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Dying?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 So the Millers from Rotherham
may be no more;
what a sad indictment of
our national game.
A microcosm of society:
the rich get richer
whilst the poor get poorer.
Chelsea’s millions mere drops
in the ocean,
loose change in the pockets
of a Russian billionaire.
Millers haemorrhaging money
so fast the well is running dry.
Over a hundred years
of history slipping
through the fingers
of locals who live,
breathe and bleed Rotherham.
All genuine football fans
hoping, praying they survive;
once the dam breaks
cracks could appear everywhere –
could be our turn next.

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Notes

Aldershot was the last team to go out of the Football League, but the spectre of bankruptcy etc is very real for many professional football clubs. As a Swindon Town fan I am only too aware how close we have been to oblivion in the last few years. Good luck to Rotherham!!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/dying/