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We are not famous anymore.

Postby Green Boi » 04 Aug 2013, 08:57

Very interesting to listen a history of this song. When and which the reasons that it was created?
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Postby Sheepy » 04 Aug 2013, 12:23

It started as a song sung at us by opposition fans around the time of our first season in the Championship. It then became much more heard when we dropped into League One.

We then started singing it back at the other fans, because there is no bigger irony than going to a place like Stockport, who happen to have their biggest attendance in decades because they are playing Leeds United and then have that sung at us.

To sing it back, from at times a larger away contingent than what was in the home end was priceless.

League One was terrible, but you had to be there to witness some of the dark humour.
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Postby Malcolm Stark » 04 Aug 2013, 14:52

Quite agree with you there. NUFC are one of the clubs who've not yet played outside of the top two divs, but during the majority of the 91/92 season, we were stuck in the Second Division relegation zone, while you were winning the title.

At Portsmouth in late 91, we actually went bottom of the division, where it poured with rain for the whole game, and there's no cover at the away end, or there wasn't.

The humour during those dark years under Jim Smith and Ossie was as good as I've ever known, though.

When I go to the rare Premier League game nowadays, I'm thoroughly underwhelmed by the humourless, unimaginative chants we come out with. There was more atmosphere when St James's held 30-40,000, and the Leazes End was a roofed terrace, than in today's super stadium.

Irony and sporting success don't mix well.
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Postby NottinghamWhite » 04 Aug 2013, 15:02

Forest fans in their 3rd division days had the same sang at them. Never bothered me at least we were famous, not like the tin pot fans who sang it.
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Postby PockWhite » 18 Oct 2013, 05:08

They all know they miss us, they all know they want us back and yet they all hate us!
Love it!

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Postby NottinghamWhite » 18 Oct 2013, 07:58

Love it :D
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Postby 1964white » 18 Oct 2013, 11:38

Sheepy wrote:It started as a song sung at us by opposition fans around the time of our first season in the Championship. It then became much more heard when we dropped into League One.

We then started singing it back at the other fans, because there is no bigger irony than going to a place like Stockport, who happen to have their biggest attendance in decades because they are playing Leeds United and then have that sung at us.

To sing it back, from at times a larger away contingent than what was in the home end was priceless.

League One was terrible, but you had to be there to witness some of the dark humour.


I loved League One visiting grounds I'd never been to previously. We had heroes in our team we could relate to.
Our fans humour was on a much higher level at that time than nowadays where some of our songs are nothing short of despicable, oh & the football was much better even though we witnessed some shockers !
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Postby NottinghamWhite » 18 Oct 2013, 11:57

1964white wrote:
I loved League One visiting grounds I'd never been to previously.


I actually enjoyed those 3 seasons in a machosistic sort of way, I went to the following grounds.

Cheltenham
Crewe
Bristol Rovers, twice.
Walsall, twice.
Colchester, although had been there back in the 70's.
Orient, twice.
Brentford
Forest, obviously.
Pompey
Chester
Macclesfield
Barnet
York
Northampton
Millwall
Southampton
Wycombe
Southend
Peterborough
Port Vale
Oldham
Tranmere, twice.
MK Dons, twice.
Histon
Luton
Gillingham
Brighton, twice.

Pretty sure I'll have missed some out. Who can forget the camaraderie that we all felt at Tranmere that afternoon ? The grounds we visited like The Withdean and Kennilworth Road, as Sheepy said there was a lot of dark humour around at that time but for everyone's sanity it was probably for the best.
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Postby Malcolm Stark » 18 Oct 2013, 13:39

NottinghamWhite wrote:
1964white wrote:
I loved League One visiting grounds I'd never been to previously.


I actually enjoyed those 3 seasons in a machosistic sort of way, I went to the following grounds.

Cheltenham
Crewe
Bristol Rovers, twice.
Walsall, twice.
Colchester, although had been there back in the 70's.
Orient, twice.
Brentford
Forest, obviously.
Pompey
Chester
Macclesfield
Barnet
York
Northampton
Millwall
Southampton
Wycombe
Southend
Peterborough
Port Vale
Oldham
Tranmere, twice.
MK Dons, twice.
Histon
Luton
Gillingham
Brighton, twice.

Pretty sure I'll have missed some out. Who can forget the camaraderie that we all felt at Tranmere that afternoon ? The grounds we visited like The Withdean and Kennilworth Road, as Sheepy said there was a lot of dark humour around at that time but for everyone's sanity it was probably for the best.


Wow!!! That's a great effort. When I was an active fan, I always used to plan my itinerary at the start of the season, pinpointing big games where I would have to pull a sickie, or swap a shift to get by, but that pales into comparison with your commitment. Trouble is, with my job, the early starts and Saturday working, the train companies cancelling their midnight services, and the mortgage kicking in, you do have to sometimes step back and let the new people in, which is what I did. Hence the last Newcastle team I truly loved was the mid-90s team that I last watched regularly.
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Postby NottinghamWhite » 18 Oct 2013, 14:05

Thanks, the 1st season we were relegated to League 1 I think we all thought that everything was stacked against us a 15 points deduction, a chairman we hated and a manager we disliked probably as much. There was a real coming together between the fans and the players a camaraderie that I hadn't really experienced before. It was Us v Every Bugger from day one of the season at Tranmere, even with the points deduction we the fans thought we would still go up that season, little did we know eh!

This togetherness seemed to be winning games though and it wasn't until the Gillingham game that we were to drop our 1st points that season and that really only came about after 2 dubious dismissals for Beckford and Kandol. The ref after the game had to have a police escort to get back to the dressing room unluckily for him the entrance to which was in the corner by the stand that housed the Leeds fans. He was told in no uncertain terms what a crap job he had done and was showered with coins.

There was many low points in those 3 years Hereford away springs to mind and a 3-0 home beating by Swindon. The icing on the cake though was Histon away which was mine and many others point in all the time we had been supporting the club.
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