Let’s Get Our Priority’s Right

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 On the seventh of March, nineteen thirty six
The treaty of Versailles had been trashed
The pact of Locarno was doomed to to be ditched
As the Nazi’s toward the Rhineland made tracks.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 In Yorkshire such events went un-noticed
As most wars are just gains for rich fools
But working class people took umbrage, and mounted a protest
At…. our FA’s decision, to try and call time on ‘The Pools’.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Score draws, away wins, a massive jackpot
Turning over a phenomenal six million a year
Were much more important than some sick Nazi despot
With hardly an interest, in events on the Rhineland raised here.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 As the FA wouldn’t publish their fixture list in advance
Mr Joe Blogg’s in the street went to peices
Was he more interested in next weeks treble chance
Than keeping an eye out for some… Austrian geezer?



Er… really sorry about this eds!

I’m just reading George Orwell’s blinding: The Road To Wigan Pier.

Where Orwell points out that even as far back as 1936, the beautiful game. At least in this country was generating vast amounts of working class money with the interst in legal gambling on the rise, so much so that we may have, as a nation taken our eye’s off the ball (sic) so to speak, with regards to other events taking place in Europe?

Hitler taking steps to re-occupy the Rhineland hardly raises any interest.
Yet our FA trying to quell the football pools sends parts of the country in to mass hysteria.

Weird or what?



Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/lets-get-our-prioritys-right/