The Kegs Have Been Cleared from the Concourse [Xmas Eve at Bramall Lane]

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The kegs have been cleared from the concourse
In the East Stand beneath Bramall Lane
Without doubt the season is on course
Though Warnock’s a bit of a pain

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Now everything’s eerily quiet
The booths are all shuttered and locked
Awaiting the Boxing Day riot
When surely the roof will be rocked

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The 69/70 season
When Tudor got two in the Cup
And NUFC had good reason
To move in and snap the guy up

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 When pitches were heavy and muddy
And hair was in need of a trim
When every fan there was your buddy
Although the conditions were grim

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Well now we’ve got clean plastic seating
And merchandised nylon club strip
And everyone’s moaning and bleating
About the accountancy trip

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Well think on, remember the old times
When players were lacking in fitness
To fans celebrated in these rhymes
The kegs on the concourse bear witness



Locking my bike in the concourse at Bramall Lane, where I work – the usual stack of Tetley’s Smoothflow kegs had suddenly gone.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-kegs-have-been-cleared-from-the-concourse-xmas-eve-at-bramall-lane/