The board explained their calculations:
“Cup runs lead to relegations.
“Down Wembley Way, we fear to tread,
“Far safer to be 12th instead.”
So accept defeat, don’t make a fuss,
Hit reverse on the open top bus.
Forget those 45 years of hurt,
And fork out for your Wronga shirt.
Yet Milburn, Mitchell, Robledo and Crowe
Are etched in folklore, rightly so.
‘cept nowadays, ‘stabilitys’ a feat,
Though try putting ribbons on a balance sheet.
There’s a lack of class and a lack of soul.
Staying up is the only goal.
Still, profits rise as our hopes fall.
They take our cash and mock us all.