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Crispin Thomas

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    Wherever we find ourselves
    Life we know on hold
    Terraces we stood on closed
    Seats in stands lie cold
    Rituals on match days
    Little lost routines
    How they seem quite futile now
    In these current […]

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    way back in the fifties new Queen on the throne
    all we had was comics in our basement home
    tennis balls ice cream vans football in the street
    coalman came on Fridays life was so complete
    Blow Football […]

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    there are places where a coat of paint would do right
    you need thermals even in the August games
    the raffle can quite often be the highlight
    but something draws you back each time again
    the crowd is often […]

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    sometimes we judge our players
    by the way that they behave
    a striker for his scoring
    and a keeper for his saves
    we even tag some heroes
    and one deserves that claim
    a man who didn’t just save goals […]

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    they say that it’s impractical they say we’ve gotta go
    they say we really have to move but some of us say no
    and yes it needs improvements the parking and the ground
    but nothing is impossible that’s what […]

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    if you were alive child woman or man
    you remember the day still
    like yesterday
    like Lennon like Kennedy
    or the day we landed on the moon
    the day we woke to realise
    we’d lost a football team

    that […]

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    Mishi was a one-off a real true fan
    leaves a huge gap where he always used to stand
    held his club like a jewel in his hand
    followed them the way few could ever understand

    poured out his feelings at the […]

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    (NB This poem is by ‘Dulwich Poet’ (Mishi Dulwich Hamlet)

    Survival
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    People say if they cut me
    I’d bleed Pink and Blue
    I hate to disappoint
    But it simply ain’t true.
    I’m as ordin […]

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    unassuming style
    crucial in our finest hour
    Martin Peters shone

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    Editor Note
    Welcome to Football Poets Tony. More please! Keep on.

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    whatever happened to hitching?
    and can you remember when kids would hitch home for Christmas
    to waiting parents on frosty December mornings?

    a different world then – hap-less map-less and sat-navless
    sussing […]

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    one Christmas in the trenches
    they stood in mud and sand
    their loved ones and their football
    a distant far off land –
    the snow lay thick as thick could be
    a bitter chill did spread
    behind the sand bags and t […]

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    there has to be a space there has to be a place
    for every single member of the human race
    staring at a problem that hasn’t gone away
    underneath the suface it’s lingering today
    kick it out.. ignore it but […]

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    Crispin Thomas commented on a poem on Football Poets 4 months, 1 week ago

    Thank you Al and Welcome to Football Poets..

    Too often in the shadow and wake of Hillsborough, Bradford and Heysel, your powerful and emotive lines remind us of a tragic day when 66 died and many more were […]

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    Crispin Thomas commented on a poem on Football Poets 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    great three lines Alex…table football..says it all

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    it’s so hard to imagine now
    way way back in time
    the birth of little Forest Green
    in eighteen eighty nine
    the little hilltop village team
    whose changing hut was found
    behind the Jovial Forester
    a good […]

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    It’s five to three on a Saturday
    The usual crowd wander in
    There’s a guy in a full kit beside me
    But he reckons our chances are thin.

    He says: “mate are we up for a good one?
    ‘Cause you never what you […]

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    A weekend like so many
    We plan them all life long
    We sit or stand as football fans
    In silence or in song
    And something seems to join us
    Our work is left behind
    A few hours at the football
    With winning on […]

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    Wow. That is a fantastic tale John.Thank you. Funny and sad but hysterical. You totally captured the vibe back then.I was too small to see in those huge crowds at the Bridge when i first went to Chelsea on Dec […]

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    new season again
    sweet success or dreaded drop
    what will this one bring ?

    Summer days still here
    football’s back with faces new
    same old battles too

    sweep the past away
    start that mighty push again […]

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