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The Away End – Champions League Night

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 left home early just to make the game
all of the regulars have made it here the same
recognise ev’ry face but couldn’t place a name
in the Away End

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 place starts taking off in the kick around
Anfield’s a cauldron a fiery old ground
atmosphere is heaving listen to the sound
in the Away End

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 some wear old kits some sport the new
flags banners badges weird hats too
feels a lot safer being here with you
in the Away End

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 me and Nick twirling scarves the European way
big bloke behind me singin’ songs of yesterday
‘One Man Went To Mow’ ‘Away Away Away’
In the Away End

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 one down already and five minutes gone
but we keep singing like’s nothing’s goin’ wrong
you gotta score to win things so just keep on
in the Away End

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 ninety minutes 3-1 up we go insane
Landlord is crying can you feel the pain?
wish we there though it isn’t quite the same
in the away end ……OF THE PUB !

True story..Two screens – one each end. We had the “Away End” in the pub ..but selflessy shared it with 4 very quiet and well behaved Liverpool fans. (Unsegregated!)! Normally we’re totally outnumbered by Man U ,Liverpool and Arsenal fans … and it’s usually just me and Rick and Nick lost in seas of red . But last night all the old Stroud-West London exiled Chelsea fans crawled out of the woodwork at The Market Tavern, Stroud . The songs just lifted the roof off. Rick Manning, would-be-poet extraordinaire ) bless him , even brought in special ‘RESERVED -CHELSEA’ signs for the seats and bar stools!. So this poem is about our own Away End of the Pub complete with flags and scarves. Thanks Dale (Landlord ). Still looking for a spare for the second leg..anyone?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-away-end-champions-league-night/