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It’s Christmmmaaaassss!!!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Christmas is a busy time
For our football teams
With snow and mud and frozen pitch
No sign of peppermint cremes

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The players struggle to keep their feet
In boots of many tints
Tottering under the weight of snood
Gloves, hat and ego-splint

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Us fans don’t have it easy
Sitting high up in the stands
Wondering how we’re going shift
The pile of lemon meringues

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 We’ve had to eat a mound of turkey
Three pounds of Brussels Sprouts
We’ve added Alka Seltzer
We’re beginning to have doubts

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 We’re remembering the trifle
Dates, nuts and box of figs
The bumper tin of Quality Street
And the blankets wrapped round pigs

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The tub of Cheese Footballs (hurrah!)
The pork and cranberry pie
Aunties homemade chutney
Which burnt a hole in my glitter tie

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 We’re remembering our promise
To keep toys stocked with batteries
Regretting the pints of shandy
Which led to ridiculous flattery

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 The Boxing Day sales are in full force
So is flu and dreaded in-laws
The saucepan set that cost twenty notes
Hasn’t gone down well indoors

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 So our wish to Father Christmas
Each year it is the same
Whatever else Christmas brings us
Please bring us lots of games

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Wishing all football fans, FPs and everyone who believes in Father Christmas a Merry Christmas of joy, peace and hope. To the rest of you – bah humbug…

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/its-christmmmaaaassss/