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Put your hand in your pocket do what you’re told?
We’ve all taken orders like these
Even now when it’s tight and the indoor’s cash flow
Can get stretched by the price of a brief.
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Travelling Scousers paid fifty-one quid
To cheer on their La’s v The Manc’s
Prawn sandwich brigade even swerved season tickets
As a price out of order? Saying sorry you Yank’s but no thanks.
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Our allies in Dortmund have set an example
In the ongoing battle v cost
By refusing to pay OTT and travel to Schalke
Times fifteen hundred, so a right load of gate gelt was lost.
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Schalke fans questioning an increase, as you should do
During a recent club/fan tete a tete
Were labelled by Felix Magath as a small group
“The Small Group” number three thousand members to date.
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Five an half quid for an hot dog,
Programmes at three quid a pop
I’ve seen mums and dads with the look of those eternally lost
As they check till receipts from club shop.
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With away ends stood empty as our TV screens show
Will clubs bite on the bullet and fold
Allowing fans to watch games for affordable dough
Bringing stay away punters back in from the cold?
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Or will telly provide what the working fan cannot
Now the gate tax is out of his league
Seems to me empty stadia’s a waste once a fortnight
But hey what do I know? Do clubs listen to punters like me?