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  • Profile picture of Emdad Rahman

    The first to strike gold in Europe
    Was that famous Black Pearl
    Fondly known as Benbarek
    To others the Moroccan Earl

    El Ouatane aged fourteen
    Honed the Black Pearl’s stealth
    Two Spanish titles for El […]

  • Profile picture of Kevin Halls

    He’s always feeling sick
    got pains in his head,
    constantly on edge
    nerves torn to a shred.
    His hair much greyer
    face ashen and pale,
    he’s smoking again
    drinking too much ale.
    He can’t get to sleep
    paces […]

  • Profile picture of Mike Bartram

    The truth we wanted, it was our demand.
    And justice its companion, hand in hand.
    The years rolled on, wasted with rage.
    Corruption and lies hogged centre stage.

    Eyes grew tired with grief, patience […]

  • Profile picture of Christian Wach

    Hi Graham – I’m really pleased to see that you’re annotating your poems verse-by-verse. Did you know you can also highlight a bit of text in a verse and comment on that? Hover over this comment to see what I highlighted.

  • Profile picture of Christian Wach

    Not forgetting folk hero Robin Friday who started a now commonplace trend by kissing a policeman after scoring against Rochdale in 1975

    “The policeman looked so cold and fed up standing there that I […]

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Yes. We played footy in the street, and Peter Lorimer (not me) broke the window-pane at number twenty-eight. Kenneth Wolstenholme was particularly impressed, and Leeds meet Chelsea in the semi-final.

     

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    Crispin Thomas commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Great imagery Alex…

     

    Playing in  the street….grumpy neighbours..I go back to my old fifties Wharfdale Street , just off the Ifield Road  sometimes  Alex.

    It’s barely a  bright  tennis ball’s throw from […]

  • Profile picture of Alex Saynor

    Under a canopy of unbroken cloud,
    across a junction over undropped kerbs
    with gates and hedges for goals
    and a wickedly uneven, improvised pitch,
    you appeared in an urban field of dreams
    arrayed on concrete […]

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    A touching tribute to a quaint old ground, with its compact pitch and small white gable.

  • Profile picture of John Oliver

    These Days……When football is not quite the same
    When football is much more than a game
    When football is not all that they claim……These […]

  • Profile picture of Rhys Owain Williams

    Swansea City vs. Wrexham, FAW Premier Cup Final,
    11th May 2005

    On your deathbed
    we stripped you –
    ripped out red plastic seats
    and advertisement boards
    like thieves
    stealing gold from fresh b […]

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    kevin halls commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Many thanks Graham pleased you enjoyed it.Had a great day yesterday at Wembley as we beat Oxford in Checkatrade Trophy Final.Okay not the biggest competition in football,but for us it is better than nowt.I was […]

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    Alex Saynor commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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    It’s the FA People’s Cup,
    but who can understand
    this affliction in the sun?

    Fair weather to me is a bitter breeze,
    high winds and a heavy squall,
    ice patches on fourth generation
    artificial surfaces, […]

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    Crispin Thomas commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Brilliant Graham , please feel free to do a cartwheel on my behalf.

  • Profile picture of Graham Salter

    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    The poetry of adversity. Flowers watered by our tears. Thanks for a great poem Kevin.

  • Profile picture of Graham Salter

    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    A wonderful poem. Profound and heartfelt.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Barry Hines’ story “A Kestrel for a Knave” was turned into a moving and powerful film. In one scene, the PE teacher (Brian Glover) intervenes in a muddy school game of football, takes the ball through, and […]

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Kun Aguero’s way of celebrating was to pretend to have a “punch-up” with the corner-flag.

  • Profile picture of Graham Salter

    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hull City manager Brown had kept his side on the pitch at half-time in order to berate them publicly. In a later match, against Manchester City, the Hull goal celebration was to re-enact the scene, with one of the […]

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