Many thanks for that. I’ve actually changed it back because I feel the more ridiculous it looks, the more Ogden Nash it is! My own personal choice, others may disagree. But I appreciate the thought. Cheers
Protect us, Lord, from former players spouting
their clichéd tripe when some team’s had a routing.
Whether they’re on radio or tweeting,
they know why this or that team took a beating
and send me off to go a […]
Eight years old and through on goal,
the striker understood his role.
With cool aplomb, he tapped it round
the keeper and then went to ground.
The goal a-begging but he chose
to emulate death’s final t […]
There’s airtime to fill, column inches to write.
There must be new headlines from morning to night.
We must be the place where the lads get their kicks,
where the mono-dimensional fan gets his fix.
No matter t […]
For six-year-olds, the training’s done –
they’ve run and passed and passed and run
and dribbled slow around red cones
with just the minimum of moans
and learnt the art of ball control
and shooting at a cone- […]
There doesn’t seem to be a clear pace-setter,
careering through the fixtures with incision.
There’s not one club that seems a whole lot better
than all the other teams in the division.
Everybody’s waiting to se […]