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The Kegs Have Been Cleared from the Concourse [Xmas Eve at Bramall Lane]

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The kegs have been cleared from the concourse
In the East Stand beneath Bramall Lane
Without doubt the season is on course
Though Warnock’s a bit of a pain

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Now everything’s eerily quiet
The booths are all shuttered and locked
Awaiting the Boxing Day riot
When surely the roof will be rocked

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The 69/70 season
When Tudor got two in the Cup
And NUFC had good reason
To move in and snap the guy up

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 When pitches were heavy and muddy
And hair was in need of a trim
When every fan there was your buddy
Although the conditions were grim

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Well now we’ve got clean plastic seating
And merchandised nylon club strip
And everyone’s moaning and bleating
About the accountancy trip

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Well think on, remember the old times
When players were lacking in fitness
To fans celebrated in these rhymes
The kegs on the concourse bear witness

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Notes

Locking my bike in the concourse at Bramall Lane, where I work – the usual stack of Tetley’s Smoothflow kegs had suddenly gone.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-kegs-have-been-cleared-from-the-concourse-xmas-eve-at-bramall-lane/