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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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February 2019

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!” Loud mouth […]

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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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July 2018

Mud Football . After dividing ourselves And having dressed In near angelic whiteness Do we stroll upon the field We shout our guttural cries Ritual insults as required By the customs of the game The we gather to our respective sides And with a kick of pigskin We are off Flurries of muck Marking our […]

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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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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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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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February 2017

from:- “The Goals of Bingo Boot” And all the while in streets and parks On pitches large or small Without a proper pair of boots Sometimes without a ball! With tin cans in the clattering yard In weather cold or hot Young Bingo shimmied left and right And scored with every shot . His poor […]

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