1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Taking time out
Browsing through a glossy supplement
I thought, to myself, as I clocked his face,
That’s him who’s often out injured, ain’t it?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 He looked very well and seeing as he’s taken
To playing the occasional game
(on a pay per play basis maybe?)
As second choice striker
For a cash strapped Northern giant.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 His agent, obviously concerned
About his clients future earning potential,
And his rapidly dwindling percentage of said earnings,
Has managed to fix him up
With an advertising campaign.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Inside current Sunday supplements
Promoting sports watches
Maybe because he (his injury prone client)
Has too much(sic) injury time on his (sic) hands
And needs to keep his income (sic) ticking over?


It’s come to something when injury prone ex-international footballers are having to put another shift in during austere times, by doing a bit of moonlighting for the Sundays, in an effort to keep the wolfs from the gates of the mansion, ain’t it?

Welcome to the real world lads!



Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/moonlighting/