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  • 1.
    Goalkeeper Joe

    Joe Dunn were a bobby for football
    He gave all his time to that sport,
    He played for the West Wigan Whippets,
    On days when they turned out one short.

    He’d been member of club for three seasons
    And had grumbled again and again,
    Cos he found only time that they’d used him,
    Were when it were pouring with rain!

    He felt as his talents were wasted
    When each week his job seemed to be
    No but minding the clothes for the others
    And chucking clods at referee!

    So next time selection committee
    Came round to ask him for his sub
    He told them if they didn’t play him,
    He’d transfer to some other club.

    Committee they coaxed and cudgelled him
    But found he’d have none of their shifts
    So they promised to play him next weekend
    In match against Todmorden Swifts.

    This match were the plum of the season
    An annual fixture it stood,
    ‘T were reckoned as good as a cup tie
    By them as liked plenty of blood!

    The day of the match dawned in splendour
    A beautiful morning it were
    With a fog drifting up from the brick fields
    And a drizzle of rain in the air.

    The Whippets made Joe their goalkeeper
    A thing as weren’t wanted at all
    For they knew once battle had started
    They’d have no time to mess with the ball!

    Joe stood by the goal posts and shivered
    While the fog round his legs seemed to creep
    'Til feeling neglected and lonely
    He leant back and went fast asleep.

    He dreamt he were playing at Wembley
    And t’roar of a thundering cheer
    He were kicking a goal for the Whippets
    When he woke with a clout in his ear!

    He found 'twere the ball that had struck him
    And inside the net there it lay
    But as no one had seen this ‘ere ‘appen
    He punted it back into play!

    'Twere the first ball he’d punted in anger
    His feelings he couldn’t restrain
    Forgetting as he were goalkeeper
    He ran out and kicked it again!

    Then after the ball like a rabbit
    He rushed down the field full of pride
    He reckoned if nobody stopped him
    Then ‘appen he’d score for his side.

    ‘Alf way down he bumped into his captain
    Who weren’t going to let him go by
    But Joe, like Horatio Nelson
    Put a fist to the Captain’s blind eye!

    On he went 'til the goal lay before him
    Then stopping to get himself set
    He steadied the ball, and then kicked it
    And landed it right in the net!

    The fog seemed to lift at that moment
    And all eyes were turned on the lad
    The Whippets seemed kind of dumbfounded
    While the Swifts started cheering like mad!

    'Twere his own goal as he’d kicked the ball through
    He’d scored for his foes ‘gainst his friends
    For he’d slept through the referee’s whistle
    And at half time he hadn’t changed ends!

    Joe was transferred from the West Wigan Whippets
    To the Todmorden Swifts, where you’ll see
    Still minding the clothes for the others
    And chucking clods at referee! read more »

  • 2.
    Is My Team Ploughing

    "Is my team ploughing,
    That I was used to drive
    And hear the harness jingle
    When I was man alive?" read more »

  • 3.
    Old Schooldays

    Awake, of Muse, the echoes of a day
    Long past, the ghosts of mem'ries manifold --
    Youth's memories that once were green and gold
    But now, alas, are grim and ashen grey. read more »

  • 4.
    My old football

    YOU can keep your antique silver and your statuettes of bronze,
    Your curios and tapestries so fine,
    But of all your treasures rare there is nothing to compare
    With this patched up, wornout football pal o’ mine. read more »

  • 5.
    To win a game

    How do you win a football game? Not by skill alone or clever plays,
    in modern days the game has changed and subterfuge and actors
    ways will pave the path to glory. Fitness pays a fair reward to keep read more »

  • 6.
    Super Bowl Day

    They're playing in the bowl tomorrow
    and we are so very proud.
    We Seahawk fans are loyal read more »

  • 7.
    The Ultimate Fan

    You've all heard about our Seahawks,
    The Super Bowl winning team.
    Their twelfth man... their faithful fans, read more »

  • 8.
    Football

    Just like a football I am and have
    been bounced around a bit,
    But only by chance of fate, no man read more »

  • 9.
    Football

    I take the snap from the center, fake to the right, fade back...
    I've got protection. I've got a receiver open downfield...
    What the hell is this? This isn't a football, it's a shoe, a man's
    brown leather oxford. A cousin to a football maybe, the same read more »

  • 10.
    The Higher Education

    (Harvard's prestige in football is a leading factor. The best players in the leading preparatory schools prefer to study at Cambridge, where they can earn fame on the gridiron. They do not care to be identified with Yale and Princeton.--JOE VILA in the Evening Sun.)

    "Father," began the growing youth,
    "Your pleading finds me deaf; read more »

  • 11.
    After School, Street Football, Eighth Grade

    Their jeans sparkled, cut off
    way above the knee, and my
    friends and I would watch them read more »

  • 12.
    Fair Play

    Mirror mirror on the wall
    Could you please return our ball
    Our football went through your crack
    You have two now read more »

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  10. A Soldier Above The Football Field, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  11. Seahawks, Micah Krahn
  12. Ronaldo 1, oskar hansen
  13. Ronaldo, oskar hansen
  14. The Big Match, Noah Sutherland
  15. Touchline, penny green
  16. New Pope Haiku 2013-, john tiong chunghoo
  17. The Mad Duck, Ima Ryma
  18. R9 Football Club, Robert Mogano
  19. Play Nice, Ima Ryma
  20. Messi, sallam yassin
  21. JACK PINTO, Christina J. Williams
  22. Progress, sallam yassin
  23. Football, Deci Hernandez
  24. The football legend Pele, Asif Andalib
  25. Football 2, Tony Gonzalez
  26. EURO-The Football Spirit, taanya khanna
  27. 'El-messiah'!, Edward Kofi Louis
  28. "Shayne", zach burdette
  29. What Is War, David Aoloch Bion
  30. Why Do You Love Football?, Candy Simpson
  31. Kick the Ball, Edward Kofi Louis
  32. The Football Match, Asif Andalib
  33. HAIKU #093 (football), Carolyn Brunelle
  34. Green Bay, Wisconsin ~ Tanka, Christine A Kysely
  35. Football Is Its Name ~ Senryu, Christine A Kysely
  36. Football, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  37. A Flower To Auroville Mother-51, Indira Renganathan
  38. I'm A Fan, Colin Coplin
  39. Football - The most beautiful game, Rohan Roy
  40. Bliss., john o'connell
  41. Football Is Round, Louisa Dai
  42. Maradona, Maradona, Maradona…, Biswajit Ganguly
  43. Worldcup 2010 southafrica, Baliboola N.ivan
  44. The Great Footballers Of Brazil, Francis Duggan
  45. XFL, Jesus Christ
  46. FOOTBALL A GAME., BUNMI OROGUN SAMUEL
  47. The Last Day, Khadim Hussain
  48. You May Know A Lot About Your Favourite .., Francis Duggan
  49. done with football, Aaron Fullbright
  50. 'Tis Football, Francis Duggan
  51. For the Hillsborough Lost, Gordon D Wilkinson
  52. MY WINNING HUGS., mariam khan Farah Abdulahi
  53. Another Football Season, Francis Duggan
  54. I Remember The Time, Francis Duggan
  55. Three Boys On their Bicycles, Francis Duggan
  56. Suppose Football Does Serve A Purpose, Francis Duggan
  57. Football, my life, Estelle Koehler
  58. i- Formation, Onyx Blake
  59. My Grandfather, Prasetya Utama
  60. Football His Diversion, Francis Duggan
  61. ! LOYAL FAN, Linda Ori
  62. ! GAMES, GAYATRI NAMBIAR
  63. He Is Such A Joyful Winner, Francis Duggan
  64. Tim Kennelly, Francis Duggan
  65. Zinnedine Zidane, Francis Duggan
  66. This Is The Football Season, Francis Duggan
  67. The Teenager On His Bicycle, Francis Duggan
  68. Young David The Under Fourteen, Francis Duggan
  69. The Joy Of Their Laughter, Francis Duggan
  70. Denny Long Of Annagloor, Francis Duggan
  71. A Memory From 85, Francis Duggan
  72. In The Local Football Oval, Francis Duggan
  73. Frank Riordan, Francis Duggan
  74. The Woman Five Doors Down, Francis Duggan
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