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Graham Salter

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Yes. We played footy in the street, and Peter Lorimer (not me) broke the window-pane at number twenty-eight. Kenneth Wolstenholme was particularly impressed, and Leeds meet Chelsea in the semi-final.

     

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    A touching tribute to a quaint old ground, with its compact pitch and small white gable.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month ago

    The poetry of adversity. Flowers watered by our tears. Thanks for a great poem Kevin.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month ago

    A wonderful poem. Profound and heartfelt.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month ago

    Barry Hines’ story “A Kestrel for a Knave” was turned into a moving and powerful film. In one scene, the PE teacher (Brian Glover) intervenes in a muddy school game of football, takes the ball through, and […]

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month ago

    Kun Aguero’s way of celebrating was to pretend to have a “punch-up” with the corner-flag.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month ago

    Hull City manager Brown had kept his side on the pitch at half-time in order to berate them publicly. In a later match, against Manchester City, the Hull goal celebration was to re-enact the scene, with one of the […]

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month ago

    I had also thought of calling this “The Silence of the Fans.”

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month ago

    At the 1994 World Cup, Romario, Bebeto et al. pretended to rock a cradle, to celebrate a goal by Brazil.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month ago

    When Juergen Klinsmann came to Spurs, he had a reputation as a “diver.” Seeing the funny side, he celebrated his first Spurs goal with a huge parodic “dive.”

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month ago

    Hugo Sánchez amazed the crowd at the Mexico World Cup by celebrating a goal with a cartwheel.

     

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    Graham Salter published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 month ago

    1950s The Corinthian Casual approach
    A gentle trot
    Back to the centre spot
    In white and black
    With just a pat on the back

    1960s The Peter Osgood approach
    He gives a turn and a thump
    Then a punch and a […]

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    A very touching salute to men like Nobby Stiles, who can no longer remember what the rest of us will never forget.

    Thanks Andrew.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    There’s something special about Craven Cottage. Thanks.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Thanks Ianthe.

     

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    Sweet Thames run swiftly, till I end my song
    Our golden day has all gone wrong
    Now each supporter wears a frown
    Not long to play, and we’re three-one down

    We sense defeat, we fear a rout
    Our play-off hopes […]

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 2 months ago

    This is a very touching tribute. Thank you Mike.

     

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 2 months ago

    I really enjoyed this poem. Wistful and tender.

    Yes.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    A great poem, Crispin. Loved it.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    With thanks, of course, to John Masefield.

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