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Discussion in 'Norwich City' started by Forgot_My_Lines, Aug 11, 2015.
I thought he had retired when he signed for us
Ben Kensall has left to "pursue other ventures", He did a lot of good for us but was culpable for two major errors. The membership scheme and the BK8 fiasco.
Just a casual 3 crossbar hits
I think the artificial pitch helps with the crossbar hits
Chris Goreham posed a question on twitter: Best Norwich XI with only 1 player allowed per country. His effort:
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No Martin Peters!!!
Greatest player to pull on yellow and green
Yes I was thinking that and Duncan Forbes is another good shout
Bad luck for Onel.
Politics again interfering.
That's a real shame! After all that effort to be denied, must be gutting!
Read an article a few days ago, therefore unable to reference it, saying that "On the ball City" was written in the 1890's, cannot remember which year. Surely this can not be correct. The club was not formed until 1902. A club song written before the club existed?
Wikipedia says OTBC was in use by 1902, so I guess could have feasibly been written beforehand. There's nothing in the lyrics implying it was written with NCFC in mind. I know it's the oldest chant still in use.
Edit: The Guardian suggests it was written in the 1890s too: https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2016/may/06/the-joy-of-six-football-chants
"having been written in the 1890s by one Albert T Smith, as far as anyone can tell. Smith went on to become a director Norwich City when it was founded in 1902 and the club adopted the song, which had been originally written for a local team, possibly Norwich Teachers."
Coventry sing it too
Many years ago when I was studying to be a teacher, I had to sit in on a History lesson. The History teacher had found that NCFC had the oldest chant, and that OTBC had it's origins from medieval times. I'll try and see if I can contact him somehow and see if he still has the resources to send me.
I wonder if it originally had a rugby connection. Scrimmage, throw it in?
If I remember correctly, I think it originated from either a monastary or a convent
That makes sense. A significant proportion of season ticket holders have clearly taken vows of silence ...........
..and singing it became a habit.
Russ Martin ha officially got the managers job at Swansea. Hope this doesn’t affect Josh’s playing time at MK Dons