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2015 Play-Off Final Middlesbrough v Norwich

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 As many of you will know
Norfolk is a long way from anywhere
Norwich City were thirty years away from Wembley
Before beating Ipswich over two legs took us back there

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 A Bank Holiday weekend, no question of what to do
No seaside trip, no dawdling around B & Q
Definitely no picnic.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 One hundred and twenty coaches were booked
With fans to queue at County Hall
People came in waves, determined to have a ball
Remembering ’59, ’85, Cardiff – we rolled back the years
Jester hats, billowing flags, loads of fans with green hair
The queue went back through Bracondale, into our city’s heart
What a day today is, this is just the start

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 We’ve all heard of Wembley
To generations it’s been just a place in history
Not somewhere on a map, not in our reality
So many fans now had the chance
To see for themselves, get their first glance

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Outside Wembley seems soulless and grey
Until it’s lit by those who have come for their day
Stewards go through the motions, looking quite bored
They come here to work, they’ve seen it before

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Inside Wembley it’s decent enough
Though I have to say, I didn’t feel the love
It’s smaller than I expected, seats miles from the pitch
The best views reserved, not for fans, but the rich

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The East side of Wembley turned yellow and green
We roared out our song as we welcomed our team
We scored two goals early, held on to our lead
Boro grew stronger but we didn’t concede
So we won a trophy and a Premier League place
Where teams rocket to glory or sink without trace
That day will live long, you mark my words
The prize overwhelming, for a team that came third

My first time at Wembley, old or new.

The fans were great, the match was surreal. The hype and hoo-ha of the build-up was all-consuming and immense. Wembley is but a blank canvas, it’s up to the fans to provide the colours, the noise, and to make the memories that will be held and passed through the generations. And we did

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/2015-play-off-final-middlesbrough-v-norwich/