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Football (We love it)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Football, we love it, we would watch it all day long
24 hours a day on telly, how could that be seen as wrong?
We would give up almost everything, to see our favourite game
But we have to sleep at some stage, it really is a shame

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 It’s not just us normal folk, who really the love the sport
The game is watched by royalty, at least that’s what we’re taught
It’s watched in places like Burundi, Kiribati and Peru
And even in Antarctica, ‘sky sports’ will bring a game to you

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The real beauty of ‘footie’, is it’s open to one and all
You just need a place to play and something resembling a ball
A pair of rolled up socks, an old tin can, even a cabbage will do
A set of ‘nets’, maybe a referee, and of course a player or two!

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The game’s been played since time began, and not that much has changed
Apart from the offside rule, which is constantly re-arranged
Two teams, two kits, a football ‘pitch’, and most importantly a ball
Are all the ingredients required to play, the greatest game of all

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 From Accrington to Zanzibar and all the places in between
You will find a football ‘fanatic’ that is crazy for their team
From Premiership to Blue Square Prem to a Sunday Football Club
You can debate every minute of every game, with a pint down at the pub

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Because after all that’s where they are, the best players ever seen
Sat in their armchairs, or in the pub, discussing what might have been
With their ‘ifs and ands’, their ‘rights and wrongs’ and many other cases
That ‘diving cheat’ and ‘world’s best player’ is not fit to tie their laces

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 It’s a funny old game, a game of two halves, where’s your father referee?
It’s more important than life and death, well at least it is to me
When all said and done we love the game, through ecstasy and sorrow
But the greatest thing about football is, there’s another game tomorrow!

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Notes

great poem Phil ..and good to have you as a friend at Football Poets on MySpace too..

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/football-we-love-it/?shared=email&msg=fail