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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11th May 2020 at 11:11 am
what a fabulous poem!
It captures the essence of non-league football, and the travel involved to and from matches.
“Gathering on a Thames island for a sing-song”: possibly Eel Pie Island back in the 60s or 70s, a local venue that I never went to, but watched recently on a documentary.
I’ll count myself as one of these few Met fans!
I played on saturdays (SAL), but pre or post our season, I’d be supporting the Blues / football.
Given my ‘manor’, I’d be at either:
Stamford Bridge, or
Imber Court, or
the Beveree (for Hampton, as was – now Hampton and Richmond Borough).
Imber Court holds a lot of fond memories for our family – it’s where we went on a regular basis to let off steam. I could cycle there safely with pals any time I wanted.
I watched Wimbledon champions in their early days there (venue for Junior qualifiers);, watched Chelsea train there for one pre-season (and grabbed a left behind sweaty shirt! Still have it – and yes, washed!).
Dad wasn’t much of a fan generally, but he joined me as we watched his friends and colleagues play, so a bonding time for the both of us.
My sister had her wedding reception there, and we had my mother’s funeral reception there earlier this year.
So your poem brought back some very touching personal memories, I thank you profusely for that.
But again, in itself, it is a great poem.
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27th January 2020 at 7:10 pm
The website is actually called Goal Nets and Stanchions.
13th January 2020 at 4:27 pm
Please insert after line 15 “Where life was hard and occasionally brutal”
10th January 2020 at 3:19 pm
I meant to write 4th round. Oops !
23rd December 2019 at 3:07 pm
I loved all Mishi’s poems!
His passion shone through so brightly.
Every club needs a Mishi.
God Rest His Soul.
21st December 2019 at 10:24 am
Welcome to Football Poets Tony. More please! Keep on.
10th December 2019 at 11:47 pm
Hi Denys, it’s great to have another Toffee posting on Footy Poets. I haven’t contributed for some time, but if you click my name you’ll find some Everton poems going back several years.
Yes, now we’re all made up about the Chelsea result. And the return of the team spirit. And the two strikers formation.
21st November 2019 at 10:11 am
Thank you Al and Welcome to Football Poets..
Too often in the shadow and wake of Hillsborough, Bradford and Heysel, your powerful and emotive lines remind us of a tragic day when 66 died and many more were injured at Ibrox .
4th November 2019 at 9:51 am
great three lines Alex…table football..says it all
16th October 2019 at 10:50 pm
Kev….. the Rev, of that place that rhymes with Les Fridge!