Tamworth v Norwich – FA Cup Third Round 2007

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Previously famous for the Tamworth Two
Whose bacon was saved by those who love pigs
Who will save City? The cute cuddly fans
Look fearful in yellow and green wigs

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Tamworth, the smallest club left in
Are called the Lambs but are not minted
When they found they’d be on TV
The pound signs flashed and glinted

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 They groaned when they drew City
A Championship club so boring
They’re from Norfolk, where is that anyway?
Not far from Sloley and Little Snoring

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Only 800 away fans expected
But millions in front of the telly
Many missed lunches due to early kick-off
Butterflies stir branflakes in Canary bellies

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 These teams kill giants, we’re of average height
And of a strangely nervous disposition
We should beat a team 78 places below
But fear an embarrassing public demolition

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Our defenders are often caught counting sheep
The manager is always bleating
Our Billy Bigtimes are camera shy
Ex-premiership stars ripe for defeating

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 We fear that the Lambs will give us the chop
Pull the wool right over our eyes
Of course, it could all turn out all right
Though the neutrals want us marmalised

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 ***

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 The game was played uphill and downhill
It went well and Norwich scored four
Tamworth were fighters but couldn’t overcome
To our surprise, we’re in the fourth round draw


After many early exits in the past decade, this qualifies as a Cup run!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/tamworth-v-norwich-fa-cup-third-round-2007/