No-one Loves It When You’re In The Danger Zone.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Even if your owner’s an eco millionaire
When the bubble bursts a bit you learn to fight despair
Remembering that months ago we had ourselves a time
Cheering dancing in the stands the champagne flowed like wine
We moved up another peg and fell behind so low
Shipping goals for fun it seems like there’s no tomorrow
Lost all our best players and some fans stayed away
We’re fighting hard to stay afloat up on Another Way
Hanging on for dear life until our form comes home
But no-one loves it when you’re down there in the danger zone

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Our winning coach forgot to wave as he slipped out the door
The new guy feels the pressure we’ve seen it all before
You cannot let the stress take hold belief can never stop
When you’re up with the big boys who’ve been there at the top
Some say the team ain’t good enough some say that we are lost
Some think we’re on a crisis course and wanna change the boss
Some say it’s lack of fitness or bad luck on the day
Survival is the goal right now re-group and find a way
Feels like we’ve had more injuries than we have ever known
But no-one loves to watch a team down in the danger zone

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 You keep the faith and passion through ev’ry new defeat
You keep on singing for the team and drumming to that beat
You keep believing we’ll be back to where we wanna be
And when we are the ‘stay-aways’ will roll on up you’ll see
I know that we can do it still of that I have no doubt
You have to stay strong in your heart when you are down and out
To be a fan brings ups and downs it’s something that you learn
And when we find our feet once more the good times will return
Cause everybody loves it when you’re up there at the top
For fans endure a crazy ride the passion never stops
It’s mighty strange this game we love this team we call our own
But no-one ever loves it when you’re in the danger zone



Adapted from , “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out”, almost exactly a hundred years on from when it was first written and sung by Jimmy Cox. Jimmy was an American vaudeville performer, and songwriter famous for his Roaring Twenties hit, “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out”, written in 1923. Jimmy Cox’s daughter, Gertrude “Baby” Cox, sang with Duke Ellington’s orchestra in 1928. The song been sung by so many down the years.

Poem refers to my little local club Forest Green making it to EFL League One from League Two and the National League in the space of five years and getting a massive reality check this season !

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/nobody-loves-it-when-youre-in-the-danger-zone/