Still Waiting For Sports Report

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 sixty year back on a January day
classic old theme tune burst into play
classified results – news from the grounds
tuning in at five in any old town

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 pipe smoke and old blokes counting those draws
sitting with the coupons waiting for the scores
guessing on the outcome the sound of that voice
back in those days there was no other choice

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 rushing from the stadium just before the end
long before mobiles when you could text a friend
following the guy with the ‘tranny’ in his hand
five o clock hush spreading right across this land

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 shoulder to shoulder weaving through the street
celebration joy or buried in defeat
sometimes you didn’t know who was playing who
people at the back shouting “how did they do ?”

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 working out the tables and moving on up
sighing out loud at the shocks in the Cup
some start singing when they give out the news
little kids asking “what about the Blues?”

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 sixty years on – on a January day
still keeps going in the same old way
doesn’t really matter who you support
we’re still waiting for Sports Report



60th Anniversary this week of Sports Report ..love it or loathe it…..

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/still-waiting-for-sports-report/