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Graham Salter

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    If you see something that doesn’t look right,
    City in peachy orange, an improbable sight,
    West Bromwich Albion in shorts of canary,
    Teams wearing candy-stripes (colours may vary)
    Turquoise or Biscuit or A […]

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 6 months, 1 week ago

    Great poem Clik – witty and memorable, worthy of a quite remarkable occasion.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 6 months, 1 week ago

    Great poem Sharon, worthy of a quite remarkable occasion.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 6 months, 1 week ago

    I really like this poem. So many great phrases: “striped and manicured”, “a crowd of heads go drooping”, “and maintain home advantage”, “when Mum blew for dinner”. Much appreciated! Thank you.

     

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    As a child I drew crowds; row upon row,
    fifteen thousand little circles for the fans,
    some high in the stands, some arrayed on the Shelf
    cradled by that tight encircling wall
    (I’m capturing White Hart L […]

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    BACK IN TIME DOWN WHITE HART LANE
    As a child I drew crowds; row upon row,
    fifteen thousand little circles for the fans,
    some high in the stands, some arrayed on the Shelf
    cradled by that tight encircling wall
    (I’m capturing White Hart Lane
    at the start of the Hunter Davies years)
    the groundlings penned behind a white perimeter fence,
    watching B…[Read more]

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    Here on a field of mother Russia
    The eleven men of England sing
    As the prying camera moves from man to man
    Slowly
    Like a military inspection.
    The crowd heaves, the band plays, and the camera probes
    Each […]

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 year, 9 months ago

    “beyond the gated community of stones”. Beautiful.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 year, 9 months ago

    Brilliant imagery. A great poem.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 year, 9 months ago

    A fine poem, much appreciated.

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    CHILDHOOD MEMORY
    The Euston to Blackpool line is swathed in fog,
    Early 1958, and the evening train is held at the signal.
    The halo of an approaching bicycle lamp looms through the mist.
    “A plane crash” say […]

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    CHILDHOOD MEMORY
    The Euston to Blackpool line is swathed in fog,
    Early 1958, and the evening train is held at the signal.
    The halo of an approaching bicycle lamp looms through the mist.
    “A plane crash” says the rider, and “It’s bad”.
    It appears in black and white photographs that night
    In the Lancashire Evening Post;
    Roger Byrne, the unassumin…[Read more]

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 2 years, 1 month ago

    Brilliant.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 2 years, 1 month ago

    So evocative! Love it.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 2 years, 7 months 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 2 years, 7 months 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 2 years, 7 months 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 2 years, 7 months ago

    A wonderful poem. Profound and heartfelt.

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    Graham Salter commented on a poem on Football Poets 2 years, 7 months 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 2 years, 7 months ago

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

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