Football Through New Eyes

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 the rain may slant across the hills
the clouds roll black and grey
the forest mist hangs damp and cold
and Spring feels far away
while supermaket shelves are crammed
with eggs and hot-cross buns
and in the nearby country lanes
the die-hards go on runs

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I could prepare for marathons
I could re paint the hall
I could sit here and taste the view
and do nothing at all
but Easter brings a welcome break
a chance for something new
to read a book or learn to cook
a brand new meal or two

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 so why then am I sitting here
among so many others?
it feels as though Ive walked into
a gig with The Blues Brothers
these glasses are so big it’s true
but they feel great to me
I’ve found a new dimension
it’s football in 3D

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I’ve fought my way through through training
to make my way this far
I’ve sat through Burton’s Alice
and romped through Avatar
but nothing can express the sight
I stand here like some statue
The ball is almost in the room
It’s like it’s coming at you

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 and one day in the future
my great grand-child will say
the first goal you watched in 3D
can you recall the day?
and I will turn my ageing head
and search my very soul
to see that 3D back heel flick
by little Joey Cole



Will you remember your first 3D goal? One of those ‘where where you
on the day’ moments (apparently) .For the record The Landsowne in Cheltenham.. one of only 1000 venues in the country showing Live football in 3D. I’ve seen the future and it’s expensive.. and like my Solar 2000 Eclipse cardboard glasses.. I may never wash those particular glasses (that I paid for at Avatar) again. By the way whilst recycling your glasses after each film is great, it’s a bit of a con, so if you want to avoid paying every time you watch a 3D film or game ,(not that i go to loads!)… do what i do…. keep the glasses you paid for in the cinema, and take them with you next time ..and see their faces when you say you’re not paying because you’ve got some…or you want to watch that 3D film without glasses……it’s even more environmentally friendly!

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/football-through-new-eyes/