Clive Woods is one
of a small group of players to play for both Norwich City and Ipswich
Town (see also John Deehan
, Louie Donowa
, Andy Marshall
). A native of Norwich, he was only offered
a place in the Reserves on a trail basis by his hometeam side. He
had already had trials with Ipswich, Wolves and Scunthorpe and knew
that he was worthy of a proper contract. The Suffolk side eventually
signed him and from June 1969 to March 1980 he made 267 appearances
for Ipswich as a winger. Ipswich were one of England's leading sides
at that time and Clive gained valuable European experience. He was
named man of the match for his role in Ipswich's 1-0 FA Cup victory
over Arsenal in 1978.
Ipswich's signing of Kevin O'Callaghan seemed to indicate that Clive
was no longer required at Portman Road and so he hungrily accepted
offer to join Norwich City in
March 1980. He made 37 appearances for the Canaries scoring 4 goals.
He did not fit in with new manager Ken Brown's
vision of the City side and was released in 1982 on a free transfer.
He has since played amateur football in Norfolk for Newton Flotman,
Watton Town, Wroxham amd Diss Town Reserves.
Now retired from football, he works as a warehouse manager for a
Norwich electrical retailer.