I assume the "noisy lion" reference is a play on a lion's roar. I can't believe SamB is old enough to remember Rory the lion on the 1970s kids show 'Animal Kwakers'. Come to that I'm not sure anyone else will remember that...maybe it was all just a really weird dream.
Couldn't get the silly song out of my head last night, was even hummimg it at work today, very funny song
“ What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city. It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love"