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Dave Martin

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    They went thousands of miles to reach Baku,
    To watch a north London derby, thanks to
    Uefa’s cunning plan to spread their fame
    And Azerbaijan sport-washing its name.

    Less than six thousand fans in red or b […]

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    Dave Martin published a poem on the site Football Poets 3 weeks ago

    It All Comes Out in the Wash

    Two (European Super) Premier League
    clubs, whose names chime with greed,
    contest the (Football League, Milk,
    Littlewoods Challenge, Rumbelows,
    Coca-Cola, Worthington, […]

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    Dave Martin published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 months ago

    It’s not easy being an assistant referee,
    scurrying up and down, up and down the touch line,
    when there are so many shenanigans to see.

    Was an attacker standing offside is the key
    judgement you must make, b […]

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    We need to find a number nine
    Before it’s too late, to lead our line.

    Someone good in the air, full of flair,
    With nifty footwork, like Fred Astaire.

    Who’ll press to help our midfield pack
    In matches whe […]

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    Since when did I need to take a bet to enjoy
    the beautiful game? Yet it’s everywhere I look.
    Betting company logos splashed across players’
    chests, scrolling endlessly on the hoardings pitch-side,
    o […]

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    It’s not easy being a live streamer,
    not easy at all,

    when hapless camera crews seem
    incapable of following the ball
    or wiping rain drops from the lens
    while we can see nothing at all
    or zoom so far from t […]

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    In the Forties and Fifties footballers
    looked like the thousands who watched
    from the terraces. Short back and sides;
    and Billy had a quiff.

    In the Sixties and Seventies styles changed,
    players set […]

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    The seagulls circling over Plainmoor
    are not bothered about the final score,
    don’t care we’re not in the Premiership,
    they’ve got their eye on a tasty chip.
    Three whistles signals the end of the match […]

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    Standing at my sister’s bedroom window
    I used to watch half the match.
    Not a forty-five minute half,
    but half the pitch; the Warbro Road end.
    The old pop-side-terrace shed blocked
    my view of the r […]

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    Dave Martin published a poem on the site Football Poets 7 months ago

    to avoid the ‘crowds’ at Plainmoor is a misnomer.

    It’s like
    reading a whodunit and tearing out the final page;
    going to a play but not watching the ending on stage;
    going out to dine and not finishing your […]

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    At the burger bar the cooks grill and fry
    while the Yellow Army queue to buy –
    chips with a beefburger, cheeseburger,
    double cheeseburger, belly buster,
    hot dog, or even a local pie.

    Perhaps the steak […]

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    When the transfer window closed how did you do?

    Did you get a keeper with gloves like glue
    or a stopper with the kick of a tetchy emu?

    A wing-back whose clearances all miscue
    or an old head who knows […]

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    Dave Martin‘s profile was updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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    Dave Martin became a registered member 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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