The Glamour Of The Cup!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Dodgy pies, rank french fries
Tepid beer and tea
Banana skins align the way
To Cardiff / Wemberly!!!

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Bonding journeys to the North
New mates that you’ve just met
It could all go belly up of course
If an OG hits yer net

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Abused cos yer a Southerner
On a day trip from the smoke
At fulltime yer the guvnor
To those part-time hearts you broke

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Pitches just like Hackney Marsh
Where it could all go North
After the game you wonder why you worried so?
Cos its the FA Cup of course!

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Hostile home team fans align
A living room size pitch
As millionaire fazed out footballers
Bottles start to twitch

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 These kind of places
Have no airs and graces
Manicures and such like
” You don’t wanna go out there and dig in?”
Then you’d best get on yer bike

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 A postman fighting for the cause
A plumber on the wing
A man who sells you meat most days
Could make the home fans sing

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Corrugated stands house freezing fans
Whose feet stamp on the ground
As the minnows dream of glory
If they get to the next round

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Will the draw be kind to us
Man Yoo at our place?
Or will the dreams that we all had
End in out played, out classed disgrace?

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 MOD exposure
For lower league team stars
Video it for the grand kids
Great fame in local bars

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Last minute winners worth thousands
To struggling Conference sides
Where replays are the icing on the cake
For fans and their teams pride

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Will we get to extra time
Will our cup run endeth here
Will we all end up miles from home
All crying in our beer?

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Tis here again, that fear again
That time that winds yer up
What’s he blimmin on about?
Tis the glamour of the cup!


This really is the best time of all for being a football fan, the so called big teams and their managers, some of whom are bottling it at the thought of going to places and seeing hostile faces who are on a level par with them just for today and ninety minutes (plus maybe a replay or a bit of E.T) of great fame and the much needed finance for the coffers that they so badly need just to survive!

Good Luck to all of you out there, whoever you may follow and may your team give you that fantastic buzz, that only ties in the greatest domestic cup competition in the World can give yer!

Be lucky and enjoy



Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-glamour-of-the-cup/