So Mr.Newell.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 So Mr.Newell your comments so cruel
On women who referee games
You’ve abused a fair lino, who as far as I know
Never put a foot wrong, what a shame

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 What about the way that most men
Put in charge of our games
Are hardly doing their jobs
With any credence or kind of aplomb?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The game must change or roll over and die
As the modern age comes in to view
And women with whistles, brandishing cards
Are a step backward? If we all think like you do

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Players manners may get better if told what to do
By a model of her sat indoors
And the language and antics of ex pro’s just like you
Might be banished for once and for all

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 This is nothing to do with political correctness
Or patronizing yon fairer sex
But the men of today, put in charge of our games
Are making errors that we need to correct

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 If something isn’t working then change it
That’s what we’d do in real life(sic)
Who knows one day the sweet FA might arrange it
That a games run by a husband and wife?

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Lets all embrace change for the better
We all moan that something needs to be done
A game that’s flowing is what those of us going
Each week to to watch, would welcome with our arms open

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Imagine them old geezers at Soho Square
Having heard from a bird, of sending a bloke off for a fowl (sic)*
What a way to shake up those archaic wastes of space
Who’ve let our game get in the state, it is now!



Well, we’ve tried everything else to sort out the refereeing problems have’nt we?

Give the girls a shot at it I say!

Who knows better, how to deal with backchat from a bunch of blokes, than the fairer sex?

And the rule all and sundry talked about during the World Cup, regarding those who wave imaginary cards? Seems to me it’s made for a member of the fairer sex to say: “You.. just think you’ve got cards, I, actually have them in yellow and red, and you sunny Jim are getting the red one right now for impersonating me, the referee’! Cosmic!



Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/so-mr-newell/