Norwich City 20/21 shirt

Grant Hanley match worn Norwich City 20/21 shirt

2020/21 was a record breaking season for the Canaries. They amassed a best ever 97 points in the Championship. They won the title 6 points clear of Watford and 10 ahead of 3rd placed Brentford.

It was their second Championship title in three seasons following on from the success of 2018/19.

It was also the fifth time winning the title at this level after successes in 1971/72, 1985/86 and 2003/04.

Norwich wore this impressive kit for just a single season. This Errea design provides a very respectful nod to the popular design worn in 2011/12 in a Premier League campaign.

It was the last time Errea produced the Norwich kit as they were replaced by Joma for the 2021/22 season after 10 seasons.

Behind Closed Doors

I think it will forever be disappointing that most of this season was played behind closed doors. Football operated under numerous Government restrictions imposed to manage the covid pandemic which meant no fans for most games. 

At Carrow Road, very limited crowds were present for 4 games only.

Just 1,000 fans against Preston North End. 2,000 for the games with Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City. 

I was lucky enough to see the games against Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff City.

Whilst the matches were entertaining the experience of going was awful.

It was so different from a normal match day.

No traffic getting to the game. Super easy to park. No crowds walking to the game. Lots of ID and vaccination checks before getting into the stadium. Having to sit on your own well away from everyone else. Wearing a mask for the afternoon.

I’m so glad those times are over.

Lifting the Trophy at Oakwell

Grant Hanley wore this particular shirt in the final game of the 20/21 season at Barnsley; a 2-2 draw. 

After the match, Hanley lifted the Championship trophy in the centre circle of the Oakwell pitch.

At that moment, everything was good in the world and, for me, this shirt has a direct connection to a wonderful, rare moment of success in the club’s history.

More shirts and programmes

You can see more shirts from 20/21 here. Most but not all clubs published programmes for this season. You can see the 20/21 programmes here.