Another year coming to a close
football season halfway through
us fans going into Christmas
cock-a-hoop or feeling blue.
But us poets are all the same
no matter what colours we wear
because we love poetry and football
even when it’s cruel and unfair.
Some of us support big clubs
and others much lower down
S.B. Ingle follows Norwich City
and not their rivals Ipswich Town.
Crispin has a soft spot for two teams
Forest Green and his beloved Chelsea
which can cause problems on a Saturday
as he has to decide where he should be.
This great site has fans from all over
writing about their clubs in verse
while their team is on a crest of a wave
others like mine go from bad to worse.
So I’d like to take this opportunity
to wish all football poets a Happy New Year
and success to all your football clubs
and they bring you some festive cheer.