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Mammoth Goals

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Thirty thousand years ago, when Man was still a child,
Football was quite primitive and played out in the wild.
Technology was not advanced: no timber could be planed,
So mammoths came in handy, as researchers have explained.
They’d tie a mammoth to the goal line, for it had been found,
When standing sideways, ‘twas the finest goal there was around.
His legs were used as goalposts, and his belly was the bar,
Which, as it happened, formed a goalmouth most spectacular.
There was just one small problem, for the mammoth was so woolly,
That the contours of the goalposts were not defined quite fully.
Sometimes when someone took a shot, the hairs would start to fly
If a football with extraordinary velocity brushed by.
And commentators, even then, when they became engrossed,
Would raise their voice with passion when a shot just shaved the post.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/mammoth-goals/