We’re Still Stood Here….Getting Wet!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I wasn’t out there last night fan – ning
When all that rain came tipping down
But I’ve been at games, out in all sorts, man
Strangest weather, strangest towns

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 When the ball won’t move
Or it’s aquaplaning right across the box,
Or the fiery pace yer team set off in,
Has slightly cooled through snow and frost

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Do the referee’s binoculars
Have to float off down the Tyne?,
Before a bloke on loacl radio, shouts ‘the game’s off,
Here in Newcastle under nine’!

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Tis said the Gallowgate was like a water fall
As the down pour came, last night at kick off hour
And those Geordie fans who follow the Toon, bare chested?
They watched the match and took a shower

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The match commentary that I listened to,
The pundit voiced concern, for the safety of Pompey keeper,
David James being kicked in the brain
As the ball was missed and squirmed,

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Also pointed out that after someone’s hurt
Is not the time for Soho Square types with grey hair
To plead naively on Sky Sports T.V
“Ah but lesson’s will be learned”

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Like the ‘keeper’ incident up at Reading,
Just the other week,
Do we need a real blood shedding
Before our players safety hits the peak?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Don’t forget about the punters,
Stood there soaking wet in this
To be halfway up the motorway
On your way to the game, to be told

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 “The motorway to Blackburn’s been shut off’
In this so called age of communication
That we’re living in?
Is just plain…..ridiculous!



When, as the radio pointed out, they had the half time talk to see if the Toon v Pompey cup tie could continue, due to the rain and because of the fear for the players safety, I would lay good money out that ‘Arry’ went ballistic!

To travel all that way, risk serious injuries to your team, playing on a pitch that the commentator said was not fit to play any sort of game on, due to the amount of rain it had soaked up and still had on it’s surface.
The mind boggles.

The radio then switched to the B’burn v Chelsea tie at Ewood, where a very peed off voice told of, how he, and many Chelsea fans had, had to queue for ages, because the motor way was solid with traffic and had been for hours.

He went on to say, that a lot of Chelsea fans had given up the ghost, turned around and headed back to The Smoke, so that’s the reason the attendance was so low!

What’s going on here? A multi million pound industry and we can’t be bothered to take precautions to protect the well being and safety concerns of the two main components of the whole ball-game(sic), the players and most importantly of all, us the punters who pay for most of it all with our hard earned money and unquestionable loyalty.

But hey! That don’t mean much when you’re sitting in the middle of the Arsenal end of nowhere and it’s tipping down, you turn on the radio in the car to see if the game’s still on, what’s the hold up in the traffic stopping you getting there, only to be told…sweet FA!

Rant Over.



Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/were-still-stood-here-getting-wet/