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Injury Time

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 This season we’ve been living in injury time
going to games on BT sport or live-stream feed
and watching on aghast as fatalities climb.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Torquay have earned so many points in extra time
because of our players’ refusal to concede
the result, that fans are calling it Gary time.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 In the autumn our team play was simply sublime.
We looked equal to winning the National League
until the numbers on our injury list climbed

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 to include centre-backs, wingers, our number nine,
mid-field and full-backs. Now for promotion we need
two play-off wins, our whole season’s in extra time.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 While social media has spewed out racist slime
and the bigger clubs have demonstrated their greed
ordinary football fans have watched on aghast,

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 grateful they support a club outside the big time
who may, in June, return to the Football League.
This season we’ve been living in injury time
and watching on aghast as fatalities climb.

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Notes

Following Sutton’s win at home to Hartlepool they are Champions of the National League. This means Torquay United will go into the play-offs for promotion to the Football League.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/injury-time-2/