If Only I'd Made the Team

                                      I could have 
had a career in the media. I could be 
hanging out with Hannah Woods, 
talking about eyebrows, about
the time Twitter went mad for hers,
the time when Paxman lifted his
because I’d spotted Mahler’s third
from only one note. I could have 
Roger Tilling’s number. There would be
YouTube clips of him saying 
Leeds, Williams! as I jump in for
the picture starter. We take the lead 
against Trinity College Cambridge, and 
from there we’re just buzzing, buzzing,
          never 
                      looking 
                                      back.
 

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Sun 21st Aug 2022 23:11

Go for it-apply Joe.
We love watching U Chall. That feeling we get when we manage to get one answer-priceless!

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Stephen Gospage

Wed 17th Aug 2022 09:18

I enjoyed this one, Joe.

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Joe Williams

Tue 16th Aug 2022 16:03

With the news that Jeremy Paxman is quitting University Challenge after the next series, events related in my poem 'If Only I'd Made the Team' will now never come to pass. Maybe I should apply for the job though. This is the opening poem from my Maytree Press pamphlet 'The Taking Part', available from my website https://joewilliams.co.uk/

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