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However, the club was relegated to the Third Division at the end of the season.The club narrowly missed out on promotion under the guidance of manager Norman Low in the early 1950s, but following the return of Tom Parker as manager, Norwich finished bottom of the football league in the 1956–57 season.Norwich were also denied their first foray into Europe with the ban on English clubs after the Heysel Stadium disaster.

The inaugural match, held on 31 August 1935, against West Ham United, ended in a 4–3 victory to the home team and set a new record attendance of 29,779.

The biggest highlight of the following four seasons was the visit of King George VI to Carrow Road on 29 October 1938.

The club's original nickname was the Citizens, although this was superseded by 1907 by the more familiar Canaries after the club's chairman (who was a keen breeder of canaries) dubbed his boys 'The Canaries' and changing their strip to yellow and green.

During the First World War, with football suspended and facing spiralling debts, City went into voluntary liquidation on 10 December 1917.

Their top scorer that season was Mark Robins, who had been signed from Manchester United the previous summer.

The following season Norwich played in the UEFA Cup for the first time, losing in the third round to Inter Milan, but defeating Bayern Munich.

Winning 2–1, Norwich were the first British team to beat Bayern Munich in the Olympic Stadium.

Norwich began the 1994–95 season well, despite the pre-season loss of top scorer Chris Sutton to Blackburn Rovers for a national record £5million, and by Christmas they were seventh in the league and a UEFA Cup place was a realistic possibility.

Dallas is facing stiff competition to hold down a starting place and is into the final year of his deal at Leeds.

Christiansen said: “There’s a lot of competitiveness in the squad but I need a player like Stuart.”United have also parted company with midfielder Toumani Diagouara who has left the club by mutual consent.

Norwich had also been the beneficiaries of one of English football's first million-pound transfers when they sold striker Justin Fashanu to Nottingham Forest in August 1981.

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