This position

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It’s no position for the meek,
you’ll get no credit and prospects bleak
for any one who commits that sin,
of actually letting a goal in.
“Lucky saves” do not exist,
and penalties aren’t saved but missed*,
And if you go left instead of right,
the crowd will loudly question your sight.
Beware! For any moment dense,
will reap severe consequence,
there will be no time to regret,
just to pick the ball out of the net.
And people will like to call you names
like Useless and Calamity James,
unless you are conceding nil,
you really need to write your will,
because your team ‘mates’ will want your head,
keepers are scapegoats – enough said.
I’d say this positions tough,
come and have a go if you think you’re good enough.



*noticed that? The term missed penalty used both to describe a penalty which is off-target and one that is saved.

Great theme by the way, Crispin 🙂

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/this-position/