The Little Village Team

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 this is a poem
’bout a little village team
up on the hill
at the top of Forest Green
they’ve been around
for a long long time
started out here in 1889
they wear green now
some find it barmy
but we still call them
the Black and White Army

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 known worldwide
right across the land
New York City
to our own South Stand
food’s all vegan
pitch is organic
and if we don’t score first
please don’t panic
we’ll keep trying ’til the final whistle
and if we don’t make it
we’ll see you in Bristol*…..

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 ( ..and Swindon* and possibly Torquay*?)


23 May 2021.
Written on the ‘eve’/morning of Forest Green Rovers (aka ‘the little village team on the hill’) taking on Newport County, in the 2nd Leg of the League 2 Play off Semi -Final.

They’ll be around 1000 of us, socially distanced and suitably donned with masks and drums like some Venitian Masked Ball, up at the (not so) Innocent New Lawn, Forest Green, Nailsworth.Glos.

Two nil down from the first leg in Newport, if we win it’s Wembey in the Play ..and if we lose we’ll be playing the likes of newly relegated Bristol Rovers , Swindon, Rochdale and possibly Torquay or Sutton maybe.. if they make it up from the National League.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-little-village-team/