A Change I Find Hard To Digest.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I might be an ould one who pines for days past:
When sliced Hovis were toasted on fire,
Or along the Kings Road after bunking off class
Watched Peter Osgood dump cloggers in mire.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Saw the wondrous Banks who was fearless
George Cohen who excelled down the road
Bobby Moore the doyen so admired by his peers
Exude a coolness and class rarely shown.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I yearn for The World Cups of days past
When the Dutch played a whole different game
Or Platini, Giresse and Tigana
Descended of the great Juste Fontaine.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Paul Brietner, Gerd Mueller, Uwe Seeler
Franz Beckenbaur or Oliver Kahn
Maradona is his heyday was peerless
Before he knocked in that chance with his arm.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I’ve sat back impressed as an elfin George Best
Tore Ron (Chopper) Harris to shreds
Or looked on in awe as a stunned Denis Law
Sent United through the trap door of dread.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 I’ve seen some wonderful games, infinite names
Score goals made me heart miss a beat
Watched Johann Cryuff do “that turn” at our place
You had to be there to actually believe it.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Now there’s talk of five referee’s, goal line technology
Celery being banned at The Bridge
A cap on player’s wages, fresh meat pies and savouries
Skinny latte’s, with fans drinking Bovril to cease.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Hotdogs with onions are gorne, sushi and quorn
Is the new fare for us punters to relish?
Don’t changes make you sick, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it
Like the frying onions on match days I cherish.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 So great change is a coming, to the game we all love
A new ball please, or why must one pass?
But what bothers me more than any of the above
Is why The BBC put out Motson and Davies to grass?


Judging by the quality of commentator from the few televised matches I’ve caught during this World Cup, these two doyens of the microphone and quick football quip at the ready are sorely missed.



Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-change-i-find-hard-to-digest/