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Duncan Forbes

Norwich Career: 1968-2001 (357 appearances, 12 goals)
Current Club: Retired
Date of Birth: 19/06/1941
Nationality: Scottish


Scottish centre-half Duncan Forbes spent 33 years at Carrow Road - 13 as a player, 7 on the commercial staff and then 13 as Chief Scout. Although sacked in the 1995/96 season as part of City's cost-cutting exercises, Mike Walker recognised the need for a Chief Scout and re-appointed Duncan to his old position.

Duncan's professional career began at Colchester United in 1961 and he had played 270 times for the Layer Road side before Norwich signed him for £10,000 in September 1968. Forming a solid partnership with a variety of centre-halfs including Dave Stringer, Duncan made 357 appearances in Yellow and Green scoring twelve times and never being sent-off.

Temporary spells with Torquay United in 1976 and with Great Yarmouth Town and Diss Town as coach in 1981 briefly interrupted to his Norwich City employment. After retiring from first-team football, he became in charge of Club Canary which organised trips to away matches. He became Chief Scout in March 1988 and retired in May 2001, serving a total of 33 years at the club. His self-appointed replacement is Alan Wood

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