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Imagine

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Imagine there’s no telly…
All games kick off at three.
Three p.m. sharp on a Sat’day,
Just like it used to be.
Imagine hearing all the results
At four forty-five, ooh ooh.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Imagine there’s no Sponsors…
Your Team’s Shirt is not profaned
By Carlsberg or Chang or Fastweb,
Or some other famous name.
Imagine football players
Who are not billboards, ooh ooh.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Imagine there’s no agents
Pocketing a hefty cut
Every time some Judas transfers
To a bigger, richer Club…
Imagine trusty stalwarts
Who don’t break their oaths, ooh ooh.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Imagine it’s mid-August…
Your Team’s Strip looks just the same
As it did the previous Season,
Not one tiny, weeny change.
Imagine all the parents
Not getting ripped off, ooh ooh.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Imagine Third Round F.A. Cup ties –
Big Clubs field their strongest team.
Not a bunch of Youth Side rookies
That before you’d never seen…
Imagine this great Competition
Treated with respect, ooh ooh.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Imagine there’s no Chairmen
Whose sole driving force is greed,
Plotting with the Media Moguls
To set up a Euro-League…
Imagine this fair game of football
Run by fans for fans, ooh ooh.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 You’re dead right, I’m just a Dreamer.
Indeed, I’m the only one.
I know there’s fat chance that you’ll join me,
So I’ll dream, dream on alone…

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 30/3/06
Denys E. W. Jones

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Notes

This is a re-working of a song by John Lennon entitled Imagine.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/imagine-4/