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Mike Pickering

Norwich Career: Loan (September 1983) (1 appearance)
Current Club: Retired
Date of Birth: 29/09/1956 
Nationality: English


Left midfielder Mike Pickering joined Norwich on loan in September 1983 from Sheffield Wednesday and made just one appearance as substitute. However what an appearance it was. Coming on as substitute for Dave Watson, he was part of a City side that pulled back from a 3-0 adverse scoreline at home to Manchester United to snatch a draw. Goalscorers that day being Dave Bennett, Mike Channon and Louie Donowa.

Mike began his career at Barnsley making 100 league appearances before joining Southampton in June 1977. After 44 games for the Saints, he returned to his native Yorkshire in October 1978 to play for Sheffield Wednesday. Although he made 110 league appearances for the Owls, he was never a regular and spent loan spells at San Diego Sockers, Norwich, Bradford City (4 games in November 1983) and Barnsley (3 games) before joining Rotherham United, another Yorkshire side, in January 1984. 102 games for Rotherham preceded a July 1986 transfer to York City for whom he made 32 league appearances. He finished his league career in Lancashire with Stockport County for whom he made 16 appearances in 1987. He drifted into amateur football with Hallam, Goole Town and Frickley Athletic.

According to an artice in the 15th January 2006 edition of The League Paper, Mike is working as an accounts development manager for a large brewery.

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