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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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April 2018

Soccer . When I hear the whistle It’s like a cannon Giving the signal for the game to start A war between warriors With a victory on their mind With the aim of bypassing the keeper, Getting the ball inside the goal The ball touching the net Setting off the crowd Hearing the screams From […]

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March 2018

Everton supporters song from the 1960s . Bless ’em all Bless ’em all Bless ’em all The long and the short and the tall Bless wee Alex and Royston, too Bless all the boys that are playing in Blue Can you identify the two Everton players mentioned in the ditty? . . . Saturday 3rd […]

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January 2018

Football Haiku . Football teaches you teamwork; reaching goals in life by striving to win . Carolyn Brunelle . . .   Monday 1st January 2018 Sky-Bet EFL League Two Barnet 1 John Akinde 21, Swindon Town 2 Ellis Iandolo 18, Matt Preston 45+3, Referee:- Craig Hicks                 […]

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December 2017

Dream Football Dream Football is the harder game The grass is devilishly long And growing Fish appear in the trainers bucket Your mother has set up a small shop On the halfway line You are obliged to play in your underpants. by Allan Ahlberg (1937 – ) . . . Saturday 2nd December 2017 JD […]

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November 2017

Our Teacher’s A Football Fanatic . Our teacher’s a football fanatic. It’s all that he has on his mind. He listens to games on his headphones, and frets when his team is behind. . He jumps up and down with they’re winning. He screams when they fumble a pass. We know we’re supposed to be […]

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October 2017 and The Western Hop

Net to net rolls the ball with the feet fast they scroll the kicks find the bar too small too hard to score a goal! . Sweats it out the forward saves it tough the one at back like a fort he must guard not allow a crack! . On the grass no guide or […]

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September 2017

Why do you love football by Candy Simpson . Why do you love football? What do you see in it? Why not watch another sport Like Rugby, Golf, or Cricket? . Well let me answer that my friend And put your mind at rest I love the beautiful game Because it’s simply the best . […]

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August 2017

from “The Goals of Bingo Boot” by Allan Ahlberg . The fans in the stand went barmy City had won one-nil. The Devil stayed in his dugout Defeat was a bitter pill. Till God came along with an offer Quite genuine and real To forget their bet and agree instead On a little … transfer […]

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July 2017

from:- “The Goals of Bingo Boot” by Allan Ahlberg . Even God had a frown on his face And powerful reasons to pray. If I let this in, he told Himself There’ll be the Devil to pay. Now Bingo stepped up with the ball And placed it on the spot Stepped back, breathed deep, ran […]

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