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,
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