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Pete Raven, October 22, 2013 in Main Discussion - Norwich City
those filfthy blue scum are fortunate that during their "golden period " of the late 70''s-early 80''s ,they were allowed to compete in Europe.
during ours , of the mid 80''s to early 90''s , we could only compete once when it should have been many more.
I actually agree that what really amounts to one win in Munich is somewhat overhyped, considering it''s 20 years on and we got knocked out in the next round. No one really crows about our first round win in Arnhem...
However, the rest of the article is fairly pointless. Until I looked into it a couple of years ago, I had assumed that Ipswich had a footballing pedigree to rival the biggest clubs in the land due to the way they go on about it. What I discovered is that they''ve won 3 major trophies. We''ve won 2. No one will dispute that their UEFA and league successes are greater achievements, but really, they''re aren''t exactly Liverpool are they?!
They cling on to those successes as if it''s all that matters. The fact is that most of those successes are before many fans were even born and it is Norwich who last won a major trophy between the two clubs, in 1985.
The truth is that if you ask the majority of fans what they''d rather have, they''d prefer a vibrant club in the here and now. A club that is in the top flight, sells out every week, owns its own ground, is debt free, has international quality players on long-term contracts and operates at a profit, as opposed to a club that has spent over a decade in the wilderness, half-fills its ground, doesn''t own its ground and is in enormous debt to a supposed sugar-daddy who takes interest payments and increases the clubs debt to him every year.
Maybe Mr Tacket forgot about all of that!
Every week they have to watch us in the prem on MOTD, Sky and local news. Meanwhile they''re losing at home to the Burnley''s of this world. They can''t even compete properly in the Champs anymore and will find their level in league one sooner or later. The rich investor has become a mercenary embarrassment but they''re stuck with him. They''d probably struggle to find a fiver between ''em to wave at us should we ever play them in a cup tie. The town still stinks. The ground is always half empty. This piece about our 20 year celebration has to keep them warm through yet another hard, envious winter. I don''t begrudge them it.
[quote user="lappinitup"]Sports Desk Pete''s account has been hacked! [:O]I''ve started loads of binner threads in the past and every one has been moved to ''other football''. [8o|]I know it''s not him. [:)][/quote]
I think you are right as Lapp as I hear he now is called Digital Content Editor Pete at Archant Towers. [H]
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