Saturday, June 4th, 2016
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so this is THE one, the ONLY one
any talk of Pele, Maradonna, Messi
or even Puskas, Best, Cryuff
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for this man was self styled
and yet, just so goddamned right
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The Louisville Lip, R.I.P.
© Clik the mouse, 04/06/2016
Muhammad Ali, who died today.
1942 – 2016.
May he Rest In Peace….
He’ll bend God’s / Allah’s ear for eternity. 😉
The Greatest Showman Sportsman we’ve ever been privileged enough to see.
AND Civil Rights Activist.
AND Consciencious Objector
“Don’t count the days –
Make the days count.”
“Will they ever have a fighter who writes poems, predicts rounds, beats everybody, makes people laugh, makes people cry and is as tall and extra pretty as me?
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17th March 2017 at 8:54 am
Great line – made me laugh out loud.
See in context
10th March 2017 at 1:06 pm
A very touching salute to men like Nobby Stiles, who can no longer remember what the rest of us will never forget.
8th March 2017 at 5:23 pm
[you all owe me a beer]
Next time a player fires the ball off to Margate, I’ll buy you a beer where it lands!
8th March 2017 at 10:51 am
I hope you like the format when you print it out, Ianthe. Let me know if you think it could be improved.
7th March 2017 at 7:51 pm
There’s something special about Craven Cottage. Thanks.
7th March 2017 at 7:49 pm
7th March 2017 at 6:46 pm
As touching and descriptive as I thought it would be Graham. So good to see that a sorry defeat for your team can bring out real emotion expressed so vividly in your poem. I hope you don’t mind if I print it out. Cheers, Ianthe
7th March 2017 at 5:59 pm
Such a fine verse….about a place I’ve always loved.
it’s so well written and respectful to the Cottagers…. that I didn’t discover til the end that you weren’t a Fulham fan, whjo like PNE also harbour hopes of the play offs. Nice one Graham ..more please..we need you!
7th March 2017 at 12:05 pm
[Ideas of March]
Nice image Crispin, but I believe it’s the Ides of March!
6th March 2017 at 2:04 pm
one might also ask
why was he still on the pitch?