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FINAL WHISTLE

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Who’s the biggest team in the Black Country now?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Hand in hand with the Palace fans,
doing the conga across the centre circle;
a small lad volleying a huge beach ball
into the Smethwick End goal;
my mate screaming at me
that he’d managed to touch Saint Bob Taylor.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The crowd are on the pitch, they know it’s all over;
chants of ‘Boing Boing’
and ‘Megson is God’/ ‘Megson for Prime Minister’,
people in the stands on mobile phones
calling every single person they know.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Heaven is draped in blue and white today….
The Black Country doesn’t feel so black anymore.

WBA 2 Crystal Palace 0.
Sheffield Wednesday 2 Wolves 2
Albion seal promotion to the Premier League at the expense of Wolves; who then lose in the Play-Offs. The sweetest of days….

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/final-whistle-3/