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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:31 pm

New players have been added
To put us in with a shout
Are we better for it?
Today we found out
Fourteen of our players took to the field
We saw, we heard, all was revealed
Forest Green are now top of the league
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:35 pm

Thanks G

Lost count in the excitement!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Chrisgump11 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:48 am

Found this on the interweb:

A BREED APART

A Barrow lad's just mongrel stock, forebears from other lands,
Hired to work this barren waste with other foreign gangs.
There's no such thing as a Barrow lad, he has no pedigree,
He might speak about his great granddad but then he's from Inisfree.

His great grandma, she's not from here she hails from a Cornish town
Her dad, he came to work your shafts where the rich red ore was found.
No, a Barrow lad's a mongrel, not from pure bred lines,
But brought in here to do the job, in your treacherous iron mines.

So, a Barrow lad's a mongrel without a pedigree?
Well take a look around this town and tell me what you see.
Compare this town to anywhere, wherever in the land.
These Barrow men in one hundred years had formed a solid band.

These skilled and granite artisans entirely on their own
Carved out this jewel in the north and worked it stone by stone.
Though famine and disease they toiled and two world wars they gave
A son, a dad, a brother, their finest and their brave.

Listen to a Barrow lad boast of his abbey's vaulted trees
Let him tell of God's own country surrounded by the seas.
Pause and let him fondly muse of Lakeland fells beyond
Where Wordsworth, Coleridge with Southey roamed and forged a fraternal bond.

Feel for him as he speaks with pride about historic Piel
About their gallant lifeboat crew those hardened men of steel.
Called only when there's danger from tempest storm or tide,
And count the many lives they've saved and valiant friends who died.

Those shipyard men and ships they've built, craftsmen of world renown
The skills passed down are the skills that made this little Barrow town.
You spoke of ore what cost to life, that nugget began it all
From majestic town hall seen for miles, to gigantic Dev Dock Hall.

Beware, take care, don't ridicule, before you know these people
Those diamond folk who built our town, in the shade of Hindpool's steeple.
Don't dare to call them mongrel, they care not where you're from,
For every inch of this great town was built by its own son.

They've justly earned their pedigree
They've earned it with their blood
They're proud to be a Barrow lad,
And bloody well they should.

JAMES F DUNN

Sadly, some of Barrow's supporters could not live up to the billing
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:47 pm

Lovely poem Chris. It is just a shame that some of the sons and daughters of those from that town let them down. So I have added a new valedictory verse.

But what would Barrow's fathers and mothers of yesteryear make of how
Their descendants represent a proud history and heritage now
They'd be ashamed to call them sons and daughters who disgrace
traditions forged in northern climes at industry's white hot furnace

A bit bleak - but I am sure that some of the performers on display yesterday are not representative of the majority of Barrow people who I have found to be fine people.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:05 pm

OK, this is for tomcat, as he noticed my liking of the great James Marshall Hendrix, who will now be spinning in his grave!

Wah wah pedal at the ready!

Well we're not quite next to a mountain
But we stand at the top of a hill.
Yes we're not quite next to a mountain
but we stand at the top of a hill.
We pick up all the players and make a team
Who raise a noise in the stand.

Cause we are Forest Green, Forest Green
Lord knows we are Forest Green

(air guitars out, gents and ladies)

We will play for all the sweet time
And put it right in the back of the net.
Oh we'll play for all of the sweet time
And put it right in the back of the net

If we don't see you in this league
We'll meet ya in the next
And don't be late, don't be late.

Cause we are Forest Green, Forest Green
Lord knows we are Forest Green

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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Silver Surfer » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:30 pm

One of the greatest songs of all time and the greatest guitarist of all time. I had the joy of seeing him live once, and I still haven't seen anyone better.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:15 pm

So jealous!

Nearest I got was seeing a tribute player, who was pretty brilliant at it.

Went up to him afterwards to say how good he was and he thanked me in the broadest brummie accent ever!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:15 pm

On the second day after I started work in 1970 on 22 September Jimi Hendrix's body was brought to the Coroners Building In Great Westminster Road. I saw the hearse (along with the rest of the office and dozens of people outside) arrive at the Coroners. The closest I ever got to one of the best and most influential guitarists we will ever see.

Great new words - well done. I don't think I can do as well but here is my FGR take on Wild Thing.

Come on South Standers sing it with me
Right wing, you make my heart sing
Oh
You beat your full back -it's groovy
Right wing
Left wing - Elliot I think you move me
But I want a goal for sure
Come on and cross it to Kurtis one more time
We're winning
Right wing, Keanu makes my heart sing
Oh
He makes like a movie
Cross it again
Rovers swing
Yeah
Rovers swing you know you move us
It's promotion for sure
Come on and sock it to Lincoln one more time
Oh yes we love ya
FGR swings, and makes our hearts sing
You make scoring and winning, groovy
Yeah Keanu on right wing
Yeah Elliot on left wing
Yeah yeah Keanu pulls strings
Yeah yeah yeah on the right wing
Oh sock it to me
Wild wingers
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:27 pm

Brilliant!

Sheer poetry :D
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Chrisgump11 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:13 am

Poetry corner had definitely added something to an already outstanding website. Brilliant!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Fartvs Antiqvvs » Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:08 pm

That there Jokerman should become a member. Although there is not a great deal of rhyme, his match reports are sheer avant-garde poetry. :lol:
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Theoperator » Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:47 pm

Pitchfork wrote:New players have been added
To put us in with a shout
Are we better for it?
Today we found out
Fourteen of our players took to the field
We saw, we heard, all was revealed
Forest Green are now top of the league


Hope it doesn't happen this week, rather fancy an 11 v 11 match tomorrow.

Tis no wonder we are perched on top of the league
With 14 players pitchbound we were bound to succeed
Barrow had ten then nine
What a Pantomime

Boreham Wood was similar though better
Only one got a red letter
So will it be eleven ten or nine
to struggle against our team so sublime?

We can take on Lincolns men
Even if we are down to ten
With Parkins shots from halfway
We will see another winning Day
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:04 pm

Theoperator wrote:
Pitchfork wrote:New players have been added
To put us in with a shout
Are we better for it?
Today we found out
Fourteen of our players took to the field
We saw, we heard, all was revealed
Forest Green are now top of the league


Hope it doesn't happen this week, rather fancy an 11 v 11 match tomorrow.

Tis no wonder we are perched on top of the league
With 14 players pitchbound we were bound to succeed
Barrow had ten then nine
What a Pantomime

Boreham Wood was similar though better
Only one got a red letter
So will it be eleven ten or nine
to struggle against our team so sublime?

We can take on Lincolns men
Even if we are down to ten
With Parkins shots from halfway
We will see another winning Day


Great stuff The Operator. This page is everything I could have hoped for!

POTENTLY IT'S POETRY
My work here is nearly done
This link shows poetry to be much fun
You can embrace the gist of the game
In rhyme - great performances to frame

It's not only FGR reports conveyed in prose
Poetry equally the game shows the highs and lows
And so I hope this link will thrive
And hope that FGR fans keep poetry alive

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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:55 pm

He might not be firing on all cylinders yet, but here's my tribute to the big man!

Apologies to AC/DC

Wanna tell you a story
'bout a player I know
When it comes to football
He steals the show
Ain't exactly pretty
Aint't exactly small
42 - 38-56
You can see he's got it all...

Never had a player
Never had a player like you
Scoring all the goals
Scoring all the goals you do
Ain't no fairy story
Ain't no skin and bone
When he's doing all he does
Weighing in at 15 stone

He's a whole lot of Parky
A whole load of Parky
A whole lot Jonny
A whole lot of Jonny

Jonny you can do it
Do it for us all year long
Only wants to score
Only wants to score just one
And all through the season
Right around the clock
To our surprise
Parky never stops

He's a whole lot of Parky
A whole load of Parky
A whole lot Jonny
A whole lot of Jonny...

I thank you...
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:21 pm

Oh yes voodobluesman - excellent stuff and so quick to.

My poem this week is a tribute to our true warrior David Pipe. Maxted may have been man of the match but there was one outfield player who held it all together. It includes a chant that I feel we should take up on match days. I think that if it hadn't been for his will, commitment and example then we could have lost today.

THE WARRIOR


He’s leading us to heights anew,
Leading the team to an Olympian view
A hundred and twenty five years of history
Our Pipey could lead us on a magical Odyssey.

At The New Lawn, we gathered there,
Expectant that Bromley we would ensnare.
But they had a belief of their own
Newly promoted, pace and grit would be shown.

(Chant)
Pipey is a warrior,
A slave he’ll never be
A soldier and a conqueror
A hero to thee and me


We started with vim and vigour
But could we pull that scoring trigger
No sooner had Aaron answered the call
Than Bromley made the score one all

From then on it was squeaky bum time
No fluency, harried defenders holding the line
Blurred of vision, injured and scarred
But one showed the courage, stood guard, battle hard

(Chant)
Pipey is a warrior,
A slave he’ll never be
A soldier and a conqueror
A hero to thee and me


To win it would not be easy
Some of our misplaced passes made us queasy
But luck was on our side once more
As Delano scrambled, poked and scored

With Super Ted our custodian sublime
He repelled the invaders time after time
And with captain courageous - body on the line
He declared “Victory will be mine!”

(Chant)
Pipey is a warrior,
A slave he’ll never be
A soldier and a conqueror
A hero to thee and me


Now working on a Johnny Maxted one before Chester.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Fartvs Antiqvvs » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:27 pm

Do Limerick's qualify, or do we initiate another corner for them t/f? :lol:

There is a young man as our goalie,
who is treated as somebody holy.
The undying praise for his miraculous saves ...
He says, "It's from consuming broc-coli." ;)
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Timb » Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:12 am

Winter is here
And it's going on two years
Swallow my pride.
And things were looking grim
But they're looking good again
Swallow my pride.
Loose lips sink ships, they say
But isn't it always that way?
Swallow my pride,oh yeah.
Gonna have a real cool time
And everything's gonna be real fine
Swallow my pride, oh yeah.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:28 pm

Quick Haiku

Southport surprised us
Two-One, Aaron O'Connor
Keanu Marsh Brown
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:12 pm

I thought we might need something bit rousing in time for tomorrow.

Spoke to Bill Wagstaff and he came up with this gem...

If we are mark’d to lose, we are enow
To do our team’s loss; and if to win,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for promotion,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my strip wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from Forest Green.
God’s peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more methinks would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Vince, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this game,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not lose in that man’s company
That fears his fellowship to lose with us.
This day is call’d the feast of Pennock.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of Pennock.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say “To-morrow is Saint Pennock.”
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say “These wounds I had on Pennock's day.”
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Pipey the King, Parkin and O’Connor,
Guthrie and Frear, Racine and Maxted -
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Pennock shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that passes his ball with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in Nailsworth now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That played with us upon Saint Pennock’s day.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:03 pm

Crikey I seem to have bred a beast. Are we going to get Bob Hunt to stand in the middle of the pitch, dressed as Henry V and issue forth? It may be a little long for the average football fan! I cannot compete with this tonight - the muse is not upon me. What we need is a team talk from the Japanese Rugby team.
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