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Re-United And It Feels So Good!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Dad and me went to ‘The Football’,
We had bovril, meat pies and hot dogs
Dad went to visit the boys room,
And told me “Don’t move from this spot”

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I waited ages outside, with tears in my eyes
Loudspeakers told the fans I was lost
A nice copper took me down to the stewards room
With the other whose dads had forgot

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 That they’d taken their kids
To watch a match at ‘The Bridge’
Then managed somehow to mislay them
Before days proceedings had even…. kicked-off!

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Me and dad were tearfully re-united
Beneath the stands, as the two teams came out
We were sad, but then became highly excited
At the prospect of us being there, was really about

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Me dad nearly lost me at ‘The Football’
Mum almost did the same at ‘The Shops’
If your parents are anything like these two are,
I’d be scared to take those baby reins off

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 So a big hand for the stewards and coppers,
The loudspeakers that tell of lost little fans
Where to go, how to get them back, right quick and proper
So you and your dad can feel safe in such hands!

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Notes

There seems to a be a couple of these on the tannoy at most home games, these days. It was even more scary when the crowds were enormous and you were at a ground that you’d never been to before.

Me dad,when he first came over from Ireland and before he was married, was a floating fan, who went to all the London stadiums on his own to watch the various clubs, I think that when he started to take me, he thought’s were exactly the same….that he was still on his own!

He knew all the best underground stations and buses to get away from packed grounds that were literally churning thousands of fans out, into busy, crowded London streets.

He still says, even to this day, when he hasn’t been to a game for a long while that ” Tottenham’s White Hart Lane, and Arsenal’s Highbury were the hardest grounds in this country to get to and away from for the travelling fan”. Not much changed there then except the Arsenal grounds name!

peace

kev.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/re-united-and-it-feels-so-good-2/