‘Transfer Deadline Day’

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Roll the credits, it’s ‘Deadline Day’
And forget all about Financial Fair Play.
For Sky Sports News has loudly decreed
We must have occasion to celebrate greed.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 A ‘Spending League’ table determined by cash
A money-go-round, a panic buy dash.
Agents and chairmen treated like heroes
And a Totaliser, to count all the zeroes.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “Our good friend Harry’s chasing deals!”
The shy, retiring Jim White squeals.
From his motor, Redknapp’s spoken
There’s one window always open.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Outside training grounds, camera crews wait
Pestered by kids, who’ll be out far too late.
’til Big Ben’s chimes signal close of play,
For the beautiful game it’s a grotesque day.



It may have been Viv Nicholson who coined the phrase “Spend, Spend, Spend” after a famous football pools win but it could be the mantra for the Sky-hyped ‘Transfer Deadline Day’. Needless to say, I won’t be watching…

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/transfer-deadline-day-2/