Big thanks to Richie Hession for not only spotting this in the Sunday Times this weekend,but for also on spookily being the un-named One Contrbutor in this piece printed among the football shorts ..
“Now that David Beckham has a son called Romeo, is football taking a more literary turn? You can see for yourself on www.footballpoets.org, where poets are inspired by subjects as unlikely as Terry Venables, Paolo Di Canio, and the television presenting style of Gary Lineker. “Now time is moving on,” writes one contributor in a tribute to Arsenal’s Tony Adams,
“You’ll soon be put out to stud/You’ve grafted and worked through the rain and the mud.”
Readers are invited to add their own words of tribute to this
splendid explosion of verse. E-mail us at email@example.com, and we’ll publish the best attempt next week. There is only one drawback for the modern footbal poet: the number of foreign players and managers. You try
finding something that rhymes with Sven-Goran Eriksson.”