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Eddie Gibbons

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    He dug up the pitch
    and put up a parking lot,
    with a flat back ten and the team
    bus parked on the pen spot.

    Mourinho’s catenaccio:
    a smaller crowd off the field
    than is on.
    He dug up the pitch
    and put up a p […]

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    *| = hit the post..
    o*o = a clash of heads.
    ^^^^ = waterlogged pitch.
    “o” = through the keepers hands.
    /o = through the keepers legs.
    = midfield diamond.
    + = cross.
    +/ = high cross.
    ] = high wind.
    ( ) = who ate […]

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    No punts over the top,
    we’ve done with sweeping.
    Instead, a slow build-up
    through midfield creeping.

    We pass out to the flanks,
    the winger crosses.
    Strikers nod their thanks.
    The long game closes.

    We contemplate […]

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    Some run on the pitch
    for their first kick,
    others touch the grass,
    lift the hand to their mouths,
    kiss a finger, bless
    themselves, and this
    is a sacrament, a wish
    for assistance to assess
    the flight of the […]

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    It mattered that some early-season Saturday
    a Butcher’s shop would close at twelve, and a factory
    klaxon release a greased and grimed assembly line
    to their bicycles, Lambrettas and Reliant Robins.

    It mattered t […]

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    Through the dark,
    through the storm,
    through the wind and rain,

    the forty thousand gathered here,
    the millions on their home terrain;
    players, staff, supporters help
    the Families through their Sheffield […]

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    Two ways to wear your heart:
    on your sleeve or on your scarf.

    Ten years old, sitting on
    the stanchions of the Kop.
    Around my waist, my father’s arms,
    around my neck a knitted scarf,
    my Mother’s woolen […]

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    fantasy football-
    Beckham bends it like Houghton
    (in your dreams, David)

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    brain is boggled by
    group table permutations
    will have to wake kids

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    MADE IN MUNICH HAIKU
    chanted at Germans:
    are you Bayern in disguise?
    ja, actually!

    A TWIST OF THE KNIFE HAIKU
    Germans stuck the D.
    Agger in: nobody’s as
    high as Joachim Löw

    DODGY RHYMING HAIKU
    the clean shirt ch […]

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    STOP THE RACISM HAIKU
    the ball’s in their half
    Poland and Ukraine will hope
    they can kick it out
    ***
    HELLENIC HAIKU
    Karagounis and
    Papadopolus assist
    my shortest haiku
    ***
    MATCH ABANDONED HAIKU
    thundering a […]

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    karagounis and
    papadopolus provide
    my shortest haiku

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    crispin’s reminder:

    stop this euro 2012

    haiku hiatus!

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    like a red card needs suspension
    like Viduka needs a pension
    like a penalty needs tension
    like an Old Firm game needs apprehension
    we rely on you
    like a Dalglish needs to mutter
    like a groundsman needs a […]

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    Rita, Keith and I are in the British Legion
    to choose a menu for the wake.

    We’re at the end of the long bar.
    It’s early afternoon and the Staff are busily
    taking stock to the sound of music
    piped through spe […]

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    Fourteen stationed for the cross:

    It was never a free kick! This ponce
    of a referee is on auto pilot –
    the defender is innocent as a lamb chop.

    This lot use Klinsmann as their roll model.
    Their forwards dive […]

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    The chant was offensive,
    the play was defensive,
    when the black winger
    shrugged off
    the ‘Coco Pops’ jibe,
    made a monkey
    of the full back,
    hit a banana shot
    that snapped
    crackled
    and popped
    from his boo […]

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    Having missed a score of chances,
    the goal the scorer thought he’d scored
    was scratched off the scoresheet for offside,

    so the scoreline remained scoreless.
    A win would have secured the club-
    their name i […]

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    My city has no boundaries
    It travels where its offspring roam
    My thoughts now shape what once shaped me

    Old clipper ships and slavery
    Are storylines in dusty tomes
    A city has no boundaries

    Twin talismans of […]

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    They always put the wheelchairs
    behind the goals. That’s how Frida
    and I met. She was sketching me.

    I was sketching his shirt. I love
    the recklessness of his upturned collar.
    I will use it for my next s […]

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