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Give us Back Our Game

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 one, two, three, four ….
ev’rybody’s talking about
pages and pages
of pressure on kids
to make the big stages
megabucks and wages
the young and teen-ages
what about real skills
alleyways to muddy hills ?
All we are saying is give back our game
All we are saying is give back our game

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Ev’rybody’s talking about
big cars and superstars
Armagh to Zanzibar
underneath the crossbar
blah blah and caviar
dads on the touchline
screaming out all the time
kids just wanna play
let ’em do it their way
All we are saying is give back our game
All we are saying is give back our game

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Everbody keeps saying
what a shame about the game
why can’t it be the same
no-one wants to take the blame
give us back street games
muddy lanes by the drains
up the road and down again
do your best..express
just like Davey Becks
no need to get stressed
just play that’s the best
All we are saying is give back our game
All we are saying is give back our game

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Wayne Rooney Joey Cole
used walls for a goal
Ronaldinho found his feet
playing football in the street
no refs no rules
every day so cool
All we are saying is give back our game
All we are saying is give back our game

Inspired by Paul Cooper of Give Us Back Our Game…(and John Lennon ) check out
Give Us Back Our Game and take part in the 4X4 Fun day June 15-17…

Did you know you can get fined for playing football in the street in Blackpool? Promotion is one thing, but what would Sir Stanley say?

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Plato

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw

“People say kids are getting too much football.That’s not right. They’re getting too little football, but what they are getting is too much pressurised football. They play with their schools and clubs and have adults screaming at them from the sidelines. They only play in front of parents and coaches and don’t play on their own where they can learn from their own mistakes. If you’re dribbling and get kicked on the shins you say to yourself it’s about time I passed now, or your team mates will say ‘Oi, greedy guts, give us a pass.’ That’s the way to learn.”
Gordon Strachan (Celtic Manager)

“A great pianist doesn’t run around the piano or do push ups with the tops of his fingers. To be great, he plays the piano. He plays all his life and being a footballer is not about running, push-ups or physical work generally. The best way to be a great footballer is to play.”
Jose Mourinho (Chelsea Manager)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/give-us-back-our-game/