Norwich City Football Club are the Pride of East Anglia – at least if you stand in the northern half of the East.
The Canaries were formed in 1902, before becoming professional three years later, and have bounced about the football league ever since. They have won the League Cup twice (1962 and 1985), finished 3rd in the inaugural Premier League season and memorably became the first British team to beat Bayern Munich away the following season.
Before the start of every home game the fans proudly sing On the Ball City. It’s commonly regarded as the oldest football song in the world still in use, and it actually predates the club, Norwich fans having adopted it pretty much as soon as the club was formed.
The words have changed slightly down the years, but the version used today is:
Kick it off, throw it in, have a little scrimmage,
Keep it low, a splendid rush, bravo, win or die;
On the ball, City, never mind the danger,
Steady on, now’s your chance,
Hurrah! We’ve scored a goal.
City!, City!, City!
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