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October 2020

Saturday Ritual It’s just a Saturday ritual my dear;So have no fearAnd let’s be clear,I’m not gallivanting,I’ve no bird in tow,Think of it moreLike I’m off to a show;I’ll be back before you know. And yes the pub is also partOf the ritual we must trek,But please take heartAs I never really notice,The barmaids so […]

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September 2020

“Soccer” by Derek Jensen The Beautiful Game, inflamer of passion, Maker of legends and timeless skill; The sport of the world, whether rich or poor.  From the packed dirt streets of Africa, To the green grass pitches in England, Is that matchless, extrordinary, game of games played.  It’s a game of running, yet not always all out. It’s a game […]

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August 2020

. . My Old Football You can keep your antique silver and your statuettes of bronze,Your curios and tapestries so fine,But of all your treasures rare there is nothing to compareWith this patched up, worn-out football pal o’ mine.Just a patched-up worn-out football, yet how it clings!I live again my happier days in thoughts that […]

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July 2020

Anfield Ices I have this little ice cream cart, it sits outside The KopYou can see me every matchday wearing my Liverpool topI call it Anfield Ices, the ice creams are really niceThey’re cool like our big centre half, Big Virg was worth his price. Some cones they do get broken, in the bin they […]

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June 2020

Football training Monday Practised heading the ball: Missed it – nutted the neighbours wall. . Tuesday Perfected my sideline throw: Fell in the mud – forgot to let go . Wednesday Worked on my penalty kick: A real bruiser – my toe met a brick. . Thursday Gained stamina – went for a jog: Ran […]

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May 2020

. Remember when we used to changeIn the back of a Triumph HeraldA lovely little motor carOwned by our goalie Gerald.In the boot he kept the corner flagsThe team kit and his bootsOur Sunday morning ritualFootball, and It’s grass roots.We could never use the dressing roomsThey were always out of orderWindows smashed, Showers wreckedThanks to […]

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April 2020

THEY’RE WEARING CRICKET PADS UP IN HEAVEN John J O’Connor 18th April 2020 “Why are you putting on cricket pads?”says God to old Saint Pete.“Cos Norman Hunter’s coming upand he’s dangerous with his feet. We’ll put him on Cloud number Sixwhere he can hang his England Caps on pegsthe cloud is already christened as‘ Norman […]

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March 2020

Dad stomped in, all grumpy and sore, He stamped his feet and slammed the door. He growled and grimaced and threw down his coat, And made funny noises down his throat. Then mum said kindly, “Don’t worry dear…” “United might still win again this year.” By Rachel Appleyard . Sunday 1st March 2020Austrian Bundesliga SK […]

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February 2020

Saturday 1st February 2020Sky Bet EFL League 2 Swindon Town 2 Eoin Doyle 20, Hallam Hope 45+2 Exeter City 1 Randell Williams 34 Referee:- Kevin Johnson. ……………………………………………Attendance:- 13,095Admission:- OMGDS £17.00 (£25). …………………………….Programme:- £3.00The last time I was at The County Ground was for a Premier League match in 1993. Swindon drew 2-2 that day with […]

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January 2020

The Football Pitch That dad Built (continued) Often the net broke, even with our shots, but it was worth spending time knotting the net together again just to see that one shot hit the top left hand corner leaving the goalie helpless just like Goal of the Month on Match of the Day. by Paul […]

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