Retro Football Tat: Norwich City Launch Their Very Own Official Club-Branded Pager, 1994/95 (Photo)

Chris Wright

10th, April 2018


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The 1994/95 season didn’t prove to be overly kind on Norwich City, who were relegated from the Premier League after finishing in the relegation zone despite being 7th in the table at Christmas time.

The Canaries bit the dust after winning just one of their final 20 league matches, while also bombing out of both the FA Cup and the League Cup at the fifth-round hurdle.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom at Carrow Road though, as the 94/95 campaign also saw club launch their very own officially branded pager…

Photo: Hive Mind

As well as being a stylish, cutting edge piece of technological gadgetry, the Canary Pager allowed Norwich fans to keep in touch one alphanumeric message at a time, and was free to order providing supporters were willing to pay the entirely reasonable monthly subscription fee of just £21.15.

Adjusted for inflation, that works out at roughly £40 in today’s money.


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  1. Jupes says:

    Er….Chris…a word. As a Norwich fan, I need to point out that it was actually our unfashionable neighbours Ipswich Town who finished ‘rock bottom’ of the Prem in 94/95. Leicester were also below us! Cruelly 4 teams were relegated that season to cut the 22 down to 20. Crystal Palace were the unfortunate additional team to fall…..

    • Chris Wright says:

      Ah, yes. Quite right. I remember Norwich finishing 20th but forgot that was the year the league got trimmed.

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