Leaving Five Minutes Before the Game is Over

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 to avoid the ‘crowds’ at Plainmoor is a misnomer.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 It’s like
reading a whodunit and tearing out the final page;
going to a play but not watching the ending on stage;
going out to dine and not finishing your meal;
going to the pictures but not stopping for the second reel;
going to a concert and not waiting for the encore;
or missing United’s ninetieth minute score.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 It’s like leaving the celebration before
the bride says I do;
the baby cries boohoo;
the graduates throw their caps;
the Torquay crowd claps.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 It’s like
not eating every Rolo in the tube;
but most of all, it’s downright rude.



At big venues I can almost understand why people leave early to avoid the crowds and traffic but at a little club like Torquay … all they do is get in the way of other spectators’ view of the game.

Plus in Torquay’s two wins this season their winner came in 90+1 minutes and 90+3 minutes, and in our only defeat the opposition’s decisive goal came in the 81st minute.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/leaving-five-minutes-before-the-game-is-over/