Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 week, 5 days ago
“Rip it up and start again, I said rip it up and start aah_gain!”
So nice of Edwyn Collins and Orange Juice,
To write a prescient song,
About my poetic inability!
He must have taken a look at my foo […]
Clik The Mouse commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Poem & save!
We got our first colour tv for that Mexico World Cup.
The best ever as far as I’m concerned, on so many levels.
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago
an act of dissent
to the bench
while the stench
as dead man walking
like a leper
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 months, 1 week ago
Of all the saves
In all the games
It had to be Pelé
Of all the discussions
In all the bars
GOAT, is normally the great divider
Greatest player, greatest manager
Greatest team, greatest final
Clik The Mouse commented on a poem on Football Poets 2 months, 1 week ago
such a beautiful poem – one I wish I’d written. Thanks for sharing.
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 7 months, 2 weeks ago
oh the sordid satire of screaming sinew!
and the blistering bantz of boots belying “buy new”
Tommie Dillon published a poem on the site Football Poets 7 months, 3 weeks ago
We see and yet don’t comprehend
how the ability to defend
all the style and substance
of the natural artists;
They, with extravagant brushstrokes
wish only to depict the valiant and v […]
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 8 months ago
an august goal
in the eponymous month
monkey off Kane’s back
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 8 months, 1 week ago
I have blood that boils
with every contentious decision
I have blood that freezes
when I need net-busting precision
I have blood that curdles
with every demeaning debacle
I have blood that spills […]
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Bakayoko sent to Coventry!
Oh yes, my dream has come true
For I hate to see any waster
Turning out in my beloved Royal Blue
Alas and alack
It turns out to be Walsall’s Amadou
And not our Tiemou s […]
Clik The Mouse commented on a poem on Football Poets 9 months ago
How about the Pele of poets?!!! 😉
absolutely lovin’ it!
World Cup Willie published a poem on the site Football Poets 9 months, 1 week ago
A is for Albion. The boys done us proud. Laud ‘em out loud.
B is for Brexit. No mention, amongst the tension, until of course, Brazil exit early. Spot the surly.
C is for Charades (see VAR). Replaces the i […]
We’ve criss-crossed the country
taken Steppes small and large
travelled alone or in convoys
by plane, train or barge
first intentions were
that we weren’t to get lost
but as we familiarised on the jou […]
Parc de Triomphe
Mbappe inspires the Gauls
Allez Les Blues
Runners up, yet
Croatia proud as can be
Gave it their all
Got what we wanted
Six goal fitting […]
Third or fourth
Does it really matter?
Should it matter?
For there is no head-upon-a-platter
Then what of the prize money?
I’m not being funny
But there is only 2 million FIFA shekels
In t […]
A Bidewithme commented on a poem on Football Poets 9 months, 1 week ago
at least the waistcoat is coming home then? 😉
From laps to lapse
So what happened?
What went wrong?
What was it killed our anthem
Our unifying song?
Was it because
I watched it in a different place?
Or that you
Didn’t wear your lucky shirt?
Was i […]
Croatia 2-1 England (aet) haiku
We came. We saw. We costumed.
Down the tube.
Is this the end of the line for Southgate?
I am a plain and simple fan
Loving the boy from down the Lane
The Queen wants to bid him “Arise”
And I’m hoping he’ll cause the Croats pain
And I wish I could be like Harry Kane
Fa, fa, fa
Fa, fa, fa
Tuesday 10th July 2018, Semi-Final 1
France 1-0 Belgium
“some shrink, some blossom” *
Kylian Mbappe shoots
right before our eyes
Mbappe top drawer
Kev de Bruyne under […]
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26th March 2019 at 10:16 am
As a child I drew crowds; row upon row,
fifteen thousand little circles for the fans,
such a great line…bewcause we all did…and golaposts nets and floodlights too…
See in context
25th March 2019 at 11:39 am
Thanks for the love
1st March 2019 at 11:35 am
Thank you, great story.
Thank you and thanks for the share
1st March 2019 at 11:34 am
28th February 2019 at 4:26 pm
27th February 2019 at 11:57 am
So many great lines here Nicholas ..and a big welcome to Football Poets. Keep on and more please.
I’m really interstged to know where you live now…and which period you lived and played in – in S.Africa and where? I lived there during apartheid long before Mandela’s release – running a New Age clothing shop on Claremont Cape Town 1972-1979 (as you do!) Now I still perform poetry live and drum on the terraces with a New Age (Vegan) club in League Two (and the next village) Forest Green . Keep on my friend. C
27th February 2019 at 11:50 am
So many great lines here Nicholas. More please. A big welcome to Football Poets. What period did you live and play in S.Africa and where?. I lived in Joburg and Cape Town during aprtheid 1972-1979. Keep on.
23rd February 2019 at 8:21 am
As Phil Tuffnell would say on Question of Sport :
“Good shout John!”