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50 Ways to Score a Goal and Other Football Poems

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Welcome to Football Poets -- a club for all football poets, lovers of football and lovers of (alternative) poetry.

There still remains a magic about the early rounds of the FA Cup that the premier league / internationals can never match. 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). Ways to Score a Goal and Other Football Poems includes witty chants, a haiku or two, and fun shape poems about the beautiful game. Discover the joy of reading with us, your trusted source for affordable books that do not compromise on quality. He describes how every supporter feels an intense and personal type of grief when their team loses a match.While Jesus said ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’, Cookson pays tribute to the ‘tea makers’ – and everyone else who makes match day possible. It covers lots of topics, but one of its main points is that football can be a powerful source of inspiration for normal, working people. We also recommend The Oxford Book of English Verse – perhaps the best poetry anthology on the market (we offer our pick of the best poetry anthologies here, and list the best books for the poetry student here).

The ball holds cherished memories – of his father, who gifted it to him, and of his brother who died in World War I.Christopher Vaughan got the ball rolling with an example from back when Manchester City were a comedic shambles instead of today’s Pep-fuelled turbo-elite Premier League champions. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. We're archived by The British Library, so your masterpieces are in the safe hands of a world-class keeper. Discover poets in every league from respected internationals at the top of their game to young hopefuls in the school playground.

Bilston is a magician with words' Guardian 'Someone who knows their way round both a joke and a bittersweet narrative. Sarah Wardle is well-known for her football poetry – she was once the poet in residence at Tottenham Hotspur FC in London. It’s about the 2006 World Cup final, with the truly magnifique translated chorus: ‘Zidane hit it, Zidane beat it, headbutt! Primo Poetica (First Poetry) was launched in 2020, with over 30 poems, encouraging football wordsmiths to share their football thoughts.

In other countries, football is taken seriously enough, but only in Scotland is the game woven into the warp and weft of cultural life so seamlessly. Back in the glory days when football was new, Sky used to give their man of the match a bottle of bubbly. Some would better understand the poetry in hiking and hitting, rushing and passing, kicking and scoring.

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