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Football in the Winter

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Floodlights on in the afternoon
snow glistening on the pitch
a bright orange ball.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Cigar smoke wafting through the air
the tannoy blasting out the Beatles
small kids clicking their rattles.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Crowds packed in tight
cold feet being stamped on terraces
trying hard to keep warm.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A chap serving hot soup
outside another selling badges
from a large board.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Players not wearing gloves
many with sleeves rolled up
this is a mans game.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Football in the raw
on rock hard pitches
and icy conditions.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Trip down memory lane
football in the winter
at Highfield Road.

I used to love football matches at our old ground in the winter they seemed to be exciting especially as a young lad.Snow on the pitch and heaps of it piled up around the sides,and played with an orange ball it was magical. Boxing day games were the best though when it was wintry as I’d have my new rattle to show off ! great days.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/football-in-the-winter/