Totally indebted to a section of the Rev Richard Coles article with Ruby Wax in the Sunday Times magazine of 02.01.2022.
To the uninitiated: google “Ron Harris tackles”
This poem written 06.01.2022 when many matches have been postponed due to the Omicron Covid-19 variant rampant in UK
“some clubs have tip-toed out”
there is a sense that some clubs have used covid-19 positive cases as a very convenient excuse to get matches postponed at a time when they are woefully out-of-form and preferred to have time on the training ground rather than take an embarrassing battering!