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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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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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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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Mid-December

This time of the year is spent in good cheer, And neighbors together do meet To sit by the fire, with friendly desire, Each other in love to greet; Old grudges forgot are put in the pot, All sorrows aside they lay; The old and the young doth carol this song To drive the cold […]

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