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Crispin Thomas

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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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    rivalries aside
    for Ronaldo and Messi
    time to say farewell

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    France 4-3 Argentina

    in this Russian heat
    two proud nations lock their horns
    France emerge and stay

    this new […]

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    Crispin Thomas commented on a poem on Football Poets 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    You can run but you can’t hide forever.

    But again… how brave will they be with regard to sentencing?

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    Crispin Thomas commented on a poem on Football Poets 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    nice one John….but then they always did throw their towels down early.

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    Three One Nils & a One Two Haiku

    three goals in three games
    one nil one nil and one nil…
    and then a one two !

    Senegal 0-1 Columbia

    this is what I love
    two great continents who bring
    rhythm and […]

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    Brazil & Swiss Advance

    what then have we learned
    as Brazil and Swiss advance …
    both blow hot and cold

    strong>Serbia 0-2 Brazil

    is it on the cards?
    when they purr they start to stroll
    who wil beat […]

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    South Korea 2-0 Germany 0

    couldn’t make it up
    this World Cup defies the odds
    Germany crash out

    who would’ve thought it
    holders blow it at the end
    it’s wide open now

    tough for South Korea
    they produ […]

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    Denmark 0-0 France

    we’ve been here before
    two teams through afraid to risk
    yawn yawn yawn yawn yawn

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    Australia 0-2 Peru

    Los Incas leave proud
    joyous fans and skilful p […]

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    Uruguay 3-0 Russia

    ten man Russia fall
    to Suarez and Cavani
    in their spaceship home

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    Saudi Arabia 2-1 Egypt

    even with Salah
    Pharoahs bow to Saudis late
    as both bid […]

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    England 6-1 Panama

    as we fire in six
    time to dream or say that it’s….
    …only Panama?

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    Japan 2-2 Senegal

    clean and playing fair
    Samurai leave ev’ry ground
    looking spick and […]

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    Belgium 5-2 Tunisia

    five star masterclass
    from Hazard and Lukaku
    as Belgians ease on

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    South Korea 1-2 Mexico

    In a sticky group
    Mexico are sat the door
    Hernandez the […]

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    Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica

    play-acting aside
    just a glimpse of this Brazil
    In those six minutes

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    Serbia 1-2 Switzerland

    late Shaqiri touch
    Squeezes under Stojkovic
    Swiss roll sweetly […]

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    Crispin Thomas commented on a poem on Football Poets 7 months, 4 weeks ago

    lovely words Graham.  You capture it all…

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    things are hotting up
    still the ‘fave-rites’* struggle with
    beards snails and stars

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    Denmark 1-1 Australia

    Jedinak spot on
    striking pens like stroking beards
    Socceroos hold […]

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    no nil nils so far
    what happened to cageyness
    in this mad World Cup?

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