FGR POETRY CORNER

For chat about all other topics

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:16 pm

Only just seen your Who Killed **** Robin pastiche - absolutely fantastic. I hope that red robin will post on the Cheltenham Forum. If not shall I????

“WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN COMES SOB, SOB, SOBBING ALONG"

When old red red robin comes sob, sob, sobbing along along
He’ll be regretting his decision to support the Robins all nightlong
Wake up, wake up you dunderhead get promotion out of ‘yer head
Cheer up Cheer up the league is dead, pray, lose, cry be unhappy
Time is but an illusion - lunchtime doubly so.
User avatar
TheFarmcotian
First Team
First Team
 
Posts: 843
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:45 pm
Location: Hillesley

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:38 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Not sure that bird-brain will have found it on here.

He's too busy crow-ing!
User avatar
voodoobluesman
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 2204
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:44 am

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:55 am

It’s been a little while since the muse has been upon me (actually since “retiring” I have been working harder than ever) so I thought I would make up for it with a tribute to our hard working team and management. Those who do - enjoy. Those who don’t - why have you opened this thread?

Memorialising Events in the Battle of the National League
November 28 2015
By The “Lord” Farmcotian

The Charge of the Green Brigade

Top of the league, top of the league
Top of the league, nearly
Forest in the vale of the Green
They Thundered and they plundered
Forward my brave bonny boys
Strike at their defence”our general said

Forest in the Vale of the Green
They Plundered and they thundered.


”Forward the Green Brigade”
Was there a man afraid
Not that our captain knew
Sometimes they stumbl'd
No goals, but several in reply
No-one knew the reason why
Points lost; forwards goal shy

Into the heat of the battle
They thundered but blundered


Robins on the top of them
Whites immediately below them
Robins again confront them
Rovers tore them asunder
Storm'd them with shots, gave them hell
Under the Greens onslaught every team fell
The bell tolled the death knell,
Into the heart of the fight

We all raised the decibles
Our mighty team thundered


Rovers glory can never fade
All the great matches that we’ve played
All league teams shuddered
Honour the fight that they’ve made

Honour our Green Brigade
As they plunder and thunder.
Time is but an illusion - lunchtime doubly so.
User avatar
TheFarmcotian
First Team
First Team
 
Posts: 843
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:45 pm
Location: Hillesley

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Foggy » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:57 pm

Five live want football team related poetry tonight, to feature during their programme, surely this is right up our street?
The future is bright, the future is green...Forest Green!
User avatar
Foggy
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 4427
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:54 pm
Location: The other side of the hill...living in the land of the eggmen!

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:11 pm

Foggy wrote:Five live want football team related poetry tonight, to feature during their programme, surely this is right up our street?



Any idea where I should send them Foggy?
Time is but an illusion - lunchtime doubly so.
User avatar
TheFarmcotian
First Team
First Team
 
Posts: 843
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:45 pm
Location: Hillesley

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:31 pm

Send him a PM Farmcotian - you have to get those poems in!
User avatar
Pitchfork
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 8249
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:00 pm

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Foggy » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:01 pm

@5livesport
The future is bright, the future is green...Forest Green!
User avatar
Foggy
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 4427
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:54 pm
Location: The other side of the hill...living in the land of the eggmen!

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby kennysarmy » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:09 pm

TheFarmcotian wrote:It’s been a little while since the muse has been upon me (actually since “retiring” I have been working harder than ever) so I thought I would make up for it with a tribute to our hard working team and management. Those who do - enjoy. Those who don’t - why have you opened this thread?

Memorialising Events in the Battle of the National League
November 28 2015
By The “Lord” Farmcotian

The Charge of the Green Brigade

Top of the league, top of the league
Top of the league, nearly
Forest in the vale of the Green
They Thundered and they plundered
Forward my brave bonny boys
Strike at their defence”our general said

Forest in the Vale of the Green
They Plundered and they thundered.


”Forward the Green Brigade”
Was there a man afraid
Not that our captain knew
Sometimes they stumbl'd
No goals, but several in reply
No-one knew the reason why
Points lost; forwards goal shy

Into the heat of the battle
They thundered but blundered


Robins on the top of them
Whites immediately below them
Robins again confront them
Rovers tore them asunder
Storm'd them with shots, gave them hell
Under the Greens onslaught every team fell
The bell tolled the death knell,
Into the heart of the fight

We all raised the decibles
Our mighty team thundered


Rovers glory can never fade
All the great matches that we’ve played
All league teams shuddered
Honour the fight that they’ve made

Honour our Green Brigade
As they plunder and thunder.


you boy wonder ;)
User avatar
kennysarmy
Reserves
Reserves
 
Posts: 233
Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:37 am

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:50 pm

Foggy wrote:@5livesport


I sent a selection but no idea if the got used. They had Man U on so I wasn't remotely interested in the content of the commentary! Just about to compose a Chrismassy tribute to the team and fans. Any suggestions for topics to be included besides vegan food, Bestiality on the pitch, the awful Christmas Jumper and ecotricity puns.
Time is but an illusion - lunchtime doubly so.
User avatar
TheFarmcotian
First Team
First Team
 
Posts: 843
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:45 pm
Location: Hillesley

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:24 pm

Not that this game is dull, but this is keeping me occupied

A fairytale of Forest Green (with apologies to the mighty Shane McGowan)

It was Christmas Eve, Dale
In the East Stand
An old man said to me, “won't win another one”
And then he sang a song
“come on you Rovers”
I turned my face away
And dreamed about league two

Got on a lucky one
Came in at ten to one
I've got a feeling
This year's for me and you
So happy Christmas
I love you FGR
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true

They've got cars plugged “on charge”
They've got rivers of green
But the wind goes right through you
It's no place for the team
When you first took my eye
On a cold Pre Season Game
You promised me
League 2 was waiting for me

You were handsome
But not pretty
Lords of Nailsworth City
When the team finished playing
They mumbled for more
The Green Man was swinging,
All the South Stand were singing
We scored from a corner
Then charged through their half

The boys of the Famous South Stand choir
Were singing "Rovers Come On"
And the bells were ringing out
For Promotion

You're a bum
You're a punk
You're an old ref on junk
Standing there almost blind on a bribe from the other side
We’ve got Parkin, O’Connor
Elliot and Guthrie
Happy Conference your aspidistra
I pray God it's our last

The boys of the Famous South Stand choir
Were singing "Rovers Come On"
And the bells were ringing out
For Promotion

We could all be someone
We’re better than anyone
I took my dreams of you
When I first found you
I kept them with me, Ady
I put them with my own
Can't make it on our own
I've built my dreams around you

The boys of the Famous South Stand choir
Were singing "Rovers Come On"
And the bells were ringing out
For Promotion
User avatar
voodoobluesman
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 2204
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:44 am

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:37 pm

........................I.........................
...................wrote....................
.................a poem...................
.............in the shape...............
.......of a Christmas tree.........
.. then the Boreham Wood
.came and devoured our our.
....................FGR.......................
...................team......................
...................................................................................and
...............................................................................................................................the
.................. words
................................................................ lay
..............................................................................................................................................................forlorn
................................................on
...........................................................................................the
.........................................................................................................................grass
................................................................................................................................................................ of the
.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................New Lawn
User avatar
Pitchfork
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 8249
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:00 pm

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:59 pm

Hopefully you speak too soon PF!
User avatar
voodoobluesman
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 2204
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:44 am

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby mauler » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:32 pm

quality poems/lyrics - glad I came on this section of the website

cars plugged on charge - like it whodovooddo
User avatar
mauler
First Team
First Team
 
Posts: 564
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:10 pm

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:01 pm

Wonderful posts by Pitchfork Voodobluesman - I cannot compete


A
BRILLANT
CHRISTMAS
DAY
ENERVATES
FGR’S
GAY
HOME
INTERPLAY
JUST
KEEP
LASTING
MIDWAY
NEVER
OFFER
PASSAGEWAY
QUALIFY
RIGHTAWAY
SO
TEAMS
UNDERPLAY[color=#FF0000]

VICTORIOUSLY
WISH
XMAS DAY
ZION[/color]
Time is but an illusion - lunchtime doubly so.
User avatar
TheFarmcotian
First Team
First Team
 
Posts: 843
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:45 pm
Location: Hillesley

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:57 pm

Have you ever been expectant at a match
And left wondering how you won?
Players playing as individuals but still snatched
Points three from a shabby show
Yet Boring Wood were summararily despatched

Cough was towering in defence once more
He gets better with every game
Racine is sheer class so much in his game to adore
In Eliott Frear we have the fastest winger in the League
So they with the Beast are really top drawer
Today it really didn't come together I'm afraid
Managment and tactics not there, often a bore
Although substitution brought results and Kurtis scores
So Happy Christmas to all FGR fans and to you and yours

A win is a win. Let's keep it together in the next three games and make it 12 points over the festive season.t Boring Wood were summararily despatched
Time is but an illusion - lunchtime doubly so.
User avatar
TheFarmcotian
First Team
First Team
 
Posts: 843
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:45 pm
Location: Hillesley

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:11 pm

........................I.........................
...................wrote......................
.................a poem.....................
..............in the shape................
........of a Christmas tree..........
....Borehamwood threatened..
...but Kurtis chopped them down...
...3 more valuable points to our....
....................FGR.......................
...................team......................

Enjoy your presents, HAPPY XMAS
User avatar
Pitchfork
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 8249
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:00 pm

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:54 pm

Miserable Haiku

I have a bad throat
Yesterday FGR lost
Bring on the new year
User avatar
voodoobluesman
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 2204
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:44 am

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:28 pm

It's a long while, indeed last year, since there was a new contribution on this thread. My daughter came back from London last Friday evening to watch the match and composed this on her journey home. She works in an office with a Grimsby fan!

There's an office in London, harvesting 2 Conference fans,
One from the Rovers and another from Town.
Throughout the last few months, tensions have been building,
Because at the top of the table, points needed fielding.
But now the day is here, as I travel home tonight,
There's only one team ready, to truly put up the fight.
We are about to blow things up,creating pure green joy.

So let's hear it for Rovers, for fair trade and no meat.
Tonight let's go hard and keep a clean sheet.
Town you're a mug,to embarrass yourself on TV
@btsport please kindly capture,the home win you will see.
Then in the office on Monday,I will wear my green shirt proud.
And sit drinking from this mug, laughing at Grimsby, singing FGR loud.

She had to eat humble pie this week and gave credit to Grimsby and their fans. She even gave him an inflatable.
User avatar
Pitchfork
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 8249
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:00 pm

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:56 pm

I put this on the main thread of today's game - it was a mistake as some people don't think poetry has a place after the game. So here it is in it's rightful place - we were dreadful today and this reflects my mood this evening.

DISAPPOINTMENT

A beautiful day for a game to win easy
But the performance was terrible, made me feel queasy
What on earth was going on
Players were strangers, paying for that was clearly a con

Yet again our MoM was a defender
We waved the white flag, total surrender
I cannot recall their goalie needing to stop a shot,
Williams the goal yawning headed over - what a clot

We have skillful players who cannot play together
Their synapses do not compute, on the same wavelength -NEVER
No Kelly again, even though in midfield we craved
Someone with intelligence, passing - is our manager depraved????

Marsh-Brown had a reasonable game today
But he hardly passes precisely, takes too many touches - ball goes astray
Wedge and Sinclair worked very hard - but played across the pitch
They need to pass forward - clearly a glitch

It cried out for a Kelly to get Frear in the game
The tactics did not change - at home most weeks it’s always the same
We’ve got the most points ever in our history
But that’s down to the oppo’s quality - how we’re up there - to me a complete mystery

We still have a chance to go up by right
But the playoffs loom large, unlikely to give Grimsby a fright
So let us hope that Monday produces better fare
Or I’ll tear out what’s left of my receding hair!
Time is but an illusion - lunchtime doubly so.
User avatar
TheFarmcotian
First Team
First Team
 
Posts: 843
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:45 pm
Location: Hillesley

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:11 pm

WHY?
With apologies to Mr Kipling (who does make exceedingly good cakes)

If you can’t keep your head when all about you   
    Are keeping theirs and the manager takes no view   
If you can’t trust your team and most fans doubt you,
    And you make no allowance for your players doubting too;   
If you can sit on a lead, and not be swayed by experience,
    Of so sitting before, don’t deal in acquiescence ,
Or being afraid, don’t give way to being afraid,
    And yet learn, nor be scared to learn:

If we can dream—and not make dreams our master;   
    If we can believe—and not express our thoughts in vain;   
If we can meet with Triumph and not too much Disaster
    And treat those two goal leads with joy;   
If our leader can bear to hear the truth we’ve spoken
    Twisted by tactics and make a trap for our dreams,
Or watch the dreams we gave our passion to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up again with naive stratagems:

If you can make one heap of a mess of winning
    And risk it on an irrational turn of safety, - we’re at a loss
And draw, so we have to start again at the beginning
    And never admit that it’s your fault - we’re still at a loss;
If you could inspire your side to strain every nerve and sinew
    To serve your will long after they are bemused,   
And ending up holding on when there is no reason to
    Except your will which inexplicably says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with your supporters and keep their aims in view,   
    Or take advice—and not lose a proper practical touch,
If neither foes nor allies can understand you,
    If all men wish you well, but not too much;
If you can learn the art of tactics and eschew the quest for a draw
    With only sixty minutes’ worth of distance run,   
Ours would have been the Championship and everything it brings with it,   
    And—what is more—you could even become a manager one day, my son!
Time is but an illusion - lunchtime doubly so.
User avatar
TheFarmcotian
First Team
First Team
 
Posts: 843
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:45 pm
Location: Hillesley

PreviousNext

Return to General Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest

About FGR

We’re a club that looks to the future, but our identity is forged from a rich 128-year history. Founded in 1889, we’re one of the oldest football clubs in the world.

In 2017, we were promoted to the Football League for the first time in our history – which means we can spread our sustainability message to an even bigger audience. FIFA recently described us as the greenest football club in the world. That’s quite an accolade, and it shows how we’ve been able to bring together football and environmental consciousness at the highest levels of the game.