Friday, January 25th, 2008
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a swanky coach today
junkyard jalopy tomorrow
money no object for the tie
then it’s back to beg, steal or borrow!
© Clik the mouse, 25th January 2008
I had to smile – in today’s build up, manager Shaun Gale says “”But it can’t be a day trip, we have to treat it like we treat all our games. ”
And then we hear that the team are arriving in style using the England Cricket team’s coach, and training at Man U’s complex!
Good Luck Havant – I reckon everyone in the country bar the red half of Merseyside will be up for you!!
From BBCi :
Liverpool’s Spanish international Xabi Alonso is fascinated by the fact that a Premier League club can face a non-league side in the Cup.
“In Spain you can only play teams up to two divisions below you,” he said.
“But this is all part of the glamour and the prestige that the FA Cup has. This is why it is so interesting.
“It is the oldest football competition in history and it means so much to the supporters in this country.”
Hawks captain Jamie Collins, a 23-year-old schools football coach more accustomed to crowds of 600, will lead his team-mates out alongside Steven Gerrard..
“It’s like a World Cup final for us,” he said. “To get to the fourth round and play Liverpool is a dream come true.”
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9th October 2020 at 8:17 pm
Good to see you are still writing about the ‘Tic. Hope all is good with you.
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4th October 2020 at 9:52 am
So true mate.
You’re certainly not alone in your thinking. I get incensed sometimes.
Aside from the endless and stillwith its -here once labelled Fergie Time moments ,we now have VAR with its far off decisions by supposed ‘neutrals’ .
So …the supposed influenced ‘integrity’ of refs and neutrals favouritism ?
You could tuck it away into some corner and call it yet another football conspiracy theory, (like analyzing and searching to find which teams refs follow and VAR assistant refs (if we knew ) but it still occurs too often for me.
It raises the question is there such a thing a a real neutral. Everyone who watches football definitely supports or has a soft spot for some club however tenuous..
BTW When I was 10 and the Munich Air Crash happened. i (and many at my school in Fulham) was a Chesea fan but took United on as my second lcub for a season through that awfdul time. Now FGR are my life and my team in the next village and i drum (when we get back) on the terrace at 72 with the young kids and scoff vegan pies and get bwind Dale’s green vision for the planet …
Go well Attila and stry safe with your good lady….
18th September 2020 at 5:39 pm
nice one sorting a pic to go with..off to a trial run with several hundfred masked fans v Bradgford at FGR tomorrow
16th September 2020 at 5:51 pm
Sorted! Cheers. SJ
6th September 2020 at 6:23 pm
This message from Ken via the site.
Message: Message for Sharon Jones. I hadn’t been able to contact you as your email seems to have lapsed and would like to know if you still want your Liverpool Christ painting. Let me know if you want it and when you can pick it up from me at 27 Mentmore Road L18 4PU. Hope you are well. Best wishes Ken Storey
6th September 2020 at 6:22 pm
Hi Sharon-PLEASE CONFIRM RECEIVED
This request from Gavin via the site. Can you get back to him please. If you don’t want to do it let me know, I might have a go.
Name: Gavin Blackwell
I am looking to make contact with Sharon Jones to see if can or someone could write a poem from my article The Brutality of life of the football Physio?
29th July 2020 at 9:26 pm
I’ve only just seen your comment about a photo of the gates. I will dig one out.
I’ve still not been to The New Lawn but I do hope to get there one day.
29th July 2020 at 6:41 am
Woohoo….sentiment shared Denys.
I thought the huge No 3 on Chelsea’s new shirts strange enough.
Keep on mate.. C
16th July 2020 at 9:32 pm
thanks for introducing us to a poetic form that we haven’t seen or utilized here!
It sets us an interesting challenge!
16th July 2020 at 5:18 pm
Hi Neil -hope you’re happy with the way it’s laid out. (Thanks Christian). I think from memory, this is the first ever hay(na)ku on Football Poets here on this or the old site in 20 years!
Coincidentally, re C.O.A, Michael Horovitz is very much associated with Stroud and Slad in particular (also the home of Laurie Lee.)
Stroud is where Football Poets as a website began in 2000 and where Michael’s son Adam Horovitz lives. Adam is a fine pastoral and performance poet and a good friend. If you do a search in the search button he does have 4 football poems on here being a Sunderland fan.
Stroud is also close to Forest Green Rovers, who I follow regularly these days, and is also where I am based. I grew up close to Stamford Bridge in London having followed Chelsea for 50 years
Re WBA… Great community club. I worked there several times in the 2000s running anti-racism football poetry workshops with young local school students, as part of their Football In The Community programme