Friday, October 16th, 2009
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used to be part of a team
that was implored
by boss and fans
to “Put ’em under Pressure!”
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now the ball
is firmly on the other foot
and there’ll be a certain sense
from many back in Cheshire
© Clik the mouse, 16th October 2009
Roy Keane, under immense pressure as Ipswich Town Manager – rooted firmly at the foot of the Championship at the time of writing.
“Put ’em under Pressure” – the anthem of Jack Charlton (as Ireland manager) and the Irish fans – it was even turned into a very successful World Cup song.
this poem – prompted not just by his current plight, but because my son was finishing up his school project last night – his subject? Yup, the Mayfield Manc.
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13th January 2020 at 4:27 pm
Please insert after line 15 “Where life was hard and occasionally brutal”
See in context
10th January 2020 at 3:19 pm
I meant to write 4th round. Oops !
23rd December 2019 at 3:07 pm
I loved all Mishi’s poems!
His passion shone through so brightly.
Every club needs a Mishi.
God Rest His Soul.
21st December 2019 at 10:24 am
Welcome to Football Poets Tony. More please! Keep on.
10th December 2019 at 11:47 pm
Hi Denys, it’s great to have another Toffee posting on Footy Poets. I haven’t contributed for some time, but if you click my name you’ll find some Everton poems going back several years.
Yes, now we’re all made up about the Chelsea result. And the return of the team spirit. And the two strikers formation.
21st November 2019 at 10:11 am
Thank you Al and Welcome to Football Poets..
Too often in the shadow and wake of Hillsborough, Bradford and Heysel, your powerful and emotive lines remind us of a tragic day when 66 died and many more were injured at Ibrox .
4th November 2019 at 9:51 am
great three lines Alex…table football..says it all
16th October 2019 at 10:50 pm
Kev….. the Rev, of that place that rhymes with Les Fridge!
23rd September 2019 at 6:39 pm
Lewis Carroll or Andy Carroll?
19th September 2019 at 4:41 pm
with our new website format, we can now all offer suggestions on top of this.
AE Housman or Peter Houseman?
Spike Milligan or Mike Milligan?