|Norwich City and their attendance's|
at 17:18 30 Apr 2013
Norwich fans are massively proud of their attendances, too proud frankly. There was actually a cheer for their attendance last night, a cheer!
If all a club has got to brag about is attendances it shows how small time a club they really are.
Attendances do not win trophies or Newcastle would be a lot more successful and Norwich still wouldn't register, their attendances are on the medium side.
Why do Norwich revere them so much? I think it's chip on their shoulder syndrome, it's because they're bigger than ours and that's something to be proud of, their attendances are higher than their more successful rivals.
That's the sad reality, they're like the little brother who runs home to tell their big brother how well they've done. It's little man syndrome because in most regards they're inferior to us.
EDIT: Historically this is true, everyone knows it including them.
Promotion to the Premier League thus hopping on the gravy train has taken them forward as a club and in current condition they've overtaken us in many facets.
EDIT: This too is a fact and obviously it's annoying but c'est la vie, it happens. They're enjoying their time and why shouldn't they?
Frankly they're lucky we've had so many play-off failures or the gulf between our two clubs would be vast.
EDIT: Countless play-off failures have cost Ipswich hundreds of millions in lost revenue, our plight in recent years are symptoms of this failure. Looking at clubs like Portsmouth though, it could be 10 times worse!
Norwich's small portion of recent success has taken them above us and in terms of infrastructure for the first time in around 20 years so they're bound to be gleeful but we'll usurp them again in the future. Football is cyclical. They should know more than more most just how quickly footballing fortunes can change. They were in League One not long ago.
Watching the Budgies get c0cky amuses me, the more naively arrogant they become, the more hilarious it will be when they come crashing back down to reality. The law of sods suggests that will be sooner rather than later given their current position.
EDIT: While it's fanciful thinking Norwich will be relegated this season, I'd suggest it's a good outside bet that they could still be dragged in and crash to relegation. You'll earn some useful money should it happen, unlikely as it may seem with Wigan meandering over the pit of oblivion, stranger things have of course happened though.
[Post edited 30 Apr 20:17]