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You Should Have Seen It

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I know it was offside
And three inches wide
But it was the best goal I ever scored

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Only the keeper to beat
The shot was so sweet
I ‘lumped’ it over the bar
Talk about candy from a baby
I said ‘please, here you are’

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I trapped the ball so well
Defence tracked back and fell
I chested down with my hand
“Handball!” roared the crowd
Referee disallowed
The best goal I ever scored

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I went in quite hard
Got shown the red card
For an alleged foul on the keeper
Whose swollen left ‘peeper’
Looked like a Victoria Plum

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 (I was told later – his neck dislocated
It was still the best goal I ever scored)

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The final whistle had gone
And so had the crowd – to their homes
(Even the woman who writes the poems)
That’s when I scored
No-one to applaud
The best goal of my career

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Notes

‘peeper’ – slang – eye

It was 70 yards out, long mazy run, came off the post, bounced off a divot and went in.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/you-should-have-seen-it/