It’s Christmmmaaaassss!!!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Christmas is a busy time
For our football teams
With snow and mud and frozen pitch
No sign of peppermint cremes

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The players struggle to keep their feet
In boots of many tints
Tottering under the weight of snood
Gloves, hat and ego-splint

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Us fans don’t have it easy
Sitting high up in the stands
Wondering how we’re going shift
The pile of lemon meringues

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 We’ve had to eat a mound of turkey
Three pounds of Brussels Sprouts
We’ve added Alka Seltzer
We’re beginning to have doubts

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 We’re remembering the trifle
Dates, nuts and box of figs
The bumper tin of Quality Street
And the blankets wrapped round pigs

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The tub of Cheese Footballs (hurrah!)
The pork and cranberry pie
Aunties homemade chutney
Which burnt a hole in my glitter tie

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 We’re remembering our promise
To keep toys stocked with batteries
Regretting the pints of shandy
Which led to ridiculous flattery

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 The Boxing Day sales are in full force
So is flu and dreaded in-laws
The saucepan set that cost twenty notes
Hasn’t gone down well indoors

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 So our wish to Father Christmas
Each year it is the same
Whatever else Christmas brings us
Please bring us lots of games


Wishing all football fans, FPs and everyone who believes in Father Christmas a Merry Christmas of joy, peace and hope. To the rest of you – bah humbug…

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/its-christmmmaaaassss/