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Can’t Buy An Atmosphere

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 whatever happened to the man on the street

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 living on the edge and making ends meet

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 priced right out by the cost of a seat

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 no place here for the man on the street

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 long long ago we would value their worth

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 die-hard fans were the salt of the earth

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 buy what you like no-one seems to care

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 you still can’t buy an atmosphere

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 words of anger lost in a poem

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 but we all know where the game is goin’

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 suits for goalposts the corporate clans

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 dining in the places of the long gone fans

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 man on the street keeps struggling along

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 used to be a regular but that’s all gone

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 hard graft battlers grinding out a wage

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 no place here on football’s stage

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 I’ll tell you what happened to the man on the street

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 still on the edge and making ends meet

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 priced right out and looking elsewhere

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 now that they’ve destroyed our atmosphere

A few months back ,after massive train delays, I turned up at one minute past 3 without a ticket and a sign saying “True Blue needs a ticket2 .Kevin Raymond, who posts on here regularly, had tried really hard all day to find a mate with a spare and there’d been texting like crazy . Anyways, I managed at 3.05 to finally buy one off a lovely Jappanese lady with a spare for a business friend (surprise surprise). It was the Chelsea-Villa game earlier this season where Villa fans outsang three quarters of the Bridge with their prophetic chant (now common at 4 or 5 premiership grounds ) “Can’t Buy An Atmosphere” , thank God for the ex-Shed Matthew Harding faithful for keeping the noise flag flying in spite of the prices and the suits.
Meanwhile what of the so called Cup magic? Reduced prices more likely and still empty seats galore again at so many grounds this weekend , even for attractive David v Goliath Cup Ties. It’s ok if you’re top and blue chip but I still felt so pleased for Paul Ince , one of only 2 black managers as Macclesfield drove home heads high and half a mill better off.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/cant-buy-an-atmosphere/