Always Hope (Right On the Button)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 where you watching – did you know
or discover where to go ?
did you witness our girls try…
with Wimbledon a dream gone by?
Hope Powell Yankee Scott
Names you may not hear a lot
Nor see splashed across back pages
still they grace the finest stages

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 and up against a brave Japan
whose Barca style and measured plan
with startling pace and skilful manner
and a moving thank you banner
the mind flies back a hundred years
the first World War it’s loss and fears
when football rocked to skilful girls
and Dick Kerr’s Ladies showed the world

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 England’s sudden chance to take
with quarter final place at stake
a country’s hopes no longer fate
the Germans or the French in wait
Williams Smith Aluko White
dazzled in the Summer night
watched by millions in that land
and twenty thousand in the stands

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 so how come here we somehow find
this vital match has been confined
to those with buttons that are red
and those with digital instead?



Great game..great atmosphere.
Women’s World Cup-Germany 2011
England 2 Japan 0
BUT BBC ….Why only shown live on the red button or online?
And why the Quarter Final v France the same fate?

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/always-hope-right-on-the-button/