Tuesday, January 29th, 2002
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to see the world cup
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in a grain of rice
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and football heaven in a scarf
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hold a dream in Japan
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or your Korea
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will be brief
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and just for a laugh
© Crispin Thomas
with thanks and Apologies to World Cup Willie Blake (As in William Blake of course)
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Welcome to Football Poets -- a club for all football poets, lovers of football and lovers of (alternative) poetry. Discover poets in every league from respected internationals at the top of their game to young hopefuls in the school playground.
Publish your football poems here and then discuss them with your team mates and fans. We're archived by The British Library, so your masterpieces are in the safe hands of a world-class keeper. What a result!
15th November 2021 at 1:43 pm
Good to have you back Steve.
If you’re over here in March when Orient play FGR again it would be good to say hello. Hopefully you won’t need a raincoat.
Tough league L2. all the best C
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15th November 2021 at 9:03 am
May I be the first to roar my approval for this poem, Steve. Well said, and well done.
12th October 2021 at 1:38 pm
A great poem from Llew Beaton.
Andrew Watson was back in focus in 2021, see this related article….
6th October 2021 at 10:00 am
So evocative Greg. We used to travel to games without maps just waiting for the floodights to appear….
3rd October 2021 at 1:17 am
Welcome to Football Poets Gally G!
Great verse (and poem).
I’m sure imagery and memories and future hopes will trigger so much for those who write here.
29th September 2021 at 12:48 pm
Great words in ‘It Was Beautiful’ Sept 29, and so true Mike .
A sentiment shared by so many who write here.
This poem now also takes pride of place appearing under ‘Your Nostalgia Poems’ in Crispin’s Cormer on the home page.
29th September 2021 at 12:45 pm
Re ‘Sir Roger’ by Mike Bartram :
A lovely moving tribute Mike.
It’s also now now featured in ‘Your RIP Poems’ the section under IN MEMORIAM on the home page.
All the best mate. C
22nd September 2021 at 1:01 pm
Thank you very much, Crispin. It’s great to a member of this community!
22nd September 2021 at 12:52 pm
I arrived to run a a football poetry workshop with local school students for Fulham FC Footbal In The Community at the Cottage. The news had come through late the night before. that Johnny had left us. Flowers and scarves were allready appearing on the railings.Saw him play many times. great player.
22nd September 2021 at 12:45 pm
Welcome to Football Poets Michael .Lovely words.