Come On My Yellows!
J decided many months ago that he was going to support Norwich City Football Club, despite our best efforts to turn him into a Seasider or Gunner he has stood firm. Afterall his favourite colour is green!
He has been desperate to go to a ‘real life’ match for ages now but the combination of price and not knowing if he would sit still for 90 minutes had stalled us taking him to Carrow Road.
On Monday his moment came – the Norwich Youth team had reached the final of the FA Youth Cup and tickets for the first leg were just £2. Norwich v Chelsea his excitement was unbearable!
The first 20 minutes of the game were spent answering questions about the ground and all the things he could see, the rest a running commentary of the game. He tried really hard to make out all the different chants and songs and kept us amused as he tried to join in – luckily the place was full of families so the language wasn’t too risky – “Come on my yellows” was my favourite!
With just a few minutes remaining of the match Norwich won a penalty, the middle photo above is his face after they scored it. I felt a little sorry for his teachers the following day as I know that’s all he talked about, he can’t wait for the final leg of the match now…although we won’t be going to Stamford Bridge to watch it
As he started to fall asleep in the taxi he was muttering to himself…Best Day Ever!