Standing room only?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I’d like to have my say
on the sit or stand debate:
football grounds are now all seater;
another form of theatre.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Terracing has gone forever
and I really don’t know whether
we will ever stand in rain
or lean on favourite barrier again.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But neither should the fans sit silent,
standing doesn’t mean we’re violent.
When our team attacks the opposition;
when the ref makes a bad decision;
when midfielder wins fifty fifty;
when star player does something nifty
I want to stand and shout and bawl,
want to give it everything, my all.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Authorities throughout the land
simply must understand
that when a winning goal goes in
you really have to stand and sing.
Winning is such a joyous feeling,
such a release, so cleansing, healing,
that polite applause whilst in one’s seat
is not like standing, not one bit.


You don’t have to stand ALL the time, but at Swindon’s County Ground I spend much of the game out of my seat to exhort my team to greater heights. Nothing wrong with that surely?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/standing-room-only/