The Story So Far

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Small squad proves predictable
‘Beamish Line’ beckons


(Haiku about Swindon Town’s 2023/24 season to date)

Editor Note: Just to clarify “Beamish Line” reference in Paul’s poignant  haiku.  This refers to Ken Beamish, who (according to Wikipedia)  and after retiring as a player, became manager of Swindon Town.  Beamish took over the reins at Swindon Town towards the end of the 1982–83 season. Working on a tight budget, Beamish was given only one full season in charge, in which he led the Town to their lowest ever league finish – seventeenth in Fourth Division. However, he did lead the club to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, where former club Blackburn Rovers eliminated Swindon. When his contract expired at the end of the 1983–84 season, new sponsors Lowndes Lambert demanded a big-name manager, and Beamish was replaced by Lou Macari.”


Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-story-so-far-2/