Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 days, 9 hours ago
Liverpool 1-1 Burnley
So ends the run of successive wins
24 for Klopp’s mean machine
Against the Clarets the Reds fall short
Since January twenty nineteen
Robertson opens with a header
Nick Pope in e […]
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 days, 12 hours ago
Hard nosed and rock solid stopper
Ashington lad who never give up
A rock beside Bobby Moore
When England won the World Cup
With the greatest Eire team of all
Euro 88, Italia 90
USA 94, Jack, the folk […]
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 5 days, 4 hours ago
Brighton 1-3 Liverpool
Risky when you don’t change
When Liverpool press high
Ball lost on the edge of the box
Watch Mo Salah apply
He’ll stick to his principles
Graham Potter won’t quit
Sweet right […]
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 6 days, 11 hours ago
Sir Geoff Hurst once told me
When I was not much younger
Football can more than do it’s bit
To help beat widespread hunger
At Dagenham & Redbridge FC
They serve all colours and ages
Hedgecock put the n […]
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 week ago
Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa
Jurgen’s not interested in records
But at Anfield he’s still a killer
17 wins, 17 home games
His Reds sweep past the Villa
Alisson parries El Ghazi’s shot
Villa graft to beat […]
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 week, 4 days ago
Manchester City 4-0 Liverpool
A guard of honour it is
Before the Etihad car crash
It was to be expected
After a week on the lash
So a strong start with no goals
Followed by a period of disjoint
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Chelsea 2-1 Man City
Pulisic, De Bruyne, Willian
End a three decade black out
A global pandemic couldn’t stop
An end to that Red drought
Kings for the nineteenth time
Hold your heads up high
On a f […]
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace
Pre match Jurgen was coy
Admitting to once studying Roy
Saha’s injury is a bitter blow
Trent’s strike lighting up the show
With the Reds on half press
It’s easy on the eyes […]
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Everton 0-0 Liverpool
Live games return to Merseyside
Football without fans is nothing
Moise Kean’s cameo the highlight
Minus Salah the Reds lack sting
Contemplation for those we’ve lost
All pre […]
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 months, 1 week ago
#mondaymotivation Every #homeless person has a story worth listening to. They didn’t just wake up one day and find themselves in destitution! #thewanderinglondoner
Homeless during the Coronavirus p […]
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Good teachers are like stars
Lighting paths for the has been
Wolves B against Walsall Wood
After trials aged fourteen
Lad from Ironbridge, Shropshire
Once let go for his size
Was first to reach a hundred […]
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 3 months ago
Second only to Chopper Harris
In Chelsea playing games
Edged on clean sheets by Petr Cech
Some of the clubs greatest names
A part of the World Cup-winning squad
Bonetti didn’t get to stand on the l […]
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth
Hendo misses the action
With a hamstring injury
Klopp scoffs at the mere thought
Of comparisons with Shankly
They toppled another record
By Shankly’s men in 72
22 Anfield w […]
Watford 3-0 Liverpool
Liverpool’s unbeaten season hopes
Reach the end of the Vicarage Road
They were second best at every turn
In every aspect it showed
Watford now move out of the zone
Thanks to a […]
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Liverpool 3-2 West Ham
With the Reds far from full throttle
Gini is released from the Red bottle
Issa Diop’s headed goal
Can’t temper that winning roll
Pablo Fornals gives the Kop a shake
Nine min […]
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Norwich 0-1 Liverpool
An goalless opening first half
All set up for a solitary hero
The Canaries did very well
To keep the goal tally zero
Alisson is the worlds best goalie
No need for any protesting […]
Liverpool 4-0 Southampton
Liverpool open up the biggest ever lead
Maybe a monument to Klopp they’ll erect
Saints beaten and the boss is cool
‘Not even close to being perfect’
With a second in as many […]
West Ham 0-2 Liverpool
139 passes from Hendo
Our skipper looks a good bet
Wise words from Herr Klopp
‘The title is not won yet!’
Now 23 from 24
Thanks Oxlaide Chamberlain
Powered in and struck it swe […]
Emdad Rahman published a poem on the site Football Poets 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Wolves 2-1 Liverpool
At Molineux it’s Captain Fantastic
Pulling out his shoulder trick
Hendo rising to Trent’s call
VAR confirms no handball
With the Reds truly on the rack
Wolves advance as a dea […]
Liverpool 2-0 Man Utd
Virgil heads in cool as you like
As Liverpool continue to climb
Bobby falls foul of the V.A.R
Salah counters in injury time
Olympian Alisson sprints up the pitch
Beating all his […]
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6th July 2020 at 6:14 pm
Wow big time Sharon. Congratulations and how amazing Klopp quoting you in the headline. Although a possibly misconstrued comment towards a loyal female fan… if it was defintely towards you!?lol
Also you beat me, re you name on the back the L’pool shirt, because when that lovable rogue Mickey Thomas played for Chels (who I still also follow ) alongside my number one local team Forest Green +Dulwich Hamlet and Whitehawks, names weren’t yet on ther back of shirts. They came in around 93/94 I think? .
Can’t believe we’ve been running this site ev’ry day for 20 years! Remember Parry’s Post ! Hope all’s good with you through Covid. All the best Sharon
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30th June 2020 at 4:12 pm
Liverpool worthy Champions for 2019 / 2020.
And worth it too, to get another very special poem from Sharon!
11th May 2020 at 11:11 am
what a fabulous poem!
It captures the essence of non-league football, and the travel involved to and from matches.
“Gathering on a Thames island for a sing-song”: possibly Eel Pie Island back in the 60s or 70s, a local venue that I never went to, but watched recently on a documentary.
I’ll count myself as one of these few Met fans!
I played on saturdays (SAL), but pre or post our season, I’d be supporting the Blues / football.
Given my ‘manor’, I’d be at either:
Stamford Bridge, or
Imber Court, or
the Beveree (for Hampton, as was – now Hampton and Richmond Borough).
Imber Court holds a lot of fond memories for our family – it’s where we went on a regular basis to let off steam. I could cycle there safely with pals any time I wanted.
I watched Wimbledon champions in their early days there (venue for Junior qualifiers);, watched Chelsea train there for one pre-season (and grabbed a left behind sweaty shirt! Still have it – and yes, washed!).
Dad wasn’t much of a fan generally, but he joined me as we watched his friends and colleagues play, so a bonding time for the both of us.
My sister had her wedding reception there, and we had my mother’s funeral reception there earlier this year.
So your poem brought back some very touching personal memories, I thank you profusely for that.
But again, in itself, it is a great poem.
27th January 2020 at 7:10 pm
The website is actually called Goal Nets and Stanchions.
13th January 2020 at 4:27 pm
Please insert after line 15 “Where life was hard and occasionally brutal”
10th January 2020 at 3:19 pm
I meant to write 4th round. Oops !
23rd December 2019 at 3:07 pm
I loved all Mishi’s poems!
His passion shone through so brightly.
Every club needs a Mishi.
God Rest His Soul.
21st December 2019 at 10:24 am
Welcome to Football Poets Tony. More please! Keep on.
10th December 2019 at 11:47 pm
Hi Denys, it’s great to have another Toffee posting on Footy Poets. I haven’t contributed for some time, but if you click my name you’ll find some Everton poems going back several years.
Yes, now we’re all made up about the Chelsea result. And the return of the team spirit. And the two strikers formation.
21st November 2019 at 10:11 am
Thank you Al and Welcome to Football Poets..
Too often in the shadow and wake of Hillsborough, Bradford and Heysel, your powerful and emotive lines remind us of a tragic day when 66 died and many more were injured at Ibrox .