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Crispin Thomas

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    still swapping shirts with Will the Shake
    who taught us words can make hearts ache
    who showed us life is just a stage
    on which we run and strive and guage
    this Peoples’ Game that carries on
    until the day […]

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    eighteen years of verse
    sixteen thousand five hundred
    poems on football

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    I for one will miss

    paper tickets for the match

    when they scan my eyes

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    Crispin Thomas published a poem on the site Football Poets 3 weeks ago

    I recall that Saturday like yesterday
    a steaming summer
    our first home game in ‘58
    excitement
    and childlike expectation in the air
    August in London and sweltering
    “stand clear of the doors!” “wear […]

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    Crispin Thomas published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 month ago

    everything I ever did
    couldn’t keep emotions hid
    back when I was just a kid
    ev’ry time we’d play
    captured by a moving ball
    from the time when I was small
    have I really changed at all ?
    waiting for the day […]

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    brand new season same old same old
    blank green canvas big clean slate
    new beginnings better endings
    grab the handrail take the bait

    brand new season same old same old
    keep on longing live the dream
    keep on […]

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    Crispin Thomas commented on a poem on Football Poets 2 months ago

    Great poem Peter .I’ ve mucked about with the way it appears on the page if you don’t like it let me know.

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    France 4-2 Croatia

    spoiling things again
    VAR the villain here
    on this final night

    never lying down
    oh how brave Croatia fought
    when injustice reigned

    never at their best
    once again Les Bleus […]

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    when we pause we know
    like some epic video
    we have far to go

    games like this are hard
    damage limitation time
    with a stronger foe

    meaningless to some
    I know we’d have taken fourth
    at the very […]

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    no sadly…it’s my good mate Fred Chance…Sharon..great live music pub…in our village..

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    no time now for tears
    we went further than we hoped
    so much to applaud

    from euphoria
    to the first cold light of day
    let us not be sad

    time to stand up proud
    chances come and chances go
    we will learn […]

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    France 1-0 Belgium

    on a Summer’s night
    promising so much in class
    two great sides lock horns

    in among such stars
    like some Winter Russian sky
    Mbappe burns bright

    Red Devils impress
    Hazard b […]

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    can we start to dream
    or are we fooling ourselves…..
    why not all the way?

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    Sweden 0-2 England

    whatever you say
    England swept the Swedes apart
    with this new […]

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    he used to be compared sometimes
    to Gobbo out of Noddy
    he’d stand their all close shaven
    his look was never shoddy
    it came together suddenly
    it altered points of view
    a manager type masterstroke
    brought […]

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    Europe holds the cards
    France and Belgium semis bound
    in this mad World Cup

    Uruguay 0-2 France

    such a strong display
    France begin to look the part
    wil they go the course?

    always in control
    one sweet […]

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    there’s a question that’s burning inside me
    and it’s burning inside you I’m sure
    we’ve been hoping and longing for years now
    and we’ve felt it a few times before
    now the pundits are rating our chances
    and […]

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    Sweden England next
    hopefully play-actingless
    and a finer game

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    Sweden 1-0 Switzerland

    Zlatanless but through
    One deflection is enough
    To cut this Swiss roll

    furnished with […]

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    Brazil 2-0 Mexico

    like some yellow tide
    strolling to that samba beat
    will this be their time?

    always second best
    Mexico do eve’rything
    ev’rything but score

    Neymar rolls and cries
    but relentless as […]

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    such contrasting games
    endless passing – huff and puff
    in the end it’s pens

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    Spain 1-1 Russia
    Russia win 4-3 on penalties

    mastering defence
    Russian grit defies the odds […]

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    The World Cup in America, nineteen ninety four,
    USA – Colombia, do you recall the score?
    While over in the Rose Bowl, with fever running high,
    back on the streets, of Medellin, it’s near to do or die. […]

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