In Praise of The Goal Celebration

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 there’s a man in Mid-Wales who makes models
exquisite like stars we adore
in praise of the goal celebration
and the stuff that some do when they score

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 what brings out this moment of madness?
you can call it it a blip or a curse
a spur of the moment creation
but I bet that it’s very rehearsed

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 are they unfulfilled stadium rock stars
addicted to milking the praise
do they need to get out more (unlikely)
do they practise in secret for days?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 from the aeroplane wheeling of Gerrard
to Drogba when he was on form
to overhead twirling with Lua Lua
is it something they learn to keep warm?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 and was Wellbeck insulting the master
when he took up that Cantona stance?
but anything’s better than having to watch
as Crouchy delivers that dance

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 there are some that are classic and epic
there was Shearer who’d raise his hand high
or when Agbonlahor cups his hand to an ear
with a smile for a perfect encore

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 did it start with a young Ravanelli
that impudent scoring machine?
and it’s been here for ages adorning back pages
that old ‘shirt-on-the-head’ type routine

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 there are millions of others still out there
all those ten second styles of elation
there are fingers galore wagged at fans when they score
all in praise of the goal celebration



Editor Note: Check out the pics on this great article whch appeared in the Daily Telegraph and please send us some more goal (and save) celebration memories in verse..

Football Fan Recreates Goal Celebrations
With Subbuteo Players
Daliy Telegraph

Inpired by listening to Tom Taylor of Knighton, Radnorshire
(incidentally where i got married in the 70s!). Tom was interviewed on Radio 5 this week as creator of individually crafted goal celebrations in Subbuteo style figures.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/in-praise-of-the-goal-celebration/