Save Our Site+Update+FP on Facebook

Save Our Site+Update+FP on Facebook

Football Poets Est. June 2000.Unfunded for 12 years.
Archived , preserved for posterity and filed for safe-keeping by British Library( 2005) To find our more please visit :

Football Poets are on Facebook and Twitter. If you are on Facebook, please click Like’ to help save this innovative website which currently houses over 14,800 football poems . Visit www.facebook.com/FootballPoets or click here: Football Poets on Facebook

1. DONATIONS NEWS Target 2000. Nov Up-date.£260.00.
3. SAVE OUR SITE APPEALby Simon Icke. March 2012
4. FOOTBALL POETS on Twitter & Facebook. Be involved!

1. DONATIONS Received Update £260.00 (Target 2000.)

If everyone who visited and contributed poems to this site sent £10 we’d achieve our goal needed to save and revamp the site (see below)

What is sad is that thousands view this site daily and hundreds of you contribute poems but so far only 11 have pledged fiancial support.

Received between March 15 and 13th Nov
:Contributors (11):
Tony Lewis Jones £10 / Paul Tubb (Ireland) £10 /
Mark Merriman £20 / Denys Jones (Italy) £75 / Stuart Butler £40 / Crispin Thomas £20 / Simon Icke £30 / Kevin Halls £10 /
Eddie Gibbons £10 / SB Ingle £25 / Matthew Paul £10 Total : 260.00

Please send anything you can spare and a HUGE thank you for The above donations so far…we need a few thousand but it all helps. Do include an email /snail-mail / postal adress so we can offically receipt/thank you.

Cheques payable to: Football Poets

Post/Write to: Crispin Thomas, The Editor, Football Poets,
4 The Retreat, Butterow Stroud Glos.GL5 2LS UK.
Tel 01453 757376 Mob: 07837 798463

You can now pay money by direct BACS payment into the
Football Poets Not for Profit Community account .

Payments from within the UK:
Sort Code: 40 43 21
A/C No: 11553399
A/C Name: Football Poets
Branch: HSBC.4 King Street Stroud.Glos.GL5 3DS

From Rep of Ireland / Overseas:
International Bank Account Number:GB83MIDL40432111553399
(Swiftcode)International Branch Identifier Code : MIDLGB22
A/C Name: Football Poets
Branch Address: HSBC.4 King Street Stroud.Glos.GL5 3DS
Bank: HSBC


The Football Poets is 12 years old now and has been struggling for some time .The site is extremely large and written in old technology (ASP) and currently houses over 14,100 published poems. We have to look at a complete re-vamp in order for the site to survive. We carry the cost of annual hosting, but other than that there is no budget for anything.

The Football Poets site experienced severe difficulties on Wednesday 15th February and has been struggling for some time .The site is 12 years old now, extremely large, and written in old technology (ASP), whilst also coping with housing 28000 submissions . We now finally have to look at any ways possible of making a complete re-vamp in order for the site to survive . We alone carry the cost of annual hosting, but other than that there is no budget for anything.

All suggestions: technicial advice, sponsor suggestions, donations welcome. email The Football Poets (editors@footballpoets.org)

Clik – Editor

3.SAVE OUR SITE APPEALby Simon Icke. March 2012

Important message from Simon Icke
Unpaid political writer, campaigner & poet March 2012

“S.O.S. ( Save Our Site) Calling all football/soccer poets, football fans and people interested in promoting literacy and poetry, especially linking poetry with a subject they love; Football! Football! Football!.. this is the world’s original and by far the largest football poetry web site. It has received thousands of entries over the years and hundreds of thousands of unique visitors to the site; it is loved by Football poets worldwide and thousands of poems from the site have been filed for safe keeping by the British Library:

British Library Link:

This is a grass roots poetry initiative that has survived for 12 years without funding from any source and it now deserves the support of government and commercial organisations in order to survive , in fact anyone who might be interested in Football or poetry or both; like thousands of people who already value and contributed to this football poetry site in the past. It would be a massive loss to both football and to grass roots poetry if this website were to fold due to lack of funding. Thank you Simon Icke
Email address: poetsimon@aol.com

Please contact Crispin Thomas (one of the original creators and editors of this website) direct if you can offer any advice or support or at least know others who might be interested in coming to their rescue.Write to:

Crispin Thomas, The Editor, Football Poets,
4 The Retreat, Butterow Stroud Glos.GL5 2LS UK.
Tel 01453 757376 Mob: 07837 798463

All suggestions technicial advice, sponsor suggestions etc; welcome. email Football Poets (editors@footballpoets.org)

To help SOS click ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/FootballPoets –
click here: Football Poets on Facebook

Footbal Poets on Facebook Launched March 2012

Let’s reach 1000 to help our appeal for financial support / funding.
Aside from people looking at our new pages of those 159: 50 are ‘football poet’ ‘Likers’ (just some of those who contribute with their poems here regularly) .Those Football Poets who’ve clicked ‘Like’ so far …(MORE PLEASE!)..are :
Alan McKean, Christian Wach, Christopher T George (USA) Crispin Thomas (Editor), Dachlan Cartwright, Daniel McDonagh (Canada), Daniel Nice, Darren O’Keefe (Ireland), Dennis ‘Just Dennis’ Monaghan, Dennis Swift, Don Mullan, Eddie Gibbons , Emdad Rahman, Emily Williams, Gacina Galles (Southern France) , Greg Freeman, Harry Owen (S.Africa), Jim Dolbear, Jimmy Whelan, Joanna Ginger, Jools Hampton, Ken Bushell, Keith Armstrong, Kevin Halls, Kevin O’Donaghue, Khadim Hussain, Laijon Liu, Louis Stothard, Mark Merriman, Mike Hopkins (Australia), Nathan Levy, Patrick Osada, Paul Conneally, Paul Phraser (Poor-Phraser) Paul Hatt, Paul Tubb (Ireland), Peter Goulding (Co-Editor/ Ireland), Phil Brennan, Rik Manning, Rosemary Dun, Si Gorin, Simon Icke, Steve Hill , Steve White and Tomas de Faoite.. in addition to all long time friends of the site including Larry (Israel) & Bruce (S.Africa)+ Anna Saunders (Cheltenham Poetry Festival Organiser), Carolyn Findlay (Cheltenham Poetry Festival) & Jim Sells (Premier League Reading Stars/National Literacy Trust.) + Sarah Wardle (Spurs poet in residence)+ loads of good personal friends- but we need loads more ..so please come on !

FOOTBALL POETS ON TWITTER Now with 133 Followers!
Launched March 2012. Tweet us and follow us now at :

We need ALL of your help (there’s a good few thousand of you) to keep this Football Poets website alive by following us on Twitter and Facebook It will help a lot with funding applications and appeals for support.

Thanks to all ‘Followers’ so far. Football Poet ‘followers / tweeters’ who are ‘following’ us so far are: Emdad Rahman, Emily Williams, Alan McKean (poetinthegarret) Rosemary Dun and Kevin Halls. If you tweet anyone about us, please include the shortened Twitter URL link to direct people to the Football Poets website

Source: http://footballpoets.org/news/2012/11/14/save-our-siteupdatefp-on-facebook/