Wednesday, May 26th, 2004
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I think the perception
That Man United
Have fallen out of love
With the F.A.Cup
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And has there ever
Been a more dazzling
Pair of golden boots
In the home of twinkling feet
© Tony Lewis-Jones 2004
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11th July 2021 at 3:19 pm
See in context
9th July 2021 at 12:35 pm
lovely imagery Carol
8th July 2021 at 7:56 pm
A more than able Kane – nice one.
8th July 2021 at 7:54 pm
Apologies, just spotted your rhyme scheme. Don’t do end rhymes too often.
8th July 2021 at 7:52 pm
I noticed the officials too and wondered what all the kerfuffle was about. Seriously?? Such a shame there always has to be some sort of controversy. Love how you managed to get all this into verse and so quickly. Not sure how you feel about enjambment, but I’d be tempted to tweak line 4 to ‘Danish national anthem booed, flipped over’. But that’s just me. I most certainly agree with your fair play sentiments.
6th July 2021 at 11:11 pm
Love the wry humour. Good piece.
6th July 2021 at 4:45 pm
yeah, took a bit of thought putting the two parts together so it also worked as a whole. Didn’t know about this site till I started searching markets for football poems/current events – not many! Some good stuff on here.
6th July 2021 at 11:58 am
A sobering reminder ..thanks for posting Carol
5th July 2021 at 8:38 pm
Sounds great. I’m going back in the club and I’m sure it’ll be another epic night. Social distancing soon disappeared though and there was lots of hugging going on. Still after the 18 months we’ve all had it had to happen that’s the beauty of football. Enjoy your night.
5th July 2021 at 8:22 pm