Down South – Football Is The New Opera

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 oh darling we must meet up soon
so much to express
so good to see you at the match
regards to Daphne – bless…
thank god they’ve tarted up this place
got rid of all that rabble
the boli’s slightly overpriced
i’d love a spot of scrabble

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 yes badminters got cancelled
the bloody foot and mouth
thank god for bloody London
long-live the golden south…
long-live us thirty somethings
long-live the stock exchange
long live the money makers
who carve this wondrous game

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 long live our southern football ways
our shandy drinking fluffies
our salmon sandwich know-it-alls
and glass box stadia love-ies

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 our cappucino crowd who sit
with Guardians and Shelley
who ponder Bates at the New Tate
and never watch the tele
who – when we play in Europe
will hang around for days
with daring young designers
in Starbuck type cafes

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 who live it for the moment- dear
and care not for the past
who feel the game’s caught up with them
so safe and middle class
so middle class, so middle class
whose tastes may seem obscene
but football’s coming home with them
in their stretch limousine

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 crispin thomas 2001


for Felicity, Grant and Hermione..thanks for the
private box season tickets. you sweeties…must repay..bless
Hopefully see you at Glyndebourne or Henley..what?

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/down-south-football-is-the-new-opera/