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December 2019

The Football Pitch that Dad Built (continued) At last they arrived. Dad unwrapped the parcel and unravelled the nets. He stretched them between his vice like hands testing their strength and smiling his approval. Eventually the bright orange nets hung over the posts. He put the ball down, took three paces back ran… and then…thump! […]

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May 2017

From “The Goals of Bingo Boot” by Allan Ahlberg The Devil sat in his chairman’s chair And spoke in Bingo’s ear ‘I’ve pulled a few strings, I must confess, To arrange your transfer here. For we’ve got this little match, y’see (And I’ve got this little bet) Away to The Heavenly City And we’ve never […]

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A Mixed Bag

Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs, That on a wild secluded scene impress Thoughts of more deep seclusion; and connect The landscape with the quiet of the sky. William Wordsworth (from “Lines composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey: 1803) Wednesday 31st July 2013 Westerby Challenge Cup k.o.:- 7.30pm Coalville Town     […]

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