What’s it all about, Alfie?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When a player dominates a game
to the extent
that no other could be considered extant….

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 When a player cruises
beyond bruises
and delivers shock and awe…

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 and a four purloined score…

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 how then
to acknowledge any other talent?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 “He’s one of our own…..”

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Well that’s not Cold Palmer
yet that unerring charmer
has boom-bombed into our hearts….

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 But it’s a young lad
without too many starts
who came off the pitch at match end
with an even bigger smile on his face
and he has yet to look out of place
when entering the fray….
the young lad can play
and tonight, also opened his account
and no amount
of praise for our outstanding #20
who scored four-a-plenty
can intrude
on younger Master Gilchrist
who’ll go to bed tonight
with his heart a-pounding
after a night outstanding…..

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 lo, this here certain someone scribing (three times their age)
may yet tonight, take centre stage
as all sorts of dreams
come flying off the page!!!!!!


Chelsea 6-0 Everton

Cole Palmer scored four.
He breaks the record for the fastest “perfect hat-trick” in Premier league history.
Alfie Gilchrist, hopefully a future JT, opens his account for the club….
But it was his seismic smile that made my night, his celebration just redolent of his passion for his boyhood club…..
Isn’t it wonderful how all that youthful boisterousness and joy just permeates the soul!

A good night to be a true Blue!

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/whats-it-all-about-alfie/