Jump to content
Sheva

Maurice Norman RIP

Recommended Posts

Maurice ( Monty ) Norman

Mainly known for his time with Spurs playing in their famous 60’s double winning team and England, has died.

From Mulbarton, where he learnt to play football on their common, he joined Norwich City, where he was an outstanding young Center back. 
 

If not for a serious injury would most probably have been in the England World Cup winning side of ‘66’.

Personally I’ve been told by former professionals, he was the best defender, if not player, ever to come from out of Norfolk.

I was told how as a very young player for Norwich res, he was playing against Chelsea, who’s Center forward was a lad called Bobby Smith. Both were extremely hard and neither backed down. Later they were both to sign for Spurs and won the double together, as well as play for England.

It was Montys ambition to play for a big London club, he did that, but he was a local boy, not best known to Norwich supporters, although one of the very best and a really nice man, a ‘gentle giant’.

RIP


 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-11475041/amp/Tottenham-legend-former-England-defender-Maurice-Norman-dies-aged-88.html

Edited by Sheva
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, nutty nigel said:

RIP Monty.

Before my time but revered by those who saw him play.

💛⚽💚

Indeed, a great player.

Only just within the compass of my memory. I remember him going to Spurs and in part exchange we got Johnny Gavin, my boyhood favourite player.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never saw him play but was revered in my family. He and Barry Bridges are two Norfolk lads who made the big time but today's generations will know little of them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, A Load of Squit said:

Some nice memories here.

https://www.where-are-they-now.co.uk/footballer/Norman+Maurice/3436

After his career ended through injury.

Became assistant manager of a London garage, and then opened a wool shop with his wife in Frinton-on-sea, worked as a landscape gardener in Suffolk,  retired living near Felixstowe.

 

 

 

Reading the posts and comparing players is a nice segway into a clip I found on Youtube. I remember the players and some became world renowned. But to be quite honest, the football would be considered awful nowadays. I guess we just enjoyed it for what it was.

https://youtu.be/R16iVR70hSA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Remember him well towering center half with a head of black curly hair

£12 a week during the season

£10 a week during the summer

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just before my time but has been said a man who has always been associated with Norwich City.

RIP Monty Norman.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, Myra Hawtree said:

Never forgot his Mulbarton roots despite moving to the big city.  One of the few local players to play for England.

RIP Monty.

Seven Norfolkians have played for England.

Just three from Norfolk have played for Norwich City & England.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, NewNestCarrow said:

Seven Norfolkians have played for England.

Just three from Norfolk have played for Norwich City & England.

Trying to think who they are, one is Danny Mills, any help with the others?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, dylanisabaddog said:

One of only 2 Norfolk born players to win the League and Cup double. 

Yet another retired footballer to suffer from dementia. 

Who is the other one?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, A Load of Squit said:

Seven Norfolkians have played for England.

Alf Kirchen

Maurice Norman

Danny Mills

Who are the other 4?

Just three from Norfolk have played for Norwich City & England.

Alf Kirchen

Maurice Norman

Danny Mills

What about Barry Bridges?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 28/11/2022 at 11:35, daly said:

 

 

 

 

7 minutes ago, A Load of Squit said:

3 more to get.

Chris Sutton

Edited by Sheva

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

55 minutes ago, horsefly said:

……’’Norman was then working as a farm hand but was able to pursue his footballing dreams thanks to a generous employer, who gave him time off to play. In 1998 he told the Eastern Daily Press: “There were times when I’d play for Norwich, miss the last bus back and have to walk the five miles back home. I’d be feeding pigs at midnight.”

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 29/11/2022 at 10:12, Sheva said:

Peter Simpson from Gorleston?

Didn't play for England. 

Trevor Whymark is one of the others but I'm stumped after that. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 29/11/2022 at 10:12, Sheva said:

Peter Simpson from Gorleston?

 

41 minutes ago, dylanisabaddog said:

Didn't play for England. 

Trevor Whymark is one of the others but I'm stumped after that. 

Peter Simpson was the other player who was born in Norfolk and won the double.

Seven Norfolkians have played for England.

Alf Kirchen

Maurice Norman

Danny Mills

Barry Bridges

Trevor Whymark

2 more to get.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, A Load of Squit said:

 

Peter Simpson was the other player who was born in Norfolk and won the double.

Seven Norfolkians have played for England.

Alf Kirchen

Maurice Norman

Danny Mills

Barry Bridges

Trevor Whymark

2 more to get.

 

The other two must have been a long time ago or I'm losing my marbles. Did Clive Woods play for England? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...