Behind The Ball
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Analysts of football matches often say that all
The men in the defending team have “got behind the ball.”
Am I right to think this is as daft as it could be?
To show you why I do, I offer an analogy:
If you walk towards a door and there is someone in your way,
Is he behind you, or in front of you? Now, which would you say?
It would be very puzzling if you said ‘Behind,’
So surely it can not be thought that I am being unkind
In believing that the commentators are not talking sense
When saying the same thing about a football team’s defence.
I’m going to my garden now. I’m going to prune a tree.
The saw is stored inside my shed; the door’s in front of me!
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