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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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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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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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March 2016

They ran and shouted, ran and shot (At shooting they were not so hot) Pulled a sock up, rolled a sleeve And scored more goals than you’d believe . Slid and tackled, leapt and fell Dodged and dribbled, dived as well Headed, shouldered, elbowed, kneed And, half-time in the bushes peed. . With muddy shorts […]

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  On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer Much have I travell’d in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did […]

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