Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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Messi, in a deadlock of defenders
unpicks, unlocks, unleashes
a devastating double
that leaves the likes of Houdini and Blane
scratching their heads
© Clik the mouse, 12th March 2013
inspired by last night’s comeback by Barcelona in the Champions League Last 16.
They were 2-0 down from the first leg to AC Milan, with no away goal and a defence that has been leaking goals lately.
But the mercurial Mr Messi wriggled free of the straight-jacketing defenders within 5 minutes, to set Barcelona up for a stirring match.
Then just before half time, from the same position, surrounded by defenders, he added a second.
And had a hand in their fourth.
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9th April 2017 at 9:21 pm
Hi Graham – I’m really pleased to see that you’re annotating your poems verse-by-verse. Did you know you can also highlight a bit of text in a verse and comment on that? Hover over this comment to see what I highlighted.
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9th April 2017 at 9:10 pm
Not forgetting folk hero Robin Friday who started a now commonplace trend by kissing a policeman after scoring against Rochdale in 1975
“The policeman looked so cold and fed up standing there that I decided to cheer him up a bit,” he explained.
7th April 2017 at 1:29 pm
Yes. We played footy in the street, and Peter Lorimer (not me) broke the window-pane at number twenty-eight. Kenneth Wolstenholme was particularly impressed, and Leeds meet Chelsea in the semi-final.
6th April 2017 at 12:03 pm
Great imagery Alex…
Playing in the street….grumpy neighbours..I go back to my old fifties Wharfdale Street , just off the Ifield Road sometimes Alex.
It’s barely a bright tennis ball’s throw from Stamford Bridge.We’d play for hours across that little street , stopping only for Remo’s ice cream van. So few car back then. I remember mad scores like 53-41 .
We’d often play til it was so dark, we couldn’t see that little yellow ball anymore sometimes..
The marking on the old brick wall in streets now lined with cars 24 x 7 are faint… but still there.
4th April 2017 at 3:10 pm
A touching tribute to a quaint old ground, with its compact pitch and small white gable.
3rd April 2017 at 2:13 pm
Many thanks Graham pleased you enjoyed it.Had a great day yesterday at Wembley as we beat Oxford in Checkatrade Trophy Final.Okay not the biggest competition in football,but for us it is better than nowt.I was there in 87 when we won the FACup so to go back 30 years later was special.We’re going down with a smile on our long suffering faces !
31st March 2017 at 5:49 pm
31st March 2017 at 10:46 am
Brilliant Graham , please feel free to do a cartwheel on my behalf.
30th March 2017 at 1:45 pm
The poetry of adversity. Flowers watered by our tears. Thanks for a great poem Kevin.
30th March 2017 at 1:41 pm
A wonderful poem. Profound and heartfelt.