At The Match With Your Dad (1960’s)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 There’s something really special
when you’re just a young lad,
about going to a game
with your football loving dad.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “We’ll win today dad won’t we ?”
of course we will he replied,
“the opposition are rubbish
they’re a really poor side. ”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 So in the ground we both go
pop and crisps before the match,
my fathers drinking beer
and eating a burger batch.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I’m feeling really excited
got a rattle in my hand,
we usually go on the terraces
but as a treat we’re in the stand.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The crowd starts to sing
as the players come out,
“come on you Sky Blues ”
all us City fans do shout.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Our team is really good
upfront and at the back,
and from the kick off
they go on the attack.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 George Hudson scores a goal
he’s my favourite player by far,
then he bangs in another
and with a header hits the bar.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 We’re three up at half -time
my dad goes off for a wee,
he returns with some food
and two plastic cups of tea.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 The second half is just as good
as the passionate crowd do roar,
at the end of the match we’ve won
with my hero Hudson scoring four.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Back then football was magical
what a great time I had,
when as a young boy
I watched games with my dad.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 So all that’s left are memories
some happy and some sad,
but the best times I ever had
was going to the football with my dad.



I was listening to a radio phone in and an Everton fan was saying how good his club are at having lots of kids attending games at Goodison Park,which brought back memories of my club Coventry City when Jimmy Hill was manager as he did the same when it wasn’t as popular as it is now. I loved going with him and as we had a winning team it was even better. I dread to think what he’d say about the state of his beloved club today though, I don’t think he’d be happy and that the language he’d use I couldn’t repeat on here !

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/at-the-match-with-your-dad-1960s/