Monday, October 17th, 2011
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© jim dolbear.17.10.2011.
Was he:- head butted, studded, elbowed, or confronted in any way.
The why is:- Why do the football fraternity stick together like flies round a honey pot?
Harry Redknapp, David Moyes and others saying it was harsh.
Wayne Rooney had already been banned in the qualifiers.
Sir Alex says at twenty four he is still maturing as a man.
There are teenage men who have died for their country, and others who would have liked to have been in their back gardens kicking a ball around with their kids.
England have won more games with him not available.
If the ban is upheld I see no rhyme nor reason why he should be seen wearing an England shirt until after the Euro Final.
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12th October 2021 at 1:38 pm
A great poem from Llew Beaton.
Andrew Watson was back in focus in 2021, see this related article….
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6th October 2021 at 10:00 am
So evocative Greg. We used to travel to games without maps just waiting for the floodights to appear….
3rd October 2021 at 1:17 am
Welcome to Football Poets Gally G!
Great verse (and poem).
I’m sure imagery and memories and future hopes will trigger so much for those who write here.
29th September 2021 at 12:48 pm
Great words in ‘It Was Beautiful’ Sept 29, and so true Mike .
A sentiment shared by so many who write here.
This poem now also takes pride of place appearing under ‘Your Nostalgia Poems’ in Crispin’s Cormer on the home page.
29th September 2021 at 12:45 pm
Re ‘Sir Roger’ by Mike Bartram :
A lovely moving tribute Mike.
It’s also now now featured in ‘Your RIP Poems’ the section under IN MEMORIAM on the home page.
All the best mate. C
22nd September 2021 at 1:01 pm
Thank you very much, Crispin. It’s great to a member of this community!
22nd September 2021 at 12:52 pm
I arrived to run a a football poetry workshop with local school students for Fulham FC Footbal In The Community at the Cottage. The news had come through late the night before. that Johnny had left us. Flowers and scarves were allready appearing on the railings.Saw him play many times. great player.
22nd September 2021 at 12:45 pm
Welcome to Football Poets Michael .Lovely words.
20th September 2021 at 8:34 am
‘Oh to be back there again’ … ‘the hapless days when we were poor / when he’d grab three but they’d get four”. Sadly I never saw Greaves play at Chelsea, a little before my time. We have to admit that Spurs gave him his rightful stage.
19th September 2021 at 8:27 am
Your poem immediately made me think of that article, Crispin. When I moved up to York in 1976 almost the first thing I did was go to watch a game at Bootham Crescent. It was my way of anchoring myself in the place, finding my bearings.