Tuesday, November 30th, 2004
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There’s poetry in his toes
Verse in his feet
A cadence to his canter
And purpose to his beat
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There’s a tempo to his torture
A rhythm in his running
An ode could explode
With a couplet to his cunning!
© Clik the mouse, 30th November 2004
dedicated to all the jinking wingers who have excited over time –
Stanley Matthews, George Best, Charlie Cooke and Jimmy Johnstone, among many, stand out,
but Pat Nevin is my own personal favourite.
Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to join that list.
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1st March 2019 at 11:35 am
Thank you, great story.
See in context
Thank you and thanks for the share
1st March 2019 at 11:34 am
28th February 2019 at 4:26 pm
Poem & save!
We got our first colour tv for that Mexico World Cup.
The best ever as far as I’m concerned, on so many levels.
27th February 2019 at 11:57 am
So many great lines here Nicholas ..and a big welcome to Football Poets. Keep on and more please.
I’m really interstged to know where you live now…and which period you lived and played in – in S.Africa and where? I lived there during apartheid long before Mandela’s release – running a New Age clothing shop on Claremont Cape Town 1972-1979 (as you do!) Now I still perform poetry live and drum on the terraces with a New Age (Vegan) club in League Two (and the next village) Forest Green . Keep on my friend. C
27th February 2019 at 11:50 am
So many great lines here Nicholas. More please. A big welcome to Football Poets. What period did you live and play in S.Africa and where?. I lived in Joburg and Cape Town during aprtheid 1972-1979. Keep on.
23rd February 2019 at 8:21 am
As Phil Tuffnell would say on Question of Sport :
“Good shout John!”
21st February 2019 at 9:53 am
Great words Geof…..hope life is treating you well in Mallorca.I know you love Wolves but do you ever get to see RCF Deportivo/Mallorca? By the way please tag your poem (Wolves) before you submit it. I’ve done it for you this time time. cheers. C
16th February 2019 at 12:54 pm
Much appreciated Dachlan, even more so from a Toffee 🙂
My Dad was a scouse red through and he married into a family of die- hard blue-noses!