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The Saint Tells it Like It Is!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Saint was on the wireless, Thursday night
Talking about his new book and his football schools
How the youngsters who attend these classe’s are diving and cheating
And religiously breaking the rules

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 They see their idols doing it, he said
At our stadia week in and week out
They think its all part of the beautiful game
To fake it then slyly give clouts

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The attendance at these schools is declining
As pitches are sold to make dough
By fools who run schools to government rules
When asked why? It seems nobody knows

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I take my hat off to the teachers
Who struggle to quell this madness
How are we to have healthy young bodies and minds
I feel for them with such sadness

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Just give them an £300 quid X Box
With war games that teach them to kill
Don’t sell off the schools football pitches
Where they can learn fitness with skill

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 As the young grow up with obesity
As well as that all hormonal stuff
Surely the exercise is paramount to a good life
Not computer games with carnage and blood?

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Football on real fields of green grass
Is what is missing I feel
How come these games aren’t stamped with an X
Like X films when they made them on reels?

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Notes

Ian St John was on the wireless the other night talking about the kids who come to the dwindling in attendance football schools that he runs.

They, the kids seemed to think that it was the norm to feign injury and roll around the pitch as if shot because they’d seen their idols doing it in the match! When he pulled them up they looked at him as if he was mad!

He went on to say that the shools were selling their football pitches off to get the money to keep the school running??? Where do they go to play sports then?

The xbox and its games of war and carnage! Is it just me or something very seriously wrong here? War and carnage were never a game when I was growing up. Whatevers next?

peace.

kev.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-saint-tells-it-like-it-is/