Should On the Ball, City be sung slower? Here’s what it sounds like at half-speed

NCFC fans Jon Punt, left, and Andy Lawn are asking for the Carrow Road crowd to sing On the Ball Cit

NCFC fans Jon Punt, left, and Andy Lawn are asking for the Carrow Road crowd to sing On the Ball City slower.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Sing slow, sweet City fans – that is the plea being made to Canaries supporters ahead of this weekend's epic survival scrap against relegation rivals Sunderland. The videos below show the anthem at half-speed and normal speed.

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Norwich City supporters Jon Punt and Andy Lawn are part of a campaign to build the atmosphere at Carrow Road for the biggest game of the season by slowing down the vocals for the club's world-famous anthem On the Ball, City (OTBC).

EDP columnist Mr Punt, 37, who described it as 'our You'll Never Walk Alone', said the campaign was sparked by a debate on social media, and wants every fan to savour every single word when it is sung on Saturday.

The father-of-two from Cringleford said: 'It's to get people more involved. I remember when I started going to Carrow Road in the late 1980s, how it was sung with gusto and passion.

'There was a lot of people joining in and it reverberated around the whole ground.

'But now, because it's sung quite quickly it doesn't give the opportunity for as many people to join in.

'It's probably only the Barclay and the Snakepit that get involved at the moment but we're looking for all sides.

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'This is the oldest football song in recorded history and we should make it our own.'

Do you think City's spirits can be raised by the singing of the anthem on Saturday? Email peter.walsh@archant.co.uk