Heysel 25th Anniv. 29.05.05 + New Poets Welcome

1 HEYSEL REMEMBERED- Your Poems-Lest We Forget
25 YEARS ON 29.05.85 -29.05.10

Heysel And The Darkest Hour Crispin Thomas
Who Remembers Heysel? Parry Maguire
Under The Atomium Mark Thomas
For Liverpool & Juventus Kevin Raymond
In Memoria e Amicizia Parry Maguire
Tree of friendship and respect Clik the mouse

‘Heysel Deaths Marked On 25th Anniversary in Liverpool’ BBC News

A plaque to remember the 39 killed at Heysel has been unveiled at Anfield Stadium. The permanent tribute was placed on the Centenary Stand to honour the Juventus fans who were crushed to death when a wall collapsed on 29 May 1985. It was the first of several events in the lead up to the 25th anniversary on Saturday 29th May 2010..

The Heysel Stadium Disaster occurred when a wall collapsed under the pressure of escaping fans in the Heysel Stadium in Brussels, before the start of the 1985 European Cup Final. 39 people, 32 of them Juventus fans died, and 600 were injured.
The disaster was later described as “the darkest hour in the history of the UEFA competitions”.(Edited from taken from Wikipedia)


In February 2010, we welcomed the following new contributors to this site :

Mark Niel

James Scallion

Jimmy Lindsey

Ryan Williams

Tom Quinton

We welcome the following from Rossendale School


Michael Kelly

Jasper Stanley

Click on the names above to see that person’s poem(s), or browse some selected first efforts below :

A Career of Two Halves

So Beckham is doing a timeshare,
Playing for LA and Milan.
I think it’s a brilliant idea
Every player should follow his plan.

Wayne Rooney can timeshare with Watford;
Taste life outside the top flight.
Let’s see how flash his play is when
Away at Cardiff on a cold winter’s night.

Bring Ronaldo to Luton!
British football at it’s grass roots
And if, just once, he tried diving
Defenders would kick him out of his boots.

Imagine, every premiership Prima Donna
Timesharing with the game’s lower leagues,
Far away from the fame and the limelight
Just the football, training and fatigue.

Then, perhaps, at last they’d realise
They’re living every boy’s dreams,
And might learn a little humility
And lead lifestyles a little less obscene.

© Mark Niel

Written in 2009 when David Beckham started playing for Milan when the American season finished. Mark did a season as “Sports Poet Laureate” for BBC Three Counties Radio in 2009

Football Is A Beautiful Game

With the ball a perfect sphere
courteous touch we must revere
whack it hoof it or the like
will not bring us much delight

If the table is all you see
that’s the wrong mentality
for a game of buoyancy
is a mere accountancy

Put some flair in our formation
would be source of great elation
with the fun we’d find solution
to the panic for salvation

© Jimmy Lindsey

The optimistic terrace

On a cold winters day
I watch my team play
They give it their all
But they don’t see the ball
The weight of their passes
That ref may need glasses
Demoted, promoted neither’s the case
Mid table’s the usual ambiguous place.

One day we’ll play this beautiful game
With all the elegance, without all the shame
Like that team off the telly with that wonderful grace
The one with the hairdos and electrified pace
Until that time I’ll keep turning the turn style and chanting the song
What else can I do but support my team strong?
In summary.
Come on you yellows, come on you blues, come on you reds for god’s sake don’t lose.

© jamie scallion

The Beautiful Game

I’m forever slaying lions
Disarming gunners too
Harry’s cowboys have lost their spurs
And Stamford Bridge is blue

The seagulls are lost in the valley
And the eagles have lost their spark
Warnock looks like a ranger
And there’s a shoot out at Upton park

The toffees are stuck to the table
And Anfield’s seeing red
Rooney’s scored a hatrick
He scored two goals with his head

South Africa’s calling
and things are looking up
The English lions are roaring
As we lift the World Cup

© quintonta81jr27022010

A Millwall Passion

I never realised how much Millwall means to me
my beloved lions my wonderfull M.F.C
My heart beats hard as they go to score,
we all jump up, cheer, shout and roar,
those raging lions are sometimes slow
what goes on in their heads we will never know.

They race to the goal like their tails are on fire,
we want them to succeed that’s the desire!!.
As we play on and win the game
we chant our hero ……. what’s his name ..
.. Neil Harris, Neil Harris come on son,
you make us proud you’re the one.
As we leave the Den, our heads held high,
full of excitement we wave bye bye…..
those sad away fans coming all this way
to see their team lose in dishonour and shame.
Remember one thing, we’re not alone
we’re a Pride of South Londoners and this is our home!!

© Ryan Williams


Kick It Out – acrostic

Keep the games fair.
In the match it doesn’t matter what you wear.
Choose to be nice and try to care.
Kick it out we’re nearly there.

In this world we are the same
Together we can change the game.

Over a time racism has got worse
Understand and try to stop this curse.
Together we will stop it now.

© Michael Kelly

Blackburn Rovers Acrostic

Black or white
Let’s not get racist
Altogether were one team
Care about players not their skin
Kick racism out don’t keep it in
Black or white
Under one roof
Racism is wrong
Not under our roof!

Racism needs to stop
One game one community
Very soon
Everybody needs to know
Racism needs to

© Jasper Stanley

Blackburn Rovers – Kick it Out Acrostic

Be nice to everyone
Let’s not get tight
A lot of people are black and white
Colours do not matter
Kick it out and have a chatter
Being different is okay
Understanding is the right way
Remember racism isn’t smart
No one should take part

Racism isn’t clever
Or smart
Very horrible get a heart
Each of us can make a change
Racism is very

© Harvey

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