Dave Martin published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 week ago
It’s not easy being a live streamer,
not easy at all,
when hapless camera crews seem
incapable of following the ball
or wiping rain drops from the lens
while we can see nothing at all
or zoom so far from t […]
Dave Martin published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 weeks ago
In the Forties and Fifties footballers
looked like the thousands who watched
from the terraces. Short back and sides;
and Billy had a quiff.
In the Sixties and Seventies styles changed,
players set […]
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Dave Martin published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 month, 4 weeks ago
The seagulls circling over Plainmoor
are not bothered about the final score,
don’t care we’re not in the Premiership,
they’ve got their eye on a tasty chip.
Three whistles signals the end of the match […]
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Dave Martin published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Standing at my sister’s bedroom window
I used to watch half the match.
Not a forty-five minute half,
but half the pitch; the Warbro Road end.
The old pop-side-terrace shed blocked
my view of the r […]
Dave Martin published a poem on the site Football Poets 3 months ago
to avoid the ‘crowds’ at Plainmoor is a misnomer.
reading a whodunit and tearing out the final page;
going to a play but not watching the ending on stage;
going out to dine and not finishing your […]
Dave Martin published a poem on the site Football Poets 3 months, 2 weeks ago
At the burger bar the cooks grill and fry
while the Yellow Army queue to buy –
chips with a beefburger, cheeseburger,
double cheeseburger, belly buster,
hot dog, or even a local pie.
Perhaps the steak […]
When the transfer window closed how did you do?
Did you get a keeper with gloves like glue
or a stopper with the kick of a tetchy emu?
A wing-back whose clearances all miscue
or an old head who knows […]
Dave Martin‘s profile was updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Dave Martin became a registered member 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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13th November 2020 at 9:52 pm
I am interested in the tale about The
Boot Room and Shankley
See in context
12th November 2020 at 11:21 am
Please see my private message re arecent use of one of your poems from Manchester cheers C
9th October 2020 at 8:17 pm
Good to see you are still writing about the ‘Tic. Hope all is good with you.
4th October 2020 at 9:52 am
So true mate.
You’re certainly not alone in your thinking. I get incensed sometimes.
Aside from the endless and stillwith its -here once labelled Fergie Time moments ,we now have VAR with its far off decisions by supposed ‘neutrals’ .
So …the supposed influenced ‘integrity’ of refs and neutrals favouritism ?
You could tuck it away into some corner and call it yet another football conspiracy theory, (like analyzing and searching to find which teams refs follow and VAR assistant refs (if we knew ) but it still occurs too often for me.
It raises the question is there such a thing a a real neutral. Everyone who watches football definitely supports or has a soft spot for some club however tenuous..
BTW When I was 10 and the Munich Air Crash happened. i (and many at my school in Fulham) was a Chesea fan but took United on as my second lcub for a season through that awfdul time. Now FGR are my life and my team in the next village and i drum (when we get back) on the terrace at 72 with the young kids and scoff vegan pies and get bwind Dale’s green vision for the planet …
Go well Attila and stry safe with your good lady….
18th September 2020 at 5:39 pm
nice one sorting a pic to go with..off to a trial run with several hundfred masked fans v Bradgford at FGR tomorrow
16th September 2020 at 5:51 pm
Sorted! Cheers. SJ
6th September 2020 at 6:23 pm
This message from Ken via the site.
Message: Message for Sharon Jones. I hadn’t been able to contact you as your email seems to have lapsed and would like to know if you still want your Liverpool Christ painting. Let me know if you want it and when you can pick it up from me at 27 Mentmore Road L18 4PU. Hope you are well. Best wishes Ken Storey
6th September 2020 at 6:22 pm
Hi Sharon-PLEASE CONFIRM RECEIVED
This request from Gavin via the site. Can you get back to him please. If you don’t want to do it let me know, I might have a go.
Name: Gavin Blackwell
I am looking to make contact with Sharon Jones to see if can or someone could write a poem from my article The Brutality of life of the football Physio?
29th July 2020 at 9:26 pm
I’ve only just seen your comment about a photo of the gates. I will dig one out.
I’ve still not been to The New Lawn but I do hope to get there one day.
29th July 2020 at 6:41 am
Woohoo….sentiment shared Denys.
I thought the huge No 3 on Chelsea’s new shirts strange enough.
Keep on mate.. C