023/24 turns out better.