The Pre-Season Hope

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Pre-Sesaon Hope
The Pre-Season Hype
High as a kite,
in the August sunshine.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The teeming august shop:
selling souvenir shirts
and dreams to the masses,
seven thousand two hundred and thirty-four of them.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 So Season Tickets hunt their seats
and stare afresh and find their feet:
Captivating, Cumbrian, Conference Carlisle
vs Canvey
and their beachball,
and their trumpet,
and their Ryman faithful.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 So believe in the Blues
or believe in the blues
and let a new Story unfold;
I’m here for the Blues
I’m here through the blues
the story’s the same but untold.



(Sat 14 Aug 2004: Carlisle United 0 – Canvey Island 0)

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-pre-season-hope/