The inclusion of
David Jones in this database of former Canaries was questionable.
Although no-one can deny his contribution to the Norwich cause (132
games as centre-back from September 1975 to April 1980), his playing
career ended before 1980 which is my cut-off point. As he was on
the Norwich books through to April 1980, I have included him.
A Welsh international (8 caps), David's career came to a premature
end in May 1978 whilst representing Wales against England. Ligament
damage to his knee resulted in numerous operations and eventually
his early retirement. David had begun his professional career eight
years earlier joining Bournemouth from non-league Fareham Town in
1970. 134 games for the Cherries led to a transfer to Nottingham
Forest in 1974 but Brian Clough only gave him 36 games in which
to prove himself. Hence his move to Norwich in September 1975. After
his retirement, he moved into amateur football with Wroxham before
moving to the South Coast where he coached Bournemouth's youth team.
David coached Lymington and New Milton who won the Jewson Wessex
League in 1998/99. His side beat Wroxham 2-1 to win the Jewson Challenge
Shield in September 1999. David moved onto Bashley in June 2001.