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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:49 pm

Great stuff FC as always. Be good to have you back.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Football Poets » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:34 pm

nice one mate...come back soon..so cold today but last minute win after Shots equalized predictably..and my first day as tannoy announcer......still top o' the league..but quiet East Stand again after last week's improvement .. apart from South Stand faithful COYR....
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:25 am

2016 Bloody Hell....we have lost so many wordsmiths - today on 11/11 we learn of the death of Leonard Cohen. His songs have resonated for me like no other, he's at the very top of the Tower of Song. Dance me to the end of love

Seems fitting I should post this poem today, but Cohen was about so much more than sadness. There is a crack in everything where the light gets in.

In Flanders Fields by Leonard Cohen

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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Football Poets » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:57 am

Sad news indeed. "It is in love that we are born..in love we disappear" Leonard Cohen .

Such a sad day. Leonard Cohen has passed on. A lifetime and longtime turntable friend

it was on reading Spice Box of Earth on Formentera, his first collection of poems in the early 60s that I fell in love with his words and later the gift of that golden voice' .Leonard unknowingly introduced me to writing and performing poetry and taught me that it's ok , even if you're not amazing, to write, speak and sing from the heart.

I was fortunate enough to see him live three times and experience the magic at Glastonbury ,Big Chill and most recently on the last tour at Birmingham where he sang his heart out to us for three hours.

For Anne

With Annie gone
whose eyes to compare with the morning sun.
Not that i did compare
But I do now that Ann's gone

Leonard Cohen
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Chrisgump11 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:38 pm

Even in death, Leonard Cohen strikes a chord. Clearly his spirit did not wish to endure the barbarity of a Trump presidency

Leonard's lyrics and soulful delivery will resonate forever
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Football Poets » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:07 pm

agreed C
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:42 pm

RIP Leonard Cohen

FIRST WE TAKE THE CONFERENCE

Pennock sentenced us to 2¨years of tedium
But Coop’s changing the system from within
We’re motoring now, They’re going to reward us 
First we take the Conference, then we take the League

We’re guided by a visionary
We’re guided by an eco warrier pure
We’re guided by the beauty of our football 
First we take the Conference, then we take the League 

I really like our movement it’s groovy
I love our sinuous, silky, sensuous style 
But you see that hard work has to move everyone 
It’s not easy, not easy, not easy it’s how the season goes 

Ah I loved you as a loser, but now we just might win 
You know they think they have ways to stop us but they’ll don't have the guts 
How many seasons we prayed for this, to let our work unfold 
First we take the Conference, then we take the League 


Thanks Leonard for the memories
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:50 pm

Brilliant Farmcotian, First we take the Conference, love it.

Dance us to the end of love
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Football Poets » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:49 am

.....oh but was it hard to resist


first we cut out meat and fish
then we cut out moaning....

first we take Miller
then we take Norwood


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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:48 pm

On Remembrance Sunday I have been reading some of the Macclesfield thread and talk of others "hating" our club. On today of all days what on earth are we coming to? I go to football to be entertained, to be amongst "friends", to have fun and some good natured banter. Sure - we can be envious of players, money etc that another team may have - but surely we don't hate them? Having got that off my chest - great result, super reporting by Jokerman and great analytical content from those who follow the team to the farthest corners of this home field.

FATE OR HATE?

Should there be hate in our beloved game?
What makes us utter a word so profane?
Is it really envy, jealousy or desire?
How can hate help us to understand or inspire?

What motivates us to love and support?
It’s not hate makes me turn out, opposition to thwart
But joy, anticipation, expectation, frustration, dream
A test of loyalty, true but surely hatred should not be screamed

On a day like today hate surely has no place in anyone’s lexicon
Do we truly “detest”, “abhore”, “loathe” want the other gone
Surely we should admire, inspire or aspire to want to be the best
It’s football for goodness sake, we come for community not to detest

Sport is played on home and foreign fields
People who hate must not hide beneath its shield
Let’s tease, “take the michael” have some fun at the oppo’s expense
But hate - get real - let us support with passion and with common sense

We will remember
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:42 am

That's quite touching FC.

Welcome back, you've been missed.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Fartvs Antiqvvs » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:38 pm

OLDIES.

(With apologies to Willie Wordy.)

Up Nympsfield road I lonely ploughed
That rises steep o'er vales and hills
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of oldies taking pills;
Around the ground, beneath the stand,
Gasping for air, not feeling grand.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle in the milky way,
They crouched in never ending lines,
Of east stand seats but nought to say;
Two thousand saw I at a glance,
Singing songs? Nay, not a chance.
Quo tendimus?

Nos venit!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:54 pm

Genius!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:46 pm

BIG BEN

Young Ben Jefford has moved to my former club
My other team I still support from afar
It was no good him being excluded from even being a sub
I am sure at Sutton he will become a star

With Cloughie and Dan coming from the U's
We have to give them something back
Ben will be the first full back or midfielder they chose
And will provide many passes for Sutton to attack

And so farewell to a lovely lad
Who in earlier years would have been first choice
Sutton will stop him from becoming a wandering nomad
So come on the chocolate and amber cheer him with hearty voice
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Football Poets » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:19 pm

Make Some Noise for Rovers

when the winner won't go in
when the main stand will not sing
when the late match nerves kick in
make some noise for Rovers

when you've had your mash and pie
gritted teeth as time flies by
take your gloves off have a try
make some noise for Rovers

is it really just the young
who refuse to be outsung
and implore you with the drum
to make some noise for Rovers ?

I've seen people stop and stare
parents shudder turn and glare
at my trusty clapper there
making noise for Rovers

as a child upon the Shed
on those chants and noise was fed
swapped allegiance ..there it's said
to make some noise for Rovers

and I for one care not a fig
any match here small or big
and though its sometimes like a gig
just make some noise for Rovers

are we embarrassed or just shy?
and sit there as the the game flies by
afraid to raise our voices high
and make some noise for Rovers?


@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @

FGR 2 Tranmere Rovers 2 . 22 Nov 2016

Happy with a point and what great football ? it's just that final piece of the jigsaw missing..
I don't know if it's lack of a different Plan B when it peters a bit in second halves...
Why is it always a surprise when teams up the ante in the second half or high press us from the start ?

On the really good side and without a Costa (but I'd take Miller) Doidge works his socks off and some of the forward play , control and skilful understanding of Wishart, Pinnock, Sinclair, Traore and and Noble is class. Our goalie too is superb. So three points not achieved but three points to make....

CHANCES
We just aren't burying golden chances and can't seem to beat top teams here.Why? Pressure? Nerves? .

MARSH BROWN
Much as i love Marsh Brown, and just when i criticized him against Lincoln he does something amazing ...but...
when you have teams flying in to every ball , his laid back style so often gets picked on and tonight's sloppy cross-field pass proved fatal.

LACK OF NOISE IN MAIN STAND
Main stand lack of noise (after such an improved noise v Lincoln) is woeful still.

Oh dear- are we really just too cold to take our gloves off and clap? Early season/ late Summer nights weren't much better. We can do better.

I spend a lot of time ( and you can laugh) imploring people to make some noise ..and buy a clapper (what!?) Aren't they just for kids you ask? No.
I know some of us are all cosy in the serene and packed enclaves of the CE Suite and at times .It does feel like going to a posh theatre for a play or gig at times. .where you clap at the start and the end. We are spoilt, those of us lucky enough to be in there.

.I also know we're better known for Rugby, fishing, and god forbid hunting, but why not (shock-horror) buy a clapper and make some noise ? Fair play to the drummers and South Stand hardcore crew, without them we'd be the laughing stock. I do occasionally bring in my old wooden rattle (even more shock horror) and the reaction is equally bemusing. Oh no it's that poet bloke with a rattle, can we move away Dad/Mum?

So...well done once again to South Stand, for making it feel like a real ground, but I heard barely two efforts at clapping and "Forest Green, Forest Green, Forest Green." Surely we can do better. I encourage everyone I meet to buy a cardboard clapper. Let's be naif...who cares..it works for Fulham and Leicester and Norwich .and yet people still look at me like I'm loopy next to them .69 and making some noise, disgraceful outrageous outward behaviour ....arrest me? I've had older people and kids next to me put fingers in ears, or alarmed at the noise a little cardboard clapper makes...(what?)
Come on guys .....love your team and show it..rant over ...onward.. Thoughts guys?

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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Ray Clegg » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:19 pm

I Think I am posting this in the correct place but here goes anyway.

The tension the thrill with plenty of skill
The boys in green serve up a cracker on top of the hill
We all watch with joy as we cheer the boys on
but at the end we sure need a pill.

Top of the league we sit there still
We all take a breath and urge with goodwill
For the boys in green on top of the hill
to finish with style with panache and with skill.



Ok a work in progress but I will get in tune with it as I read more lol.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Football Poets » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:48 pm

Nice one..sentiment shared....not sure if any of us ever get in tune on the page (!) But like you say it's always a work in progress ....right now (boring I know) I'm forever urging fans to get in tune at matches and find their voices and hand-claps more..keep on.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:37 pm

There has been a lot of talk as to why the East (or Easy) stand does not belt out the chants and songs in the same way as the South Stand. This is just my view as to why it does not happen.

SING -SILENCE- IT’S STILL SUPPORT

“¨Forest Green, Forest Green, Forest Green”
They say that the East stand voices are rarely heard
We’re little boys and girls who don’t want to be heard but seen
Just because we don’t always sing - that’s absurd

Some like to watch the match - and discuss quietly together
You don’t have to shout to support your team
They’ll still support the Rovers forever
Others are reserved and it’s not in their psyche to shout and scream

We all support our club in different ways
Some bang the drum, chant and cheer
Others watch with passion, but don’t sing just gaze
So let’s accept the differences, TNL still has atmosphere
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:53 pm

Perfect FC

Sums it up really well.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:32 pm

This supporter is getting fed up with all the comings and goings and the comings back again and then the..... ad nauseum . So this poem is written in my frustration about all this change. My opinion and mine alone. Shoot me down with another reasoned poem!


Too many cooks spoil the broth?

Who is now plays for Forest Green?
Who is on loan or at The New Lawn?
What are the names of those seldom seen?
Who will get us to the Rubicon?

Personally I am fed up with all the changes
So many players are here and then not here
Some are supposedly better but Coops just rearranges!
Continuity is what makes a great team I fear

But Racine - the captain of the club
Is banished to a foreign field
And others have too received the Cooper snub
And yet to our main contenders we yield and yield

Forwards Moore and Murphy who we desperately need
Are banished to other clubs whilst whilst we suffer
And others, reputably better have come to help us succeed
But will they be good and messiahs or yet more in season duffers

These opinions are of course mine and mine alone
But I am fed up seeing squad changes every week
We have players, loyal, fine who the coup have not flown
Others performing great things whilst promotion we seek

Continuity for me is an essential part of a happy team
We have a squad of disproportional size in my view
Players come and sometimes go and then return it seems
It’s time to rethink our strategy anew

Players have to get to know each other and form a bond
The best time is at pre-season one should start
So many games in - how does Coops wave a magic wand
The continuity, cohesion (and fitness!) he should impart

You look at teams who perform so well through a season
They usually have a team with a spine so stable
Players are told when dropped or loaned - with positive reasons
It could be seen that loyalty is a betrayal

And so with Christmas tide approaching so fast
It’s the time of family, loving and giving
Let’s look at reducing a squad so vast
And others find first team footy and make a good living!

Merry Christmas everyone and a new player free New Year!
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