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Football’s for Birds

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 FOOTBALL’S FOR BIRDS

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Every Saturday is filled with birdsong
with Throstles at the Hawthorns on the wing;
Eagles will fly high above the Palace
while Sheffield’s Owls keep clear of Bramall Lane.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Canaries set a top cook’s heart a-flutter;
Bold Robins strut their stuff across the leagues;
Harriers revered in Kidderminster,
at Spurs a cockerel crows above the stands.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Leeds was once the home for Owls and Peacocks
and Linnets greet the faithful at Kings Lynn;
Bluebirds soaring over Cardiff’s city —
but Gulls and Seagulls make a fearful din.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Graceful Swans were such a revelation,
like Blackcats stalking Magpies at The Toon;
eyried Liverbirds above their city
know Anfield’s crowds will never walk alone.

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Notes

So many club badges and nicknames are associated with birds… all of these birds fly on match days!
This poem collects together a selection of the familiar and the less-well known birds that give a special identity to so many clubs…

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/footballs-for-birds/