Oh the irony! This poem was written in 2004. I’m posting it in 2016, the season in which Claudio Ranieri has taken no-hopers, relegation-material, Leicester City to the Premiership title.
We’re only supporters so what would we know?
We follow the Chelsea wherever they go,
In good times and bad we are there in our blue
What we think won’t matter to people like you.
The money men rule and the fans are just pawns –
But this ain’t Man U and our badge ain’t got horns.
So maybe no trophies have lately been won,
Cos building success is not easily done.
Remember how Blackburn so rapidly fell
One season of glory and back in their shell.
We’re only supporters so why should you care
As long as the money is going to be there?
We don’t have a say, we just carry on cheering,
Whilst people like you carry on never hearing.
Don’t think we aren’t grateful for being mega rich
But what we love most is that team on the pitch,
The man in the dugout who came here from Rome
Who won all our hearts and made Chelsea his home.
He’s honest and true and a man of good grace
And faces the press with a smile on his face
But we’re only fans so we don’t have a right
To voice our opinions or put up a fight.
You do what you want and you say you’ve got reason,
To scrap a good man at the end of the season,
We’ve faith in our Claudio, so he should stay,
Remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day.
@ Carol Ann Wood
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