NEW AGE FOOTBALL – Alive In The South West !

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 the sweetest goal i ever saw
when one side let the other score
was something I’d not glimpsed before
not in this precious life –
but late last night when dark and rain
beat black and loud upon my pane
I watched it once then once again
and woke my sleeping wife

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 wake up wake up and see this goal
my love do you not find this droll
didst fill my heart didst touch my soul
this mix up swift erased –
and I have never seen I’m sure
when by mistake the others score
nor given back so quick before
such conduct to be praised

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 for in this age of sad abuse
of hate and anger when we lose
how fresh to light the fairness fuse
with both teams New-Age ways –
and you may argue who is best
and how we cannot touch the rest
but spirit in this wild South West
still dwells alive these days

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 and so until the day I die
when in a cardboard box I lie
I will recall with pride and sigh
this Yeovil – Plymouth game –
and dream a time as dreamers do
of ‘hello there – how do you do’
and ‘good luck chaps’- and ‘after you’
and days we dreamed the same

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 a time when playing was the thing
above the glamour and the Bling
this People’s Game of which I sing
lives on in you and me –
then let it rise from Avalon
from Somerset and fair Dev-on
in rhyme and prose sing on sing on
of football’s poetry

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 and keeps us joined where’ere we are
however near – however far
right there – on Sky – or in our car
on magic nights and days –
keep on when others show disdain
keep on through sun and wind and rain
our love of beauty and the game
with Old and New-Age ways

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8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 © CT 04


Concerning the ‘Beautiful Game’ that was
Yeovil Town 3 Pymouth Argyle 2 August 24th 2004 ( Carling Cup).

A very great master once said…
“.Common sense is very uncommon today..”
How refreshing and ‘alternatively un-competitive then – to see common sense and the spirit of fair play prevail…

Chris Sweet’s match report on Yeovil Town’s Web-Site captures the moment…
“An unreal spell in the first half at Huish Park transformed what was otherwise a mundane half, as both sides found themselves on the score sheet within a minute. Lee Johnson’s freak opener for Yeovil was soon cancelled out by a sporting strike from Plymouth Argyle’s Steven Crawford.

Controversy struck after 26 minutes, as Yeovil took an extraordinary lead. After a short break for an injury to Graham Coughlin, Lee Johnson’s wayward return ball to Argyle found Luke McCormick absent in the Argyle goal. Referee Mr C Penton had no option but to give the goal, and as a shell-shocked Plymouth resumed the game, Crawford was allowed to walk through the Yeovil side and register a just equaliser.”……(courtesy of Yeovil Town FC Official Web-site.)

Now when did you last see that happen..answers in an e-mail please?

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/new-age-football-alive-in-the-south-west/