1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 They fuelled our dreams
We filled their pockets
Our songs filled their stadiums
Built by big business backers

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 We watched them play with expensive toys
We paid to dress the same
Got by somehow while they filled their boots
We paid in terms of pain

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We supported them, full of hope
The stands were full each week
Now fans have had a bellyful
Times ahead look lean

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 We watch and wait for them to fall
Like newspapers, no longer worth picking up
Our eyes fill with tears
As we relinquish our first love



The ways in which our game has changed have been further highlighted at Manchester City, Newcastle and West Ham this week. Next week, it could be your club. Merely commodities – this weeks must-have trinket, next weeks landfill. Fans stand by and hope something survives.

Norwich City are seeking new investors after it was anounced that Andrew and Sharon Turner quit the board two weeks ago leaving a 2m shortfall in this seasons plans. Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones have plugged this gap with yet more of their own money. Why do they do it? Why do we do it? Time we got a life. Oh yeah, we did. It was called football. Now its called hyperbolic stressed-out cash-gorged disorder. Soap opera, with ball.

Never mind lads, we got the world cup qualifiers to look forward to this coming week!!!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/empty/