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Bobble Hats

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Where did they go, those bobble hats
That used to match our scarves
It’s fully expected that fans were affected
By eager knitters making garb of two halves
(three sleeves and four fingers)

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Dropped stitches on woolly pitches
Dropped points all over the show
It started as a scarf but covered all eventualities
With the aid of a yard of Velcro

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Bobble hats on every head
Pom-poms wobbled to cheer a lead
Every Christmas a bobble hat
A winter warmer, yes indeed

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Granny knitted a hat for everyone
Except that is for me
I wore something on my head
It used to keep warm the tea

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 It had a slit to let the handle through
Which came in handy so that I could breathe
A spout hole for the eye in the back of my head
And “Home Sweet Home” in the weave

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 No beanies, no bonnets, no jester hats
Bobble hats replaced the old flat caps
Stewards all but replaced the bobbies too
Those authoritative, statuesque respected chaps
(the bobbies obviously, not the stewards)

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Real proper Bobbies had tall helmets to wear
What was under their hat? We were stupid enough to ask
Risking a clip round the ear hole
We thought it was sandwiches and a flask

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 But no, in those days before the internet
Before “Love Story” spawned endless rom-coms
Policeman were just like us under their helmets
They wore knitted hats topped off with pom-poms

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Notes

Lots of bobbly pitches but no bobble hats.

No more seven foot tall bobbies appearing before the final whistle – just stewards trained in Sit Down Shut Up Now Clear Orf.

bobby = police officer

Editorial note: Agreed and here-here! . It’s virtually impossible today to get hold of a classic bobble hat . I’ve tried on ebay for a classic striped one for five years (as you do).and everwhere on t’internet … they’ve always got some rubbish logo on. OK you can get light blue or pink baby ones for yuor kids and beanies are just too cool..i’ve got my old scarf no problem , but no matching bobble hat.. Buit thanks for the great poem.. On the seriously sls side – if anyone knows where i can get a blue and white strpied one please email.me. Apologies fro mentioning the B word (blue) to to all you reds , black and white , orange, green, yellow and sky blue fans..(did i miss a colour out?)Crispin

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/bobble-hats/