Life Begins in Watford

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I’ve been logged out of my own life
and can’t remember the combination
of words and numbers to get back in.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 So thank you to the Brentford fan
who told the story of a city trader’s
ten years devoted to football
decided upon during a huge deal
in which he mapped out training routines
for a youth team session that evening.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 A ninety percent salary cut
to live what couldn’t be a dream
pitching up in Watford, could it?



This refers to Mark Warburton’s career change from investment banker to football manager, culminating (so far) in a promotion to the Championship and beginning with voluntary work with a youth team in Watford.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/life-begins-in-watford/