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Fogged if You Do Fogged if You Don’t

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 you run the ‘gamut’ Rovers
upon this hill so high
you never know if rain or snow
or fog will wander by
and so it was on nights like this
with no wish to be bitter
you know that if it had gone on
we could have ‘mist’ a sitter

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 it’s hard to be a referee
to stand up like a man
I never felt that it would clear
as soon as it ‘ve gan’
our keeper stood out warming up
much clearer than you’d think
but then again you have to say
he was in fluoro pink!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 It’s tough to blame the man in black*
or climate change this time
sometimes it seems it has to be
you can’t pump in sunshine
he ‘ummed ‘and ‘ahhed’ in our back yard
the banter grew and grew
and turned to munchies and to food
as banter oft will do
and if ‘gammon’ or if ‘gam off’
the will he or the won’t ?
it’s always true – fogged if you do
you’re still fogged if you don’t

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I couldn’t see my drum stick
i couldn’t understand
i couldn’t see my own coffee
clutched there within my hand
nor could I see my mate James Bee
but of one thing I’m sure
‘our Jim was singing to himself
“I’m not seeing anymore”
and though I knew not were he was
I shouted back somehow
and I replied like Johnny Nash
‘I Can’t See Clearly Now’
 

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 as fog rolled in I cried to Jim
from deep down in n my soul
“at times like this if this persists
I‘d love a nice Fog Roll!
and right away I said to Clay
who stood there as you do
it’s fine that you be next to me
but I just can’t see you !

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 and when at last the game was off
with all our hopes bereft
“is there a new date (slice) arranged?”
asked Andrew as we left
but as I turned to make reply
he vanished and was gone
a phantom fan lost in the gloom
and answer came there none

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Notes

Forest Green Rovers 0-0 Mansfield
Fully ‘Fogged’ New Lawn Jan 18 2022 EFL League 2.
( Abandoned after 4 mins play and various 10 and 15 minuite delays due to fog.)
* ref was actually in purple…. but a tricky rhyme .

Heartfelt feelings and commiserations to the hundreds of Stags fans, who we couldn’t quite see, but who made a long wasted journey here and no doubt a long foggy journey back.

With huge thanks for the puns to Clay Sinclair, James Bee, Jacqueline Dench Stuart Butler ,Bob Fry Aron Sidney Davis-Brown, Stuart Radford and all who commented on the night with chants and for their puns after the game on our ”Football Gone Rogue’ page on |faceboolk (Come and join us) at:
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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/fogged-if-you-do-fogged-if-you-dont/