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  INNER GOAL Crispin Thomas

~ the poetry of football..a journey in rhyme ~

Published 2007 on Football Poets Books  (Paperback)

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From rattles, rosettes, women’s football and the trenches to fantasy salaries, racism and mobile phones for goalposts. Inner Goal spans 50 years in a perceptive nod to the People’s Game in verse. 75 poems and 65  haikus with illustrations from  football’s maverick performance poet.

“One of the pioneer of football poetry…who ate all the pioneers?

Attila The Stockbroker.

This book sold out on Amazon @ £7.99  I still have some copies left for £5 + P&P.  You can pay by Pay Pal . Email me :  crispinctm@gmail.com

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The qwerty-something Forest Green Rovers/Chelsea fan is part of Stroud’s stanza squad, the only known collective of football poets in the world. “We’re Swapping Shirts with Shakespeare, that’s how we see it. There is poetry in everything,  Football is a fantastic outlet. It’s a release. And writing about it is a release too.” </em > Crispin Thomas ~

‘Blokes with Balls’ Jeremy Clay  

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Poems by Crispin Thomas

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poets/crispin-thomas/