`Your time will come'
This is the story of former Norwich City footballer Jeremy Goss. Gossy is, of course, most famous for the memorable goals he scored during the club's UEFA Cup campaign in 1993, as well as the part he played in Mike Walker's entertaining side. A competitive and hard-working midfielder, Gossy's football career reached its zenith with his home and away strikes against Bayern Munich during that UEFA Cup run, a BBC Goal of the Month award for his volley against Leeds United at Elland Road, and perhaps his own favourite footballing memory, the last goal scored in front of Liverpool's famous standing Kop in April 1994.
But his rise to national fame was hardly a sudden one. He'd been a Norwich City player for a decade before any of those goals were scored, and set an unofficial club record for the highest number of reserve team games played. Hard and difficult times in his life on either side of his `fifteen minutes of fame' make his story a compelling one - sometimes funny, occasionally frustrating and, on one occasion, touched by genuine personal heartbreak.
Edward Couzens-Lake is the author of many books on Norwich. A passionate supporter of Norwich City, he regularly contributes to the Canaries' official matchday programme as well as numerous other sporting and lifestyle publications. He also works as a feature writer and blogger for a number of traditional print and digital publications as well as working as a ghostwriter and broadcaster. Norfolk born and bred, he currently lives in reluctant exile near Chichester, but divides his time between Sussex and Norfolk.