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“Promotion Fears”

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Pushing for the play-offs
League table so tight
There are so many fans out there
Who think we’re Conference South by right.
Promotion’s such a big step
Do they really know the score?
All they’ve known is success
And they’re craving for more.
Such a buzz on the terrace
That I cannot deny
But as an old fashioned follower
I’d never call Isthmian League small fry.
A few even laugh at other clubs
For having such small support
I’m not falling into that ‘big, club big time’ mentality
Such a condescending trap
Into which I won’t be caught.
You might think I’m a pessimist
I prefer old school realist fan
The game’s littered with too many clubs
Not mastering the walk before they ran.
If we miss out on the play-offs
Is it really such a fail?
Why is two successive promotions
The grasped for holy grail?
The moral to this story
I’m not sure if there is one
Perhaps I’m just scared of losing
Our support now watching The Hamlet’s fun.

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Notes

(The run in to the end of the season, as my team, Dulwich Hamlet aim to hold onto one of the Ryman League Premier Division play-off spots, for the Conference South, after winning the Division One South title last year. I will take it if it happens, but it’s not the end of the world if we don’t go up…)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/promotion-fears/