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They Stole Christmas!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It came without goals!
It came without cards and whistles!
It came without a capacity crowd and the smell of sprouts!

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The scheduling chiefs at Sky TV
Hatched a surefire way to upset me
They’ve moved our Boxing Day game back a day
Leaving us no festive game to play

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Shock and horror in Canaryland
As fans can’t make the escape they’d planned
Boxing Day buffet with ‘er indoors
A bucket of coleslaw and drunken in-laws

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 It’s part of a football fans DNA
To go to a game on Boxing Day
An important part of Christmas tradition
To go bedecked with tinsel and ribbon

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 No other excuse will suffice
For missing trifle, yule log and mince pies
Our Carrow Road ground will be deserted
So will we unless Arctic Roll can be diverted

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Sulk, moan, complain – Christmas won’t be the same
Seems like tradition continues to wane
It’s the worst thing ever since turkey mince
Our Boxing Day game stolen by The Football Grinch!

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Notes

Norwich City v Tottenham has been moved to the evening of Tuesday 27th December. Our Boxing Day game more than 24 hours late? It’s like Father Christmas saying ‘I can’t make it on the 25th, I’ll see you Wedneday week’
The Boxing Day game has a special atmosphere with the scent of Old Spice, clementines and mulled wine mingling with cigar smoke (archaic). You get to see peoples Christmas jumpers and woolly hats and hear cheery festive exhanges (“Didya have a nice Christmas? – No -we all had flu” and chants of Jingle Bells.
It’s the game I look for after the opening day fixture, a much looked forward to match. Playing away I can stand, at least I can hear it on the radio. But this? Bah humbug.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/they-stole-christmas/