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Sonnet #1; “Fulham, the Selling Club”

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When will it ever come to pass
That we keep in the squad a core of class?
Is it the club, or just the wages?
The same has happened to us for ages.
..Robson was with us for a long, long time,
But we allowed West Brom to take his prime.
Mullery went off down the ‘Lane
To shield the Hammy End from the rain
Sniffer got flogged to pay the rent,
But Frank arrived: and the cash was spent.
Louis Saha, the best in years…..
“We’ll take him cheap”, said Man U “…and Cheers!”
Much the same will happen with Moussa..
We help the rest, and stay the loser.

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Notes

Lots of reasons to sell players…even covering the Hammersmith End terraces was a reason to sell a young Alan Mullery !….maybe one day we won’t be a club who sells its talent so easily…?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/sonnet-1-fulham-the-selling-club/