50 Ways to Score a Goal and Other Football Poems

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50 Ways to Score a Goal and Other Football Poems

50 Ways to Score a Goal and Other Football Poems

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Ranging from the 1580 poem The Bewteis of the Fute-ball to poems by many of Scotland's best-known contemporary poets, including Hugh MacDiarmid, Norman MacCaig, Liz Lochhead and Edwin Morgan, the long and fascinating relationship between Scotland and football has never been encapsulated so well, nor has it meant so much. It’s a playful, humorous take on the Lord’s Prayer, where ‘Hallowed be thy name’ becomes ‘Hallowed be thy game’ and ‘Amen’ becomes ‘Full time’. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). My Old Football’, which was set to music in the early twentieth century, is a fine football song/poem about the singer’s/poet’s close bond to his old football, because of the football’s close associations with the poet’s brother, who is off fighting in the war (see also Duffy’s poem below).

In this article, you’ll find a selection of poems on football and death, as well as some inspirational football funeral readings from literature. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Writing poetry is a bridge that allows people to express their feelings and make others live every single word they read. Just as any truly accurate representation of a particular geography can only exist on a scale of 1:1 (imagine the vast, rustling map of Burgundy, say, settling over it like a freshly-starched sheet! The 2011 Kirin Cup ended with ZERO goals with the three teams sharing the trophy - Japan, Czech Republic and Peru.And to my mind the best ever football record, Pam Pam Cameroon by Macka B, includes references to Maradona and Roger Milla and the refrain ‘against the Cameroon England were lucky, lucky!

Bilston is a magician with words' Guardian 'Someone who knows their way round both a joke and a bittersweet narrative.If you polled one hundred high school football players, asking how well football and poetry go together, you’d probably find unanimous agreement that they don’t.

Composite: Alamy/Reuters View image in fullscreen The former Labour leader Michael Foot penned a poem about Dixie Dean’s Everton. While Jesus said ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’, Cookson pays tribute to the ‘tea makers’ – and everyone else who makes match day possible. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Andy Linehan recommends two songs: “The Real Sounds of Africa’s 13-minute track Tornados v Dynamos (3-3) – it details the game in the title and includes commentary on the goals (plus the arrival of the President of Zimbabwe to watch the game).

Discover more classic poetry with our pick of the best poems about sports, these classic baby poems, and these great Rudyard Kipling poems. Three Teams Worse Than Us’ from our Toffee friend Denys in Italy, also sums up how FGR fans currently feel. from the young footie fanatic to a been-to-every-game-grandma, and every 'I could've been a pro' in between.



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