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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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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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April 2017

From:- “The Goals of Bingo Boot” by Allan Ahlberg . His goals in life were modest though He had no wish to be Sir Bingo Boot of Camden Town Or Bingo O.B.E. He loved his wife and family His Kiddies, Joyce and Jim He never went to see the King The King came to see […]

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March 2017

from:- “The Goals of Bingo Boot” by Allan Ahlberg And so the years went flying by In liniment and sweat Life was a great high-scoring game An ever bulging net And Arsenal won the cup and league Six seasons on the trot All on account of Bingo Boot And his most amazing shot. . But […]

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December 2016

The fans in the stand are silent You could hear the fall of a pin For the fabulous game just ended And the tale that’s about to begin. . From “The Goals of Billy Boot” by Allan Ahlberg (1937 – )   Saturday 3rd December 2016 Ryman Isthmian League Division 1 North Brightlingsea Regent 3 […]

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November 2016

In honour of my first visit to Larkhall Athletic, and in remembrance of fallen soldiers from The Great War, I re-produce this poem was which part of the official programme for their match against AFC Totton (see below). The Lark From Wrath-red dawn to wrath-red dawn The guns have brayed without abate; And now the […]

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October 2016

  The Assyrian came down like a wolf on the fold And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee (From “The Destruction of Sennacherib” by Lord Byron 1815)   Monday 3rd October 2016 […]

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