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Richard Symonds

Norwich Career: 1975-1983 (68 appearances)
Current Club: Retired
Date of Birth: 21.11.1959
Nationality: English


It says little for Richard's professional career that I cannot remember him as a Canary. I began following Norwich in 1980 and Richard's career spanned from 1978 to 1983 and resulted in 68 first team appearances, five of which were a substitute. He joined the club as a Associate Schoolboy in 1975. Another indication of his ability is that when granted a free transfer from Norwich, he did not move to another league club but rather joined Norfolk amateur side Poringland. In Richard's defence, it has to be said that Grimsby made an offer but that Richard rejected their terms.

Since his departure from Carrow Road, he had done the rounds of Norfolk's amateur sides playing with Watton and Dereham Hobbies before joining Thetford as Assistant Manager and then managing Dereham Hobbies. A left back, his man-to -man marking skills were especially admired by managers John Bond and Ken Brown.

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