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I think it's not too early for a Crimble song


Now Christmas time is coming – it’s goodwill to all mankind

And some hope that nice presents in their stocking they might find

But, Santa please, I beg you though unlikely as it seems

It’s nine points over Christmas that I dream of in my dreams.


The wife would like the kitchen done but secretly I moan

“That’s too much brass”; she’ll have to make do with a Toblerone;

I’ve learned to keep receipts because the outlay she redeems

But for me it’s simply nine points that’s the stuff of all my dreams.


My daughter wants some make-up but her chances are quite slim

My boy just says “God bless us, every one” like Tiny Tim

And just like me he’s praying that we shit on other teams

It’s nine points over Christmas that we dream of in our dreams.


I know there’s bigger issues that should exercise my mind

Like climate change and poverty and war across mankind

I can’t help feeling guilty about more important themes

But it’s nine points over Christmas that I dream of in my dreams.




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John Coopey

Tue 6th Dec 2022 14:06

You’re welcome, Uilleam. It doesn’t do to become too hide-bound by the formula, though. For example’ I treated her one year to a new vacuum cleaner.
And thanks for the Like, Holden.

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Tue 6th Dec 2022 10:48

Wine, Toblerone and Gin.

I'll nick your formula John.👍

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John Coopey

Mon 5th Dec 2022 18:28

Thankyou, Jennifer. Hope so.
No question that Arsenal have been the surprise package this season. I wonder if the World Cup break might stall their momentum.
Fingers crossed, Stephen.

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 5th Dec 2022 16:54

Maybe Santa Southgate will give you an early present, John. You never know.....

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 5th Dec 2022 16:07

In the meantime, settle for Arsenal steaming ahead - hot and
as timely as Christmas pudding! Ho-Ho. My late brother-in-law
is surely looking down and rubbing his wings!!

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jennifer Malden

Mon 5th Dec 2022 15:25

Really loved this one! Hope you get the 9 points in your football boots! Liked the song too.

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John Coopey

Mon 5th Dec 2022 08:59

Never a problem buying for Our Gert, Uilleam. It’s a formula - WinTobGin. Wine, Toblerone and Gin.
Never fails
And thanks for the Like, Frederick.

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Mon 5th Dec 2022 07:59

The Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference.

Toblerone it is then....😉
9 points.......?

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