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Eddie Gibbons

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    Eddie Gibbons published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 weeks ago

    First, you need a pen. But in order to get one
    you’ll have to go down in the box
    that you keep them in.

    Next, you’ll need paper.
    Not the back of that fag packet
    that you scribbled next Saturday’s team on, n […]

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    Stuffy as there’s lots of stuff stuff stuff. I should have written stuff-y, Crispin. The new site is great! Did you coin the phrase ‘Swapping Shirts With Shakespeare’? It’s the best football poetry title ever, in […]

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    Who’s that bloke in the dugout?
    I’m sure I’ve seen him before…
    those glasses, the hair, that Devil-
    may-care insouciance of his grin,
    but is it he, is it he, is it Him?

    He looks like a normal bloke, […]

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    a new arena
    for the old football poets-
    Chinese takeover?

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    Eddie Gibbons‘s profile was updated 11 months ago

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    I like it but it’s a bit stuffy, Crispin.

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    Eddie Gibbons changed their profile picture 11 months ago

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    Eddie Gibbons became a registered member 11 months ago

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    I know they’re shouting I flagged late,
    Up there among the crowds above;
    Those that I flag I do not hate,
    Those who dissent I do not love;
    I disallowed Kilmarnock’s cross,
    A ball boy cried: Kilmarnock’s poor! […]

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    Well, Emily, after last Saturday’s performance you have
    to admit that hope isn’t the thing with feathers – a parrot is.

    Hope is the Thing of Leather—
    That Nestles in the Goal—
    We Sing our Tunes, Belt out the W […]

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    You don’t need to see the armband
    to know who is the captain-
    it’s written all over him.

    His number is twice
    the value of his
    England shirt.

    Eight is a perfect
    cube, a Fibonacci
    number.

    Eight is a per […]

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    When you go, please don’t send back
    a sweater from America.
    And please never turn back
    from Manhattan to Edinburgh.

    After the match the other day
    I spent my bus ride thinking about
    all the talent that’s dra […]

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    When I wake up, well, I‘ll have a cup of tea
    and after that I think I’ll have an Irn Bru.
    When I go out, yeah, I’m gonna head for Leith,
    I’m gonna head out on the number 22.

    When I get drunk I’ll have all my ma […]

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    Come all you true Hibees, and sway while you sing.
    The love of Hibernian’s a powerful thing.
    We shout out our chants, praise our heroes by name:
    my countrymen playing compatriot games.

    My name’s Ian Hebrin, you […]

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    Daniel has the ball.
    Run, Daniel, run!

    Raheem has the ball.
    Run, Raheem, run!

    Mario has the ball!
    Run, Mario, run!

    Run, Mario, run!
    Run, Mar…

    oh, for Pete’s sake,
    just give it to Jordon..!

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    I
    Among twenty two men,
    the only moving thing
    was the blur of the football.

    II
    I was of three minds,
    like a field
    on which there are three officials.

    III
    The football whirled in the autumn winds.
    It was a small […]

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    I looked to the streets, the bars, the Bingo halls;
    the Legion, the betting shop, the fields
    of Anfield Road.

    I listened for a solitary voice
    whispering my name
    in the massed throng of the Spion Kop.

    I felt […]

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    Your rosette might have painted the first splash of blue
    on the Anfield gates that Saturday the news from
    Sheffield threatened to crush the spirit of Shankly.
    You might even have been there, the Henry Winter
    of […]

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    end of the season:
    beginning of the reasons
    to believe again

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    Here is the A plan: we play four-four-two,
    with half-backs cutting in from either wing.

    Two centre backs routinely clearing
    to midfield men who play the forwards through.

    Here is the main man: the ref’s lips […]

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