Originally Posted by AndreBaker
Yeah, they were excellent. I think they sent back a couple hundred tickets but they were still brilliant regardless of that. The chants of 'que sera' outside Carra after the game were a bit galling, but we would have certainly done the same if we had won!
Our support was shit last night because there were too many young children who were were accompanied by their non-supporter parents. Tried getting a few chants going in the south stand (Jarrold) but people were only getting involved with 'on the ball city'. Norfolk people are generally very reserved, but last nights home atmosphere was crap. Villa deserved to go through because they had more spirit on the pitch and off it.
One of them was praising the length 'Paul Lambert's Claret & Blue Army' went on for. He might be exaggerating but he claimed nearly the entire stand at one point were doing it in unison for upwards of 15 minutes. I recall him saying the same when they played Blackburn away in the semi a couple of years back (when it was Martin O'Neill's Claret & Blue Army) when they got to Wembley but lost in the final.
Tbh I'd have expected them to out-sing you last night. Not as a knock against Norwich, but more the fact that a) they had 3000ish, b) tickets were cheaper and c) a more hardcore element were gonna travel as opposed to those making the league trip who probably will be a bit less vocal. Cup matches usually always ensure a good hardcore following since so many people will not bother with the game for a number of reasons (midweek, length of travel meaning trains after game are impossible). You'd have comfortably outsang them in the reverse fixture. Away fans have the benefit of being in one section so there's consistent noise, whereas home fans are spread around the ground and mixed between vocal supporters and as you said 'non-supporting folk' there simply to watch the game and join in sparesely song wise.