Two Postponements In One Day!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Only madmen ventured out that day
And we were there en masse
Queuing up to see our idols play
On a pitch as smooth as glass.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Black boards planted at the gates
Said “Match Postponed Today”
So we raced down to board subway trains
To see Arsenal, Wednesday play.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 A few fans had the same idea
No point in going matchless home
And as Highbury was pretty near
We heard that their game was still on.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Them Gooners wore these trainers
With great thick rubber soles
In the halt time interval it rained
And turned the pitch to slush from snow.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Their keeper wore these womens tights
To increase his circulation
To the oppositions fans delight
As they questioned his persuasion.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 We stamped our feet in unision
Before they turned to ice
As groundsman swept pitch with a broom
Defining green from white

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 We clapped our hands to keep them warm
Not plauding them red shirts
We clapped so hard from blimmin boredom
That me fingers really hurt.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 It was weird to be a neutral
When the North Bank roar went up
So as we wore blue
Like team from Hillsborough
It was them we cheered and loved.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 With breath as thick as candy floss
Ears and nose red raw from ice
We heard sad news. The game was off
Again that day. Not once ..but blimmin twice!



I can’t quite remember the date of this happening, but as it’s just turned cold down South, memories of a really strange day come flooding back.

We made our way over to Stamford Bridge for an early kick off, in those days it would have been ten or maybe eleven-o-clock, anyway the game was postponed.

So as soon as some smart Alec said “The Arsenal game will still be on as they’ve got undersoil heating”. We dived down the underground and caught the tube to Highbury. Just after half time the blimmin game was abandoned. The undersoil heating couldn’t handle the amount of snow that was being turned into slush by a downpour of rain.

What a downer of a day with no game, even more so for the poor sods who made the trip up from Sheffield!



Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/two-postponements-in-one-day/