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50 Ways to Score a Goal and Other Football Poems

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Julie is joined by leading Scottish Poets, Stuart Kenny and Susi Briggs, helping Scotland take its rightful place as the world football of football poetry.

I really think it may be interesting to see if this would be Everton’s nightmare and this poem is well suited for this concern. Yes, in our case, with two going down to the Conference, it could be entitled ‘Two Teams Worse Than Us’, but three would make us feel even safer. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Occasionally some remnants remain, with perhaps part of a wall or part or a stand or thre shape of a terrace, but often they are only still there in faded images and in our heads. Away from these shores, Jordi Gomez points us towards ‘Ode to Plattkó’, in which the famous Spanish poet Rafael Alberti immortalises a Barcelona goalkeeper who played on after being knocked out in the 1928 Cup final, where Alberti was watching on from the terraces.

Discover the joy of reading with us, your trusted source for affordable books that do not compromise on quality. This mini-anthology demonstrates that the beautiful game is entirely worthy of the beautiful language of poetry.

Given he started managing Halmstad at 29, surely the length of his career must be close to a world record? True, football is a team sport and feeds off the energy and will of the group, but it’s bigger than that. By bidding on, or purchasing this item, you are agreeing to us sharing your name and address details with that 3rd party supplier to allow us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you. Ways to Score a Goal and Other Football Poems includes witty chants, a haiku or two, and fun shape poems about the beautiful game. Three Teams Worse Than Us’ from our Toffee friend Denys in Italy, also sums up how FGR fans currently feel.My own debut collection, Way More Than Luck, contains a series of poems exploring the legends and myths of Liverpool FC. Have there been any examples of two ‘unrelegated teams’ playing each other and both going down at full time? 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). Results elsewhere, however, meant a win was not enough for the Laser Blues (as they were known at the time, to promote their kit deal with Kappa) and they joined the Potters in what was then Division Two.

The truce wasn’t total, and on Christmas Day 1914 there was some fighting on the western front; but Duffy’s poem homes in on the temporary cessation of hostilities – and those parts of the trenches where the battleground was made into a football pitch. This collection captures the passion Scots feel about football, covering every aspect of the game, from World Cup heartbreak to one-on-ones with the goalie.The Hampden Collection created its poetry section on 26th March 2018, with Stephen Watt as its inaugural Poet In Chief. 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.

While Jesus said ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’, Cookson pays tribute to the ‘tea makers’ – and everyone else who makes match day possible. There are poems by a range of authors about all kinds of football matches – including meteorite footballs, football on the moon, a witches versus wizards football match, the goalie with expanding hands, and the Stone Age man who invented football. 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. All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no charge.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).

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