I was still upset when I woke this morning;

How did Croatia win?

How did they snatch those touches

That saw their goals go in?


England had the chances

To put the game to bed,

And the memory of them dances

Forlornly in my head.


There's no advantage in "fast forward"

If mis-laying or mis-playing the ball;

Golden opportunities

Gone beyond recall.


Was it their pre-match power play,

Reported in the press,

That saw Croatia lead the way

With an edge under duress?


Whatever they remembered,

England's team forgot,

And sees them in a World Cup Final

When England's lads are not!








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Don Matthews

Fri 13th Jul 2018 10:51

Music to my ears MC. Whatever we write about that metronome keeps beating away in synchronous rhythm.


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Hannah Collins

Thu 12th Jul 2018 19:05

I wanted to read a poem about the football.
It needs to be remembered in poetry.
I think there were too many fouls on the England players and that's what held them back.
Thanks for this.


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