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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:14 pm

This started off as a conversion with Mrs voodoobluesman when I got home tonight and ended as a conversation with FGR.

With sincere apologies to a great songwriter who is a real hero. Dean Friedman.

Lucky Stars

"What are you saying ?
How on earth can you say what you just said?"

"I was saying to myself
“Our title dreams are dead.”
By the way I forgot to say
I watched forest green rovers play today"

"Did you see Cooper?'

"Yes I saw Cooper"

"And was he angry?"

"He wasn't angry "

"Maybe a little?"

"Well possibly maybe!
But how am I supposed to feel
With all the games we just can't steal.
And I can't thank my lucky stars
Cause we're not as good as we like to think we are. "

"Would you like to talk about it?"

"There's not much to say.
We played Dover this afternoon
And let it slip away.
We just ran around as if
We were stumbling off a cliff. "

"Do you still like them ?"

"What are you saying?"

"You still support them?"

"Every time they're playing. "

"Really I mean it
Can you forget them?"

"Wait now, just stop it,
You should know better
I know this is hard to seem
There's no one quite like Forest Green
but I can't thank my lucky stars
Cause we're not as good as we like to think we are. "

Wait I'm sorry, its going wrong
And you have no alibis
You're just playing like some tools
You should apologise.
Listen boys I know your glum
But that's OK
We could still get a good run.
Do you still want it?
Cause we all want it.
Not just playing nice
Not just playing nice
Are you still winners?
Yes you're still winners
Then get right back out there
Cause we might not be all that loud
You'll never find a more loyal crowd
And I can thank my lucky stars
That I support the mighty FGR
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Timb » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:27 pm

Not bad. One correction.

We will get a good run.

Now is the time to get the wobble out of the way.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Football Poets » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:59 pm

The Road To Gel

feeling felt ...sentiment shared
kind of glad that I couldn't be there
a gig at the Sub Rooms kept me away
followed the drama by phone through the day
old school fog like days of yore
same old problems.. been here before

conspiracy theories why we go wrong
always 'big boys' coming on strong
this times Lincoln ...Barrow... Tranmere
how many times have we been here?
blame the manager.. choices he makes
endless chances... defensive mistakes

there at his fingertips there in his grasp
the endless friendless thankless task
Coops has my back - the team as well
here on the long hard road to gel

feels like an age since we won in the League
let's get going and batter Torquay
ditch all the moaning and groaning somehow
the past will be last year.. focus on now
build ups and play are a pleasure to see
time to click let the goals flow free

bring on next Year make a new start
let's score freely and rip teams apart
away with the nervousness swlrling around
it hangs in the air like a mist coming down
away with the negative bring on the plus
pressure posession and all that stuff

have a good Christmas welcome the New
at least we've created a vegan or two
enough about Rovers who we go to watch ...
think about those who just go for the nosh!

so...altogether now:

Vegan Vegan Vegan Pie
Covered in gravy give it a try
Offer me Turkey and I reply
Vegan Vegan Vegan Pie

one vegan club
there's only one vegan club
one vegan cluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-ub
there's only one vegan club

on our way..we're on our way
for a vegan meal we're on our way
if we win we don't care
if we lose we we still don't care
to a vegan meal ..we're on our way


Forest Green FC..in the Carol Embrey
Forest Green FC..for a nice cup of tea
soya milk or rice .. that'll be so nice
Forest Green FC ..in the Carol Embrey

sorry....but whatever


Have a great Christmas...and thanks to everyone who came to the Trenchcoats for Goalposts shows this year..Peace.... Crispin
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:49 pm

Great stuff VB and FP. Let's keep poetry corner going in 2017. Been too busy last few days to write but maybe one for Christmas soon.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Football Poets » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:35 pm

Defending the Indefensible


protection shown against attack ?
invisible ? absent ?. check
unjustified by argument ?
excuses ?.what the heck
regrettable ? lamentable ?
supporter value? high
defenders indefensible
no matter how we try

but sitting with Farmcotion
our poet hearts were torn
ripped open like our back men
bereft inept and shorn
we're shipping goals like stuff online
we're ebay in disguise
we're Amazon we're Dagenham
at least we've got the pies

so where did this all come from ?
and did it hold the fans ?
it could have been eleven all
our heads were in our hands
defend the Indefensible
and grumble as you will
I'd still prefer to share it all
than watch some drab nil-nil


this topsy turvy National League
that begs consistency
and longs for confidence to breed
from club to fan to team
but still there's not a person here
woman child or man
who cannot question what we saw
nor ever understand
for sheer and mad excitement
no time to hold your breath
at one moment I almost thought
that Parkin was the ref

as ten goals came and went today
what still seems fair to see
is at 2-4... and then 3-5
a point is fine for me

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FGR 5 Torquay Utd 5 NYD 2017
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:18 pm

Just off the top of my head as it is Panto season after all - oh no it isn't!

NEW FGR PANTO FOR 2017

PASSING STRANGERS

Ethan, may I introduce Charlie, he is to be a friend of yours
Charlie, this is Dale and he’ll also be your chum
And this is Dan who may occasionally be close by
You will come together and gesticulate after the opposition scores
But don’t look blue or feel too glum
It’s part of my dastardly plan to make friends and foe as bemused as I

We’ll fool our oppo’s into thinking it’s so easy
To win a game in passing right through strangers is sublime
With bafflement complete we’ll then move forward with elan
And discover the Torquay manager has a similar plan
Two defences that haven’t a clue makes one quite queasy
But it’s January and “oh yes it is” it’s time for FGR pantomime!

As our doughty manager’s selection will confirm
He is playing this panto season for laughs and japes
Seeing how bad the tactics can be and still not lose
And by how much he could make the fans wince and squirm
Could we be so bad and yet “with one bound” escape?
Or will the plan of passing strangers fail totally to bemuse

It is us the fans that are bemused to the n’th degree
We laughed, we cried, the joke was on us
If they didn’t know who was playing with who how could we know?
We weren’t in on the manager’s plan of a goal scoring frenzy
And that even rudimentary knowledge of defence was surplus
And passing strangers is FGR’s plan for 2017 to fool both friend and foe

Ho Ho Ho - it’s going to be a fun 2017 - All together “Oh No It Isn’t”!

Epilogue

A little plea from this humble fan
For Chrissakes Coops get a defensive plan!
Time is but an illusion - lunchtime doubly so.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Football Poets » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:40 pm

look out...they're behind you..

who? what?

five goals in your net?

whose net ....what our net ?

yeah ...but what about their net?

..what five goals?...yeah...oh right

....great to see you today mate..

we go again!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:08 pm

The return of the wingers

Turned us into winners

And silenced us whingers
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby andymac26 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:23 pm

When the team sheet showed Elliott Frear,
It didn't half fill us with cheer.
The difference he made,
And the way that we played,
The way forward is surely now clear?
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Football Poets » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:24 pm

How Many?

So many questions always on the go
rumours and grumbles that never seem to stop
but only one question in the heart of ev'ry fan
how many coats has Mark Cooper got?

negative comments about the boss
transfers and new loans bubbling in the pot
but far more important than all of that stuff..
how many coats has Mark Cooper got?

heard it mentioned on the last comment’ry
and suddenly the penny just finally dropped
Elliott and Keifer must wonder as they leave
how many coats has Mark Cooper got?

takes some stick on the ol’ touchline
Facebook rants that have lost the plot
promotion is there but we still wanna know...
how many coats has Mark Cooper got?

are they chosen for each new formation
diff’rent at the back..diff’rent up top
Motherwell Ipswich I don't care....
but how many coats has Mark Cooper got?

wrapped in a scarf like a snowman on the line
zip- ups... fur-lined ..he’s got the lot
forget about Lincoln...all we wanna know
is how many coats has Mark Cooper got?
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Fartvs Antiqvvs » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:20 pm

Very good observations about the man there, turned into verse. P/C. :)
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:38 pm

This is the last from me until I finally work out what is happening to our club. answers on a postcard please.

GET ME OFF THIS INSANE ROUNDABOUT

I’ll be at each home match as usual
But I am signing off from the forum except for perusal
I once went to matches to see the same 18-20 players
Who turned out for the club, not on loan or here for favours

Now all I read and see is he’s left/arrived on loan
Aren’t there any now that a club can call their own
But now I am sick of it all to the nth degree
Players are a commodity, to be bought and sold with no loyalty

We live in a disposable and throwaway society it’s true
The same for our players, don’t like one get one anew
I go to a match and I now know more from the other side
“weren’t they once ours”, no tossed carelessly aside

I feel doesn’t really matter who we support anymore
FGR - a name for a club with players in/out an ever revolving door
“Who’s in the team today - are there 11 I will know
Or have another 9 or 10 arrived and then on loan the others go?

I may be in a minority of one but I am sick of all the upheaval
I never realised that the diaspora had hit FGR - frankly primeval
So I will turn up each week in hope that I’ll recognise at least 8-9 of our side
‘Cause if I don’t what’s the point - is it now the season our team died?

Frear, Moore, Murphy, Raccine et al were our players who I got to know
Mostly in the team, loyal and help the team and club to grow
But - no let’s get loanees in and loan others out
Cooper shows no loyalty or stepping off the temporary contract roundabout

So I’ll be there on Saturday to support my FGR team
Regardless of who Cooper feels is the latest pawns in his ridiculous scheme
But if I can hope for one last request on matchday
Can I please see those who for FGR really want to play and stay

That’s it - I will now resort to coming each week, reading the increasingly insane and hysterical comment and leave it to others to make sense of what is occurring. Goodbye gentle reader.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Fartvs Antiqvvs » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:00 pm

A sort of tribute to Peter Sarstedt (Modified with apologies.) :

You talk like Jose Morinho
And you dance like Fred Astaire
Your clothes are all made by Burton
And there's dye and gel in your hair, yes there is

You live in a fancy apartment
By the curtesy of D. Vince
Where you keep players' records
And a friend of that big star Paul Ince, yes you are

You go to Carol's embassy gatherings
Where you talk Russian and Greek
And the young men that play in your line-up
They hang on every word that you speak, yes they do

But where do you go to my leader
When you're alone in your bed?
Tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head, yes I do

I've seen all your qualifications
You got from Ess-WIn-don
And the knowledge you stole from MacDonald
The enigma goes on and on, yes it does

When you go on your summer vacation
Do you to Robin Hood Bay go back?
With your carefully designed Budgie swimsuit
You get an even suntan on your back, and on you legs

And when the snow falls you're found in Nailsworth
With others of the same set
And you sip your hot Vegan coffee
But you never get your lips wet, no you don't.

But where do you go to my leader
When you're alone in your bed?
Won't you tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head, yes I do

You're in between forty and fifty
That's a very desirable age
Your body is firm and still fighting
But you live on a Manager's wage, yes you do, yes you do

Your name is heard in high places
You know well the Chair-man
He sent you a contract for Christmas
And you keep it just for fun, for a laugh. ha-ha-ha

They say that when you are fired
You will be a millionaire
But they don't realise where you came from
And I wonder if they really care, or give a damn

But where do you go to my leader
When you're alone in your bed?
Tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head, yes I do

I remember the back streets of Wakefield
Two children begging in rags
Both touched with a burning ambition
To shake off their lowly-born tags, they tried

So look in my face, Nicholas Cooper
And remember just who you are
Then go and forget us forever
But I know you will still bear the scar, deep inside

I know where you go to my leader
When you're alone in your bed
I know the thoughts that surround you
Cause I can look inside your head

All in the best possible taste Mark. All in the best possible taste. ;)
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:52 pm

Some wonderful poetry - thanks guys
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:13 pm

Thanks FA - quality verse. It even made me find sarstedt on Spotify and sang your lyrics to it. family thought I had gone even madder than usual - but it'll go down a storm at acoustic night in the Fleece, Hillesley!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:02 pm

I'd just like to say CONGRATULATIONS to TheFarmcotian who began this thread less than 18 months ago after some unusually harsh words regarding the place of poetry on a football website.

Well we are into our 11th page, well over 200 contributions and a staggering 40,000 views.

As with so many things our club is successful and unique thanks to both its owner and the fans.

The last of Leonard Cohen's amazing verses from 'Democracy'....I should have invited him to join the prediction forum

I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean
I love the country but I can't stand the scene
And I'm neither left or right
I'm just staying home tonight
Getting lost in that hopeless little screen
But I'm stubborn as those garbage bags
That Time cannot decay
I'm junk but I'm still holding up
This little wild bouquet
Democracy is coming to the USA??????

This is Leonard Cohen's version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEDSRP3yNPo

This is a very moving rendition this week from across the pond - I recommend you have a listen

http://cohencentric.com/2017/01/16/vide ... est-11517/
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Football Poets » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:25 pm

Too Bright for Comfort

we weren’t too great again out there
it’s hard to watch for sure
perhaps they were too bright for us
i thought we’d never score
it feels bizarre..familiar
before a restless crowd
who barely raise the noise at all
as though they’re not allowed..

the glaring garb the visitors
arrived in ..took us back
to when the future looked so bright
as we began to crack
to be outsung by 42
all standing in the shade
at least we haven’t lost this year
when will we make the grade?

you listen in on moans and groans
from those who’ve watched for years
the pessimism swirls around
increasing long-felt fears
the panic button’s being pressed
we beg consistency
we only sing when we’re winning
which is not constantly

they chop and change so often
they come and go like mist
our two new subs looked fine indeed
it's time to stick not twist
we have no right to win this league
we flatter to deceive
from the sublime to poor sometimes
whatever we believe

ok we were hard done by
but there we were again
with 7 added minutes
it’s deja-vu my friends
as though we’ve never known a team
put ten behind the ball
or watched dismayed as they waste time
is no surprise at all

so how to lift the feeling
for confidence to soar ?
except to keep on keeping on
it's square one time once more...
and what to say to stand out more
when pressure is incessant
it’s time for even bolder shirts
we must..

.be more..

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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:40 pm

Hope we get to see some poetry on Burns Night: perhaps someone will put a FGR stamp on one of Rabbie Burns’s poems. If not perhaps a poem celebrating a win over Bristol City?

Never really understood ‘Auld Lang Syne’, not that the Scottish plagiariser wrote it himself anyway. The poem is often sung tonight in Scottish circles, though more commonly on New Years Eve before the traditional bun fight with Torquay!

I don’t have a talent for poetry, but these are my reflections

First verse poses the question, "Should we forget our old friends and times gone by?” ( No never, Oggie, Porky, Smithy, Fleets, Fozzie, Meech, Nors,Oshodi…… Cloughy) Frear & Racine?

The chorus states "Old times? I'll drink to that.” ( Definitely)

Second verse translates to "We had great times when we were younger, but we've grown older and we've seen some rough roads and got some mileage on us now.” ( Yeah 19 seasons in this league)

Third verse states "When we were younger we did some awesome stuff together. Now, for whatever reasons we've been parted to a degree or more since then.” ( Lewer was the worst period,we've come a long way since then)

Fourth verse basically is a declaration that the friendship still lasts anyway. "You take my hand I'll take yours and we'll drink some beer for the good ol' days.” ( I’m all for a bit of nostalgia, but desperately want to feel optimistic)

Anyone celebrating Burns Night, have a good evening - hope I'm offered a pint rather than a whisky!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Football Poets » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:48 pm

we may not have a Miller
a Hawkins or a Conte
but we have Nobes and Doidgey
and a late late late full Monthe*

*depending who you wanna believe BBC or our brave Commentating team..KMB or Mr M ...frankly who cares...well done guys
time to start winning at home and for us all to continue to believe, to generate positive vibes to each other... at home games ,,,no more moaning...it's boring..., get behind the lads big time...am wrecked after that commentary...

Lincoln for the Cup please.....love to see them brought down to earth again on Tues v Solihull away
dream scenario: they get to Wembley but end up losing and with 7 games in hand.... 24 points behind us!

we can but dream..
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Foggy » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:54 pm

Agree with the comment about getting behind the team at home, we have drawn too many games, maybe if we the fans had tried a bit harder the team would still be top of the league.
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