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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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January 2016

Picture this, you’re gazing down Upon that smoky factory town. Weaves of streets spread out, converge And from the houses boys emerge. . Boys in boots and boys in wellies Skinny boys and boys with bellies Tiny boys with untied laces Brainy boys with violin cases . The match was played to certain rules By […]

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Lumen Mundi

Y.. The Little Light There is a little light, A little light in your heart, A little light that has tremendous power If we allow, it can obliterate all darkness. That little light in your heart Let it shine. by Aufie Zophy (1964 – ) . . . Tuesday 7th January 2014 Calor Southern League […]

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Turkeys for Christmas

Talking Turkeys!! Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas Invite dem indoors fe sum greens Let dem eat cake and let dem partake In a plate of organic grown beans Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas And spare dem de cut of de knife Join Turkeys United and dey’ll be delighted An yu will […]

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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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Ragbag

Football can make you cry It can also bring you joy I’ve played and watched it As a man and a small boy. (from:- “A poem for Football Lovers” by Kevin Halls)   Monday 28th January 2013 Evo-Stik Southern League k.o.:- 7.45pm Premier Division Hitchin Town                   […]

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The Big Freeze

A biting cold gnawing at the bones Freezing the marrow at the source I dare to be so bold to wear a T-shirt               Body fluttering like a sparrow in the devil’s hour                 There is nothing like brisk air to shake […]

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