From Norwich Evening News
LIONS' FANS DELIVER A VERBAL ONSLAUGHT LIKE NO OTHER
You often hear the saying that a noisy and passionate crowd can almost be as good as the team's 12th man.
And on that score, given that 25,000 supporters turn up at Carrow Road for every home game, plus virtually every ticket being snapped up for away games by those that follow the team on the road, it's safe to say that the Canaries are undoubtedly afforded that particular luxury.
But I've got to say that those 11,000 or so Millwall fans who were present at the New Den last week didn't half make a racket.
In any crowd, there's always the hard core noisy element that will remain vocal no matter what.
Then there are those who only tend to get animated depending on the circumstances of the game.
And finally there are those who prefer to absorb the atmosphere and generally keep their thoughts to themselves.
At Millwall, though, it seemed as though everyone was up for a verbal onslaught. At everything and anything. They reacted to every decision that didn't go their team's way as though it had just cost them their life's savings.
And the women and children were just as rowdy as the men!
There was no let-up for entire the duration of the game.
They'll never be as intimidating and as they were at the old Den, as I'm sure that anyone who played at that Godforsaken place, or anyone who was brave enough to stand in the away end there will probably testify. Once, during the 1984-85 season, I heard a really old woman come out with a mouthful of expletives that were so bad it was almost surreal.
Especially as a lad I presume was her young grandson was standing beside her at the time, nodding in approval!
But despite it being some 16 years since they moved to their new ground, they clearly haven't mellowed all that much!