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A New Breed Of Hooligan? (I Hope To God Not)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Sat on a train in North London
On me way home from watching the chaps
Looked up shocked as these two well spoken young ones
Re-lived the buzz of this fight at “The Match”.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 With accents a good school had fashioned
In clothes maybe cost a weeks wage
They never once mentioned the thrills or the action
Their faces contorted in rage.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Spoke of a tear-up at Selhurst
The hoodlums, the crews and the fights
Kinda weird to hear such an out of place outburst
From two middle class boys so polite.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Knew every crew, the who’s fighting with who
The rows that they’d seen at what match
T’was like I was back in the days of the zoo
Amongst terraced animals primed to attack.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Is it cool to turn up at “The Football”
Of a Saturday with the sole aim to fight?
If it is then please God save us all
From the public schooled yob and his like.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Amazed I kept listening and hearing
About West Country teams and fierce brawls
As I got off at my stop, what was sickening was?
Those middle class mockneys….

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Never uttered a word on “The Football”.

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Notes

A true and pretty weird story this.

I’ve heard and witnessed a lot of weird stuff at football matches on my journeys over the years, I’ve been going but this really does takes the biscuit for weirdness.

These two kids obviously from well to do families were just so in to the…trouble that goes on at the games, no matter what the police or the clubs say, there’s still an element albeit away from the ground who go to the football just to have a fight and always have done.

That they’re sixteen or seventeen and well educated is I what I find kinda worrying, have they not seen on TV what can happen when this kind of thing gets out of hand in the streets surrounding our football stadia in this country?

Then again maybe they have and that’s the high for them?

Well weird.

Peace

Kev.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-new-breed-of-hooligan-i-hope-to-god-not/