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Carrow Road For All, For Ever

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I’ve never felt unwelcome
At my local football club
I’m a girl but still a person
I drink the beer and eat the grub
As a teenager in the ’70’s
I went to matches on my own
Betty-no-mates, yeah laugh at me
Yet I never felt alone
I tagged along with groups of kids
Accompanied by their dads
The only kinda ‘hassle’
Was a whistle from some lads
Friendly banter, simple days
We talked about the game
Football fans have many faces
Underneath we’re all the same
Nobody questioned why I liked football
Nobody said “but you’re a girl”
We like what we like because we do
Football, a language of the world

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Notes

NCFC has always had good numbers of female supporters, long before the days of Delia. I have a photograph, reproduced from a local newspaper, of my Nan and Granddad on the terraces at Carrow Road, this was 1920’s, plenty of females in evidence, all ages. The same is true today.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/carrow-road-for-all-for-ever/