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April 2022

 My Old Football You can keep your antique silver and your statuettes of bronze, Your curios and tapestries so fine, But of all your treasures rare there is nothing to compare With this patched up, worn-out football pal o’ mine. Just a patched-up worn-out football, yet how it clings! I live again my happier days […]

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February 2022

Twice a week the winter thorough Here stood I to keep the goal: Football then was fighting sorrow For the young man’s soul. . Now in Maytime to the wicket Out I march with bat and pad: See the son of grief at cricket Trying to be glad. . Try I will; no harm in […]

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January 2022

The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And, sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; . Then took the other, just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, […]

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December 2021

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen […]

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November 2021

November No sun – no moon! No morn – no noon – No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day. No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member – No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! – November! […]

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September 2021

Relativity There was a young lady named Bright, Who travelled much faster than light, She Started one day In the relative way, And returned the previous night. by Arthur Barker . . . Wednesday 1st September 2021 Uhlsport United Counties League Premier Division South Northampton ON Cheneks 0 Bugbrooke St Michael’s 2 Daniel Porter 11, […]

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May 2021

Abou Ben Adhem Abou Ben Athen (may his tribe increase) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold:- Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence […]

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December 2020

Thanks Gran Loved the pink rose Scented bubble bath and Perfume, shame you forgot I’m your Grandson . by Paul Cookson . . Wednesday 2nd December 2020 Mid-Season Friendly Lakenheath 1 Josh James 25, Linton Granta 1 A Palmer 53, Referee:- Ade Copsey Attendance:- 54 Admission:- £2.00. Programme:- NONE Two teams, each with an iconic […]

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October 2019

The Football Posts that Dad Built (continued) . They took ages to arrive But we still played on the pitch Late on Summer nights And long on holiday afternoons, All the kids round our way bringing boots and trainers To try and score against my Dad. . By Paul Cookson (to be continued) . The […]

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August 2019

Touchline Shouting 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!” […]

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