BLACK MARKET SMILIES
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: On loan to WF for Xmas
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Re: Why be a real sport's fan when you can just...
Survived the dark days of the Hamilton era, the 'Worthy out' campaign, Peter the pointer's £5 million scottish jobber revolution, Roeder's loan fetish for other teams academy players and even Bryan Gunn's (once a legend, now tainted) deluded reign that nearly destroyed my club. Throughout the near six year Worthington reign I was a regular away follower and rarely saw us win away due to his attempts to play for a draw which usually lead to defeat. Kept going. Renewed my ST even when we were playing 'pump it to Earnshaw the midget lone striker'. Spent a fortune getting to games while exiled in Durham and now Leicestershire, despite often returning with very little to be positive about.
Seen us lose 6-0 away to Fulham on the last day of the 04-05 prem season when a win would have kept us up, thought that was bad. Then saw us lose 4-2 at Charlton on the last day of the 08-09 champs season when only a win would do, thought that was worse. Then I saw us lose 7-1 AT HOME to fucking Colchester United (and stayed until the end) on the opening day of the 09-10 league one season, thank fuck it didn't get worse than that!
Despite all of that I'm still a die hard Norwich supporter, because it's those moments which shape you as a football fan and make you appreciate the good times. If I hadn't stuck through all of that then I wouldn't have been able to fully enjoy or appreciate the suprise play-off surge in Spring 2002 where a bunch of reserve team misfits were only a few penalty kicks away from the prem, Hucks dragging us up in 03-04 as a one man team destroying an entire league (and still not getting division one POTS!), the resurgunce under Paul Lambert and the pure elation of back to back promotions.
It's all about the journey.