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Ground Hopping 2022-23

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I scanned my ticket at Selhurst Park,
cranked through the turnstiles
and heard the steward ask,
How many games have you seen this season?
Well, I said,

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I’ve been everywhere, man.
I’ve been everywhere, man.
Crossed the city square, man.
I’ve breathed the country air, man.
Of travel I’ve had my share, man.
I’ve been everywhere.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I’ve been to
Birmingham, Cheltenham, Bath, Axminster,
Bridport, Sherborne, Wimborne I remember,
Bristol, Liverton, Salford, Dorchester,
Eastleigh, Torquay, London, Exeter,
Weymouth, Nailsworth, Yeovil, Warminster.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I’ve been everywhere, man.
I’ve been everywhere, man.
I’ve eaten burger and fries, man.
Downed lager and beers, man.
Of gambling ads I’ve had my share, man.
I’ve been everywhere.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I’ve been to
St Mary’s Field, Ashton Gate, Aston Villa,
stood on terraces and sat in stadia,
but this is no time for braggadocio
as no matter how many grounds, I know
I’ll never match Tony Incenzo.

Notes

Tony Incenzo, TV & radio football reporter. On 25th March 2023 when I was visiting my sixteenth ground of the season in Axminster, he was visiting his 2,500th ground, the home of Longwell Green Sports FC in Shellards Road, Bristol for Longwell Green v Bishops Lydeard

Original song ‘I’ve been everywhere’ performed by Johnny Cash and written by Geoff Mack & Michael J Faubion.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/ground-hopping-2022-23/