It’s Raining Clappers…

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “The Premier League – the land of milk and honey
Oh, how happy we would be to grab all that money”

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Norwich v WBA – another ‘must win’ game, no, a we really ‘MUST win’ game…(we lost)

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Saturday was toxic
No longer us against the world
But fans against player
Players against fans: against all odds
Everyone against the manager
He was up against the wall

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A soft goal conceded
Hughton changed nothing – nothing changed
The fans would take no more
The thread snapped, Hughton was shown the door

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 There’s an old saying
“don’t give them a stick to beat you with’

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The club issued fans with ‘clappers’
With instructions to get behind the team
Hughton got one round the head
Our nightmare ended his dream



The timing of Hughtons dismissal may seem bizarre to those outside Carrow Road. To NCFC fans, it’s freedom from a miserable two seasons of negativity. His tactics stifled every last ounce of belief and ability from the players and they became frustrated shadows. They withered, not flourished.

The behaviour of our fans on Saturday is something to forget, not our finest hour, but it was the culmination of many months of matters getting worse. John Ruddy and Russell Martin took issue with abuse from the fans and retaliated. These two men are players who have never let the club or its fans down and they are considered to be reasonable,articulate,intelligent and personable people. It was clear that the situation could not continue.

McNally, our CEO, had an angry verbal altercation with a fan at half-time; the booing and jeering at full-time was the loudest I have heard in my 37 years of match attendance. The ‘clappers’
silently mocked us, representing the depths we had reached in the name of manufacturing entertainment where there was none.

I welcome the appointment of Neil Adams. He is a club man, having served 20 years as player, local radio summariser and coach. He’s a no-nonsense, calm perceptive Northerner with a sense of humour and a will to win. A leader and expert penalty taker on the pitch and a motivational figure off it. He will want his squad to enjoy playing in the Premiership – he knows that it is an honour and a privilege to play in a Norwich shirt and anyone who does not believe that will not be doing so.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/its-raining-clappers/