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Orange leather footballs in the snow

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Orange leather footballs in the snow,
when struck with force from some attacker’s toe,
would sting but you could never let it show.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 1 Arctic troughs could change the status quo
and games that went ahead would always go
with orange leather footballs in the snow.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Orange leather footballs in the snow
have often laid a poor defender low
when suffering a point-bank, volleyed blow.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Half-time Bovril, warming hands, sipped slow
would make the cheeks of chilly children glow
like orange leather footballs in the snow.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Orange leather footballs in the snow
spent many matches pinging to and fro,
for anyone with any sense would know

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 that snow-clad pitches always used to slow
the daisy cutters, so no-one kept low
those orange leather footballs in the snow.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Yes, orange leather footballs in the snow
were conjured with by Greavesie, Best and co
at temperatures of five or six below,

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 a normal sight, just forty years ago
yet nowadays, alas, you will see no
bright orange leather footballs in the snow.

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Notes

Apologies for sounding like an old f***, but imagine the guffawing if Ron Yeats or Chopper Harris had taken to the pitch wearing tights or gloves!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/orange-leather-footballs-in-the-snow/