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The Biggest Game Of Their Lives

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 hidden in between all the struggles running round
the highs and the lows going up going down
buried in the small print look what I found
the game of their lives at the old City Ground

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 far from the fury where the big boys strain
miles from Wembley but the passion’s just the same
rising to the challenge and the weaker-sex claim
twenty two women face their biggest game

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 welcome to the Final can you hear the sound?
up here in Nottingham listen to the crowd
twenty five thousand screaming out loud
Arsenal and Leeds girls running out proud

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 so long the underdogs no more second best
keep on trying now never gonna rest
so many women reaching for the test
raising their game from the east to the west

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 come a long way now they’ve come so far
a World Cup in China from the days of Lily Parr*
fifty years banned but they followed that star
making new history and look where they are

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 buried in the small print look what I found
the Women’s Cup Final not in London town
it’s hidden in between all the bigger stuff around
the game of their lives at the old City Ground

Arsenal v Leeds United
The FA Women’s Cup Sponsored by E.ON
The Final 2008
1pm, Monday 5 May 2008
The City Ground, Nottingham Forest FC
Live on BBC One

Editor:OK it’s probably easier and fairer for fans of both sides to be somewhere central..but how come a boy’s under 11’s county final
is being payed at Wembley and not this???!!

* Lily Parr was a legend for the Dick Kerry Ladies who and were formed during the first World War to raise many thousands for charity, attracting huge crowds everywhere they played. .This in spite of the FA banning women’s football from being played on FA affiliated pitches (professional grounds) from 1921 until 1970 . DKL played on regardless until they finally folded in 1967. Essential reading: ‘A League Of The Own’ by Gail Newsham published by Scarlett Press.(available from the National Football Museum, Preston) and ‘The Dick Kerr’s Ladies’ by Barbara Jacobs published by Robinson.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-biggest-game-of-their-lives/