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A Mass of Mascots

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Well we’ve had some dreamers
And seen some screamers
(though not too many of late)
But tonight a new face will be unveiled
At Carrow Road with capacity gate

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 We’ve all heard the rumours
Speculation and murmurs
(gossip spreads faster than ‘flu)
We greet our arrival as our season derails
Well I don’t believe it, do you?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Let’s hear it for – “Aviva the Lemur”
New mascot to join our support team-ers
(he has big shiny green boots)
With a stonking great big stripey tail
And he eats mammals, insects and fruit

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 What’s that you say? Lemur!
From Fame Academy? No, that was Lemar
(we’re cutting edge round here)
We get our players from bargain rails
But mascots are far from rare

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 We’ve got a Canary, a Cat, and now a Lemur
admittedly better than a striker with a broken femur
(With no offence to our furry friends)
But we’d rather have goals! – points! – signings!
Once again the gloom descends

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Notes

With nearly as many mascots as first team players, things are looking real good here at Norwich City. Obviously our new sponsors want return for their investment but I somehow don’t see this quelling the current disquiet among fans. There’s talk about a ‘demonstration’ before tonights match against Palace. But that could turn out to be Delia with a new range of frying pans.

Anyway, what’s the betting that Aviva the Beaver didn’t make the shortlist?

Mascots –
a bit of fun?
an embarrassment?
good for fake furry head manufacturers?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-mass-of-mascots/