Football’s for Birds

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 FOOTBALL’S FOR BIRDS

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Every Saturday is filled with birdsong
with Throstles at the Hawthorns on the wing;
Eagles will fly high above the Palace
while Sheffield’s Owls keep clear of Bramall Lane.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Canaries set a top cook’s heart a-flutter;
Bold Robins strut their stuff across the leagues;
Harriers revered in Kidderminster,
at Spurs a cockerel crows above the stands.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Leeds was once the home for Owls and Peacocks
and Linnets greet the faithful at Kings Lynn;
Bluebirds soaring over Cardiff’s city —
but Gulls and Seagulls make a fearful din.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Graceful Swans were such a revelation,
like Blackcats stalking Magpies at The Toon;
eyried Liverbirds above their city
know Anfield’s crowds will never walk alone.


So many club badges and nicknames are associated with birds… all of these birds fly on match days!
This poem collects together a selection of the familiar and the less-well known birds that give a special identity to so many clubs…

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/footballs-for-birds/