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August 2019

Touchline Shouting Touchline shouting, that’s all I ever hear, I’m so confused and filled with fear. I’m only ten years old and football should be fun, But with all this noise I don’t know which way to run. “Get back in defence!” my manager shouts. Dad shouts, “Get up front and deal with these louts!” […]

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June & July 2019

Soccer I always have liked soccer. Such a rough game. Such skills required. And popular. Hometown watching, on Sunday morning. When one day, I found that I needed to withdraw. It was the honourable thing to do. Herbert Nehrlich   Thursday 13th June 2019 (Ashbourne) Summer League Osmaston 8 Ricky Daly 18, 21, Bromley Simpson […]

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March 2018

Dream Football Dream Football is the harder game The grass is devilishly long And growing Fish appear in the trainer’s bucket Your mother has set upon a small shop On the halfway line You are obliged to play in your underpants. Allan Ahlberg (1937 – )  . Friday 1st March 2019 Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties […]

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January 2019

Football – The Most Beautiful Game . After stepping into the field there is no way out even before you start the game you hear the fans shout . The players then sings their anthem its football…… the most beautiful game….. . And when the whistle blows the crowd starts their roar in the 90 […]

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November 2018

How to Score Goals Approach with the ball Sudden Sound of bagpipes (For this you will need an accomplice) Goal . Approach with ball Plus cake Sing “Happy Birthday to you!” Invite goalie to blow his candles out etc. . Approach with ball Point skywards Say,”Oh look – a vulture!” (he will have forgotten the […]

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October 2018

How to Score Goals . (1) Approach with ball Point left Say, ‘Ooh, look – a bunny rabbit!’ Shoot right Goal . (2) Approach with ball point right Say ‘Ooh, look – a fiver!’ Shoot left Goal . (3) Approach with ball Say, ‘sorry about all this trickery I never saw any rabbit’ Offer to […]

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August 2018

Football Wedding Match . It’s a special day for us all We’ve been waiting till now To run with the ball Stood in the sidelines Cheering them on Wondering when the game would be won Now that it’s here we can hardly wait Crowds are here for this special date We’ve come to see the […]

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June 2018

A Hand in the Bird I am a maiden who is forty, And a maiden I shall stay. There are some who call me haughty, But I care not what they say. . I was running the tombola At our church bazaar today, And doing it with great gusto In my usual jolly way …. […]

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May 2018

The pitch upon the village green Still sparkles with its morning dew Except, that is, for one mysterious patch. We fasten Timmy’s dog lead to a bench. . Descending from a battered van The opposing team are not what we expect Older and scowling, oddly kitted out Their goalie has an eye patch and a […]

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February 2018

Who Kicked Cock Robin . Not I said the owl Gazing down sleepy eyed I’m not that kind of fowl And we’re on the same side . Not I said the bee Buzzing back to his hive Cock Robin kicked me And then took a dive. . Not I said the grub My excuse is […]

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