Page 1 of 1

Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 12:40 pm
by Barry_Chuckle
I see Norwich were given the Championship trophy yesterday at Villa park. What happened to the Football League wanting as many people as possible witnessing the lifting of the trophy?

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 12:55 pm
by Devils_Advocate
To be fair Villa have the highest attendances in the division so couldnt have picked a better place

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:02 pm
by FactualFrank
Devils_Advocate wrote:To be fair Villa have the highest attendances in the division so couldn't have picked a better place
They could have - Norwich.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:04 pm
by Rowls
I'll never forget that the Football League denied me the opportunity to see Burnley lifting that trophy.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:04 pm
by Barry_Chuckle
Devils_Advocate wrote:To be fair Villa have the highest attendances in the division so couldnt have picked a better place
Do you practice being a prat?

Villa fans had pretty much gone home and surely if the FL are to be believed, they are conscious that as many fans as possible, who support the team who have won the league should be given the opportunity to see their team lift the trophy.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:06 pm
by thatdberight
Barry_Chuckle wrote:I see Norwich were given the Championship trophy yesterday at Villa park. What happened to the Football League wanting as many people as possible witnessing the lifting of the trophy?
What do you think they should have done?

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:09 pm
by Rowls
Barry_Chuckle wrote:Villa fans had pretty much gone home and surely if the FL are to be believed, they are conscious that as many fans as possible, who support the team who have won the league should be given the opportunity to see their team lift the trophy.
Doesn't explain why they chose to deny 4,500 Burnley fans the opportunity.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:09 pm
by Rowls
thatdberight wrote:What do you think they should have done?
Sent the trophy to Middlesbrough "just in case"

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:10 pm
by Barry_Chuckle
thatdberight wrote:What do you think they should have done?
Exactly what they did to Burnley, they either want as many to see or they don't.

£27k in Carrow road today would be a good idea if their comments were true with Burnley.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:11 pm
by Rowls
It's reminiscent of Britain hiding it's valuable artwork in Derbyshire caves when we thought the Germans were going to invade

If you're worried about Burnley fans having the opportunity to see their side lift the Football League trophy send it somewhere nobody will be able to see it - Middlesbrough.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:12 pm
by Bosscat
They could waited a week and presented it at Norwich town hall....

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:13 pm
by Barry_Chuckle
Rowls wrote:Doesn't explain why they chose to deny 4,500 Burnley fans the opportunity.
Exactly Rowls, not seeing Burnley lift that trophy on the day took a shine of it for me. I wasn't able to make Burnley on a working day, I live too far away and therefore missed it altogether.

It stank at the time and has stunk every year since. If i remember correctly, weren't directors at Boro and Brighton in charge of the FL at the time?

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:13 pm
by Rowls
Barry_Chuckle wrote:Exactly what they did to Burnley, they either want as many to see or they don't.

£27k in Carrow road today would be a good idea if their comments were true with Burnley.
I wouldn't want them to treat other fans as shoddily as they treated us.

It was a disgraceful decision against us but the Norwich fans have every right to see their side lift the trophy.

It's a shame the Football League did not afford us that respect.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:14 pm
by Rowls
Barry_Chuckle wrote:Exactly Rowls, not seeing Burnley lift that trophy on the day took a shine of it for me. I wasn't able to make Burnley on a working day, I live too far away and therefore missed it altogether.

It stank at the time and has stunk every year since. If i remember correctly, weren't directors at Boro and Brighton in charge of the FL at the time?
Same for me.

It still rankles.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:18 pm
by Barry_Chuckle
Rowls wrote:I wouldn't want them to treat other fans as shoddily as they treated us.

It was a disgraceful decision against us but the Norwich fans have every right to see their side lift the trophy.

It's a shame the Football League did not afford us that respect.
Agreed again, I'm highlighting the inconsistency and fact that 2 people wanted to control things, resulting in thousands of Burnley fans and the team and management being denied the opportunity to lift the trophy at the end of the Charlton game.

Football should not evolve around egos, it should evolve around those fans who follow their team all over the country.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:26 pm
by 4:20
13115584-6994697-image-a-19_1557064694697.jpg
13115584-6994697-image-a-19_1557064694697.jpg (108.99 KiB) Viewed 2055 times
They should've set up the podium in front of the away support, a little bit of magic is lost when there's a couple of thousand empty seats behind and a few disinterested souls hanging about. When Burnley lifted the playoff trophy, they got it wrong too, THE moment of triumph as Caldwell raised the trophy in front of 30 odd thousand empty seats.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:53 pm
by Rowls
Although, in a roundabout way, the whole sorry saga did indirectly get me and my Dad on the telly...

Image

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:54 pm
by Rowls
Best. Day. Ever.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 2:53 pm
by Shore claret
Barry_Chuckle wrote:Do you practice being a prat?

Villa fans had pretty much gone home and surely if the FL are to be believed, they are conscious that as many fans as possible, who support the team who have won the league should be given the opportunity to see their team lift the trophy.
He doesnt need to practice he has it down down to a tee.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:13 pm
by JohnDearyMe
Rowls wrote:Best. Day. Ever.
Thoughts of that day are always guaranteed to bring a smile

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:23 pm
by Bullabill
Barry_Chuckle » .......

"It stank at the time and has stunk every year since."

Congratulations on stank/stunk Barry. I'm sure that if Spades reads your post she'll agree. --- There is yet hope!

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:24 pm
by edison
Rowls wrote:I wouldn't want them to treat other fans as shoddily as they treated us.

It was a disgraceful decision against us but the Norwich fans have every right to see their side lift the trophy.

It's a shame the Football League did not afford us that respect.
I agree - perhaps the FL realised they made a mistake with us.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:27 pm
by claret wizard
Barry_Chuckle wrote:Exactly Rowls, not seeing Burnley lift that trophy on the day took a shine of it for me. I wasn't able to make Burnley on a working day, I live too far away and therefore missed it altogether.
You missed nothing. It was a real shambles on the day. An hour long karaoke from Ali Campbell singing Burnley tunes, yes, really. The highlight was the booing of the FL geezer who rocked up to present the trophy. The balls up with Joey not having a medal. It was truly an awful evening.

The papers were full of Tom waving a blow up trophy, I think that was more of an embarrassment for football league than for us.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:44 pm
by Tall Paul
edison wrote:I agree - perhaps the FL realised they made a mistake with us.
They did, I'm fairly sure they said shortly afterwards that it wouldn't happen again.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:52 pm
by Spike
Not presenting the Trophy at the Valley was and still is unforgivable!

It was a nasty and dodgy decision one that defied logic and has never been repeated since!

No-one likes us but to openly show it brought shame on the Football League! Glad we left them behind

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:54 pm
by Herts Clarets
And to top it off, we have a manager who has gone 23 23 undefeated, won the league, won most games, joint top scorers and conceded the least. So they give manager of the year to a bloke who finishes third and loses in the play offs.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 4:50 pm
by claret59
There was some underlying reason that was used to justify this travesty of justice. Wasn't it supposed to be concern that Charlton fans would use the situation to draw attention to their plight at that time and cause problems? Never even likely to happen but even if it was the Cup should have been withheld for all possible winners not just Burnley. As it was it was taken up to Middlesbrough with the hope that it would be presented there.
A gross insult to our Club, not helped by the pathetic 'reasons' that they put forward to try and justify the insult. The only slight comfort is that it was a wasted journey taking it to Middlesbrough.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 5:02 pm
by Sean Dyche's Watch
claret wizard wrote:An hour long karaoke from Ali Campbell singing
I enjoyed it, I would never have thought I would sing Red Red Wine and I Can't Help Falling In Love With You outside the Town Hall, it was surreal.

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 5:04 pm
by Devils_Advocate
Get over it you big babies. You sound like a bunch whinging Chelsea fans

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 5:35 pm
by Paul Waine
Rowls wrote:Although, in a roundabout way, the whole sorry saga did indirectly get me and my Dad on the telly...

Image
My happy features in that .png too, Rowls.

UTC

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 5:48 pm
by MACCA
Rowls wrote:Although, in a roundabout way, the whole sorry saga did indirectly get me and my Dad on the telly...

Image
Your dads Piers Morgan?

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 10:47 pm
by Rick_Muller
Rowls wrote:Although, in a roundabout way, the whole sorry saga did indirectly get me and my Dad on the telly...

Image
My missus just asked me what I was doing there... apparently the chap in the pink is me... or at least my doppelgänger. I remember that day well too, I was in London but not at the game - remember seeing celebrations from our fans all over afterwards

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:36 pm
by Paul Waine
Rick_Muller wrote:My missus just asked me what I was doing there... apparently the chap in the pink is me... or at least my doppelgänger. I remember that day well too, I was in London but not at the game - remember seeing celebrations from our fans all over afterwards
I'd stick with yout story, Rick, unless your wife was with you "not at the game."

Re: Norwich and the trophy

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:55 pm
by Tricky Trevor
Has anybody who has seen “Mike Bassett, Football Manager” enjoyed the irony of the Norwich parade bus breaking down. One day Norwich will get a bus parade right.