Currently a successful
racehorse trainer, Mick spent the twilight of a successful footballing
career at Carrow Road from 1982 to 1985. His career included over
900 professional games (112 for Norwich) generating over 300 goals
(25 for Norwich) and 46 England caps (all before his move to Norfolk).
He began his career at Southampton turning professional in December
1965. 391 games for the Saints followed before a transfer to Manchester
City in July 1977. 72 games and twenty six months later, he returned
to Southampton where he added another 119 games to his tally. A
short spell with Caroline Hills FC in Hong Kong and a loan spell
at Newcastle preceded his move to Bristol Rovers in October 1982.
Two months later he was signed by Ken Brown
and he remained at Carrow Road until August
1985. In that spell was another appearance at Wembley as the Canaries
beat Sunderland 1-0 to win the 1985 Milk Cup Final. He returned
to the South Coast for a short spell at Portsmouth before briefly
joining Irish side Finn Harps. A true entertainer in every sense
of the world, Channon is most likely to be remembered for his windmilling
arm salute every time he scored.
According to Mike Davage's "Canaries Flown From The Nest" article
in the 1998/99 club handbook, Channon had trained 345 winners in
flat races at the start of the 1998 season. His best total was 74