Fanatical Football Followers.


 The crack of dawn,

start of your week

in order to obtain tickets from

a favoured website featuring your foot-balling heroes.

Checking timetables, trains, transport –

 to carry you to watch your idols.


 The trusted burger bar serving sweaty burgers,

and  tea to wash them down. Sustenance while you

 picture – the anticipated clash.

Solid stone steps show the way to your seat of painful plastic,

rows of seating in rising series,

perfect conformity –

but you won’t be on it that often.

The loudspeaker announces the team line ups,

 roar of the mob – for their idols.

The referee’s whistle commences this gladiatorial battle

of our modern age.

The smell of the turf,

the roar of the crowd,

a touch of class,

a flick of elegance,

they score!


“ You’re not singing, you’re not singing -You’re not singing anymore!”

This makes all the plans worthwhile

as thousands are reminded,

this is football.

Published by: Carl (I,Scalius) Peters

Got my degree at University of Cumbria (Lancaster) in English Lit and Creative Writing and now find how difficult it really is to make yourself write everyday. Hardest job in the world! Now a few years on I realise just how hard. Wordsworth was right, movement is so important to creativity...So a few years on now and over 50 walking football is seemingly the movement needed!

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