I’m Sorry, But ….I’ve Heard This One Before.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Another sad sorry tale of exhaustion
“Where I’ve played in too many games”
Well, welcome to the real world, where most us feel
Constantly physically and emotionally drained

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Day in, day out, five or six days a week
In jobs that most of us don’t even like
Where we have little time off, or training each day
For us, training is…. how will we get by?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Oh to train daily, for an hour and a half,
Of exhultation from fans every week
Exhaustion from that, are you having a laugh?
I’d do that kind of job for backsheese!*

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Get away with your tales of exhaustion
And your contract’s that don’t mean a thing
For four or five hours of toil every week
With pay, that could help build a hospital wing?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I’m sorry, I don’t buy it, so don’t even try it
Tired, worn out and depressed?
There are thousands out there who would soon take your place
In the cosseted world of the pampered and blessed!

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Excuses, excuses, that’s all they are
More fodder for the red tops with pay
Exhausted? You soon found the energy to pen that last peice
So do us a favour…. take a long holiday!


As I dab my eyes with a Kleenex, I’m in deep despair after hearing another tale of woe, from the fantasy world of the Premiership, that’s obviously been sold to a Sunday rag for big bucks, of how this poor bloke is totally exhausted and worn out from the trials and tribulations of playing ….football!

My commiserations and best wishes go out to this poor (sic) bloke and all the others like him, whom, it would seem, live in another world from that of reality and what’s worse….don’t seem to even know it!

*Backsheese, Arabic slang for free.



Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/im-sorry-but-ive-heard-this-one-before/