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Sometimes You Know When it Isn’t Your Day

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 sometimes you know when it isn’t your day
somewhere somehow
deep inside that feeling
we’ve all been here before
in our lives in our world with our teams
and when it happens
surprise surprise
words like fine margins
and not quite the finished article
still don’t cut it and still don’t ease the pain

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 sometimes you can see it so clearly
on the night during the battle
and later in hindsight
in the cold light of day
we’re just not there yet..
and …whichever way we analyse it
however we look at it
dissect it inspect it or try to reflect it
sometimes you just have to say
we just weren’t good enough

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 huge loads on young shoulders
expectation through the roof
soaring hopes anticipation
all reduced to desperation
football can be so cruel sometimes

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 you start well you sit back
maybe you are too weak up front
you win or lose control
maybe just too defensive full stop
we can go on and on
and we will
but in the end
bottom line
they were better than us

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 and like it or not
for all the rollercoaster incredible journey
we’ve all been on this past month
we are still …again
a work in progress
and they
with their history and style
have been there done that
and got the t shirt…

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 we will grow like a flower
we will come back
so much to learn..
but will we ever get a better chance?
because right now
it’s time to lose the clichés …
you know the ones
“we move on we regroup we rebuild”
etcetera etcetera etcetera
blah blah blah
because as many a pundit will say
times like this
don’t come around too often
and when they do
times like this are hard to take

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 but let’s be honest
we’re alive and we’re here
and there is so much to be proud of
and as Miles said…..
as we drifted out in silence
from the Albert and it’s warmth
back to the world
of rainy streets in Summer
where bedraggled sad-faced
England-shirted strangers
pass heads down ..
“it’s only a game guys…
and we open at 5pm tomorrow
with Italian pizzas”

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Bless.

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Notes

Just wanted to add, I’m more upset about the ongoing problem of racial abuse on social media, something in the game that we at Football Poets have been raising awareness of for the past 21 years here… and the apalling behaviour of a minority but influential group of fans.

In their actions they might just have lost us ever having a tournament here again.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/sometimes-you-know-when-it-isnt-your-day/