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Access Success

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Imagine going to the match
Not being able to see a single kick of the game
Not being able to jump out of your seat
Would goal celebrations be the same?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Some follow the game by movement
Decode every song, every cheer
You can tell what’s going on all around you
Your mate commentates in your ear

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 You know when your team lose a goal
Sudden stillness gives it away
Do you watch the linesmans flag
Or rely on the whistle to detail play

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 We know it’s good just be to be there
A force like the rush of the sea
The feel of a pristine programme
The taste of the mushy peas

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The sight of a packed terrace choir
The sound of the ball hitting net
The smell of a sure victory
Sense of humour a worthwhile asset

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 It’s our senses that interpret football
Though it sometimes makes no sense at all

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Notes

The news that NCFC have increased capacity to 90 wheelchair users and 185 other disabled fans and introduced a dedicated audio service for visually impaired fans made me think about how we enjoy the game in different ways. Well done Norwich City in recognising the differing needs of supporters and giving everyone the opportunity to participate. They also have an away game bus with wheelchair access.

Not forgetting our ‘sixth sense’ that often comes on strong just before KO when you just KNOW what sort of result your team are about to serve up…

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/access-success/