Crispin Thomas published a poem on the site Football Poets 5 days, 14 hours ago
my first ever match
at the Bridge
I’m 10 in shorts and the Wolves are in town…
so what’s yours?
I recall that Saturday like yesterday
a steaming summer
our first home game in ‘58
and c […]
Alex Saynor published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 week, 1 day ago
Wanted man at Hounslow Central
Wanted man outside the Stoop
Wanted man on Chiswick High Road
Wanted man at Botanic Kew
Wanted man outside the Beehive
Wanted man in Osterley
Wherever you might look tonight […]
Crispin Thomas published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 week, 4 days ago
the greatest all time vegan team
from Man U Derby Forest Green
from Everton and Liverpool
from Spurs and Arsenal Chelsea too
from Birmingham to QPR
the greatest vegan team by far ,,,,,
Edwin Vanilla […]
Crispin Thomas commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 week, 5 days ago
Just beautiful imagery Alex…love your stuff….keep on..can’t remember where you live (probably not near ‘Arry in Poole lol) but we’ll have to get you up to Forest Green one day…
Would be great to meet up… […]
Alex Saynor published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 week, 5 days ago
What if we forgot to start pre-season,
found a training camp for enjoying time
above the crickets and distant fireflies?
What if we only started the season
to fulfil a contract? Where is the passion
Crispin Thomas published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 week, 6 days ago
a friend and I were talking
before the match last night
on language and behaviour
and stuff that we don’t like
on how we felt about it all
the things that we believe
to not be thought old fashioned
to n […]
S B Ingle published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 week, 6 days ago
We’re all going on a summer holiday
The football season has begun
It’s the Milk-League-Carling-EFL Cup
The chance for a decent cup run
Norwich City played pretty well
Scoring three goals in the first […]
Gacina Bozidar published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 weeks, 3 days ago
The ball from Manchester United
museum said to me
“What about you”
I have been here for years
The football player Fabregas
said he spoke to the ball
It is so EASY
He takes the penalty
saying to […]
Crispin Thomas published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 weeks, 4 days ago
this is when you pinch yourself
dust that scarf from off the shelf
we ain’t scared of no-one else
we are FGR
brand new season brand new era
can you feel it drawing nearer
see our vision growing […]
Crispin Thomas commented on a poem on Football Poets 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Great poem…keep on …I know the feeling!
S B Ingle published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 weeks, 5 days ago
In summer, a fan keeps you warm
A match, lights your barbecue
The ground is where you plant vegetables
The spot, is on your face, it grew
The ball, requires a DJ
A net, to protect soft fruit
Clik The Mouse commented on a poem on Football Poets 3 weeks ago
And more nonsense please!
I’ve always been a big fan of Eddie’s!
Clik the mouse published a poem on Football Poets 3 weeks ago
Laced up tight like a corset
And kicked, from Devon to Dorset
When can no longer be fully pumped
Gacina Bozidar published a poem on the site Football Poets 4 weeks ago
To be or not to be
for those sharing
A Hard Day’s Night
So why on earth
should I moan as
there is Wednesday football alone
Mike Bartram published a poem on the site Football Poets 4 weeks, 1 day ago
A plot of land that served them well.
But now LFC have decided to sell.
A training ground for many a year.
But an Academy move now is near.
The Melwood walls got a lot higher.
With added twists of barbed […]
Ianthe Exall published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 month ago
Watching the gulls all swooping around
Brought back the memories of some very strange words
That made us all think
Trying to find the real meaning
And connecting the link
To the sardines and […]
Eddie Gibbons published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 month, 1 week ago
First, you need a pen. But in order to get one
you’ll have to go down in the box
that you keep them in.
Next, you’ll need paper.
Not the back of that fag packet
that you scribbled next Saturday’s team on, n […]
Mike Bartram published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 month, 2 weeks ago
If you see a white feather floating by.
Coming from nowhere out of the sky.
Down from Heaven a feather to drift.
An Angel is near by, a loved ones gift.
Into the face of a child a feather blew.
Down from […]
The Belfast Boy, a player complete.
Had the football world at both feet.
Art like gift, born to dazzle, to win.
Never again to see the likes of him.
In United Red, in native Irish Green.
The greatest […]
Mike Bartram published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago
‘Justice for the 96′ we know the chant well.
All the flags have the same message to tell.
The headline news always reads the same.
’96 innocent victims’ we recall every name.
When candles are lit or when the […]
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10th August 2017 at 8:36 pm
Would be great to meet up… if FGR play any where near you too.let me know..I’ll be getting to the odd away game now.
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19th May 2017 at 6:02 pm
Great poem on a wonderful achievement for FGR.
Now let’s hope my team and Forest Green battle it out for top spot next season. If the Sky Blues top the division the vegan pies are on me ! ☺
19th May 2017 at 5:48 pm
Wonderful, touching poem. You have done them proud expressing your feelings about their achievement.
5th May 2017 at 1:19 pm
Good luck! Hope to see you on Sunday if I can make it.
3rd May 2017 at 5:40 pm
Great use of wordplay on names Ianthe. Especially liked Lingard…as in a classic Cranberries song’Let It Lingar!’
9th April 2017 at 9:21 pm
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.
9th April 2017 at 9:10 pm
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 decided to cheer him up a bit,” he explained.