Thursday, June 22nd, 2006
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How many times
shall we see
on the flickering screen?
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Now I wouldn’t wish
a swift and barbaric retribution
on those deft digits
but what I would like to see
coming out on stilts
© Clik the mouse, 22nd June, 2006
20 years ago today. Incredible to believe.
22nd June 1986.
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26th March 2019 at 10:16 am
As a child I drew crowds; row upon row,
fifteen thousand little circles for the fans,
such a great line…bewcause we all did…and golaposts nets and floodlights too…
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25th March 2019 at 11:39 am
Thanks for the love
1st March 2019 at 11:35 am
Thank you, great story.
Thank you and thanks for the share
1st March 2019 at 11:34 am
28th February 2019 at 4:26 pm
Poem & save!
We got our first colour tv for that Mexico World Cup.
The best ever as far as I’m concerned, on so many levels.
27th February 2019 at 11:57 am
So many great lines here Nicholas ..and a big welcome to Football Poets. Keep on and more please.
I’m really interstged to know where you live now…and which period you lived and played in – in S.Africa and where? I lived there during apartheid long before Mandela’s release – running a New Age clothing shop on Claremont Cape Town 1972-1979 (as you do!) Now I still perform poetry live and drum on the terraces with a New Age (Vegan) club in League Two (and the next village) Forest Green . Keep on my friend. C
27th February 2019 at 11:50 am
So many great lines here Nicholas. More please. A big welcome to Football Poets. What period did you live and play in S.Africa and where?. I lived in Joburg and Cape Town during aprtheid 1972-1979. Keep on.
23rd February 2019 at 8:21 am
As Phil Tuffnell would say on Question of Sport :
“Good shout John!”