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November 2019

The Football Pitch that Dad Built (continued) . The goals we scored were okay, may even have been good, may occasionally have been brilliant but they were nothing compared to the goals they would have been with real nets. Following that path of the ball and seeing the net billow with the shot would always […]

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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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United Counties and Peterborough 2016

Each team would somehow pick itself No boys were left upon the shelf No substitution sulks or shame If you showed up you got a game. . Not 2-3-5 or 4-2-4 But 2-8-12 or even more Six centre forwards, five right wings Was just the normal run of things. . by Allan Ahlberg (1937 – […]

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