He Want’s To Go? Then Let Him.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 He’s kissing our shirt
Ploughing furlongs though hurt
Waving his fist in the air
We shouted his name
During indifferent games
Letting him know that we cared.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Through his trail in a court
We were there with support
He’s innocent until proven guilty
Concocted feeble excuses
As fellow workmates accused us
Of a sense of misguided loyalty.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Hit a bloke with a glass
What? You’re having a laugh
A trained athlete wouldn’t do such a thing
Chinned that bird on the telly
After far too much bevvy
What Red Top comic did yer read that one in?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Then comes the move
As they’re all prone to do
A career at the top is too short
He’ll earn ten times more dough
With that mob down the road
That’s the nature of football….our sport.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 When the new season starts
There’ll be some broken hearts
Still wearing the shirt bears his name
New names come, old ones go
Disappear like thawed snow
The fleet footed Gods of our game.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 As the team takes the field
Pre first game, it’s revealed
In the seats, he was keen for a move
You conflab with yer mates
“He could have been one of the greats
Oh well I’m looking forward to this season…ain’t you?”

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 When that first whistle blows
And them butterflies float
As necks crane to digest all the action
“What his name?” “I’ve forgot”
“Couldn’t live with this lot”.
He’s old news, like a shell-suit….embarrassing.



This poem is about all those players we loved and loathed, and what happens to them in our eyes when they go off and leave us after we stood by them in their hour of need. The incidents mentioned are not aimed solely at JT, just some footballers in general.

I’ve been avidly following the JT story and you know what? I don’t care if he stays or if he goes, it’s the club I follow that concerns me, and if they decide to take the dough and sell Terry so be it.

We’ll get someone to take his place, welcome the new face in and get on with it, why? Coz that’s what football fans do, Terry’s been a great servant to our club and may well feel the need for an exciting new challenge with the Eastland Globe Trotters, as for myself I’ve always thought he’d go and eventually join Team Man USA, the team he supports…..anyway.

But hey what do I know?



Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/he-wants-to-go-then-let-him/