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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16th February 2019 at 12:54 pm
Much appreciated Dachlan, even more so from a Toffee 🙂
My Dad was a scouse red through and he married into a family of die- hard blue-noses!
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15th February 2019 at 8:53 am
What s superb poet you are Sharon! This from a Toffee.
13th February 2019 at 4:21 pm
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13th February 2019 at 4:13 pm
I’m somewhat envious that you have this ahead of you! Crispin made my son’s first game special beyond compare when he arranged for the Forest Green Rovers stadium announcer to welcome him to the New Lawn at half time. For as long as I live I’ll remember the look on my son’s face as he heard his name echoing around the ground. Thanks for reminding me just how important these events are.
13th February 2019 at 4:04 pm
I’m 110% with you on this. Spot on.
12th February 2019 at 1:52 pm
such a beautiful poem – one I wish I’d written. Thanks for sharing.
12th February 2019 at 11:23 am
It is a beautiful poem indeed.
11th February 2019 at 12:19 pm
This is such a beautiful poem Simon and incredibly moving. Thanks for posting this.
30th January 2019 at 7:44 pm
Well in Crispin.
27th January 2019 at 2:54 pm
I went to see Cefn Druids play in a cup game back in 2007. What a lovely club they are. There are a group of lads who went to Exeter Uni years ago and one day they decided to find a football club where the ground was the hardest to get to from Exeter, Cefn Druids it was, and they have a reunion once a year since that first game many moons ago!