” it’s not like it used to be
not since I was a lad
the grounds got packed
now they don’t and that’s sad.
We’d all gather around the radio
hoping that we’d get a home draw
back then it was a big thing
now it’s on the telly what a bore.
The big clubs now don’t seem bothered
they turn out a weakened side
but in the sixties and seventies
players played with passion and pride.
The minnows versus the big fish
playing on pitches with a slope
while the underdogs got stuck in
the big boys struggled to cope.
Children running onto a muddy pitch
when the final whistle was blown
the days of the giant killers
before Sky T.V.and the mobile phone.
So let the Premier teams take it lightly
while the rest give it their all
and though it’s not like it used to be
it’s still a big part of English football. “