¶ 1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Please read the SOS footballpoets.org site ‘Save Our Site’ appeal below – written by one of our original team poets: Simon Icke asking for financial support to not only save footballpoets.org but hopefully to also raise enough funds to modernise it, re-launch it, and perhaps be able to fund a part time paid webmaster and much more.
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The Football Poets site, which is 12 years old now, has been struggling for some time. The site is extremely large and written in old technology (ASP) and currently houses 28,000 submissions. We have to look at a complete re-vamp in order for the site to survive. We carry the cost of annual hosting, but other than that there is no budget for anything. All suggestions welcome, email
Crispin Thomas / The Football Poets
¶ 4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “S.O.S. ( Save Our Site) Calling all football/soccer poets, football fans and people interested in promoting literacy and poetry, especially linking poetry with a subject they love; Football! Football! Football!.. this is the world’s original and by far the largest football poetry web site. It has received thousands of entries over the years and hundreds of thousands of unique visitors to the site; it is loved by Football poets worldwide and thousands of poems from the site have been filed for safe keeping by the British Library.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 This is a grass roots poetry initiative that has survived for 12 years without funding from any source and it now deserves the support of government and commercial organisations in order to survive, in fact anyone who might be interested in Football or poetry or both; like thousands of people who already value and contributed to this football poetry site in the past. It would be a massive loss to both football and to grass roots poetry if this website were to fold due to lack of funding.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Please contact Crispin Thomas (one of the original creators and editors of this website) direct if you can offer any advice or support or at least know others who might be interested in coming to their rescue.”13