Treasure Island

Alan Weston

(Dronfield)

Football Farce


Football managers and players should hang their heads in shame,
For what they've done to our traditional football game.
Now sportsmen in the game are a dying breed,
with managers and players getting rich with greed.
Sportsmen! They are not, for they will cheat and connive,
winning free kicks and penalties by taking a dive.
Pushing, pulling and shirts being torn,
Punching and swearing are now the norm.
After a night on drugs and all night boozing,
players get violent if their team is loosing.
The managers aren't any better when staring at defeat,
encouraging players to go out there and cheat.
If the players do wrong and it's plain to see,
the managers will argue and blame the referee.
And now referees are getting in on this shameful act,
with the top premier clubs they've now formed a pact.
If the top club is loosing, then with the last kick of the ball,
the referee gives them a penalty for no good reason at all.
If that doesn't help they commit another dreadful crime,
by giving them another chance by adding on extra time.
The F.A. watches these games and don't seem to mind,
What's up with them? are they totally blind?
The F.A. should now hang their heads in shame,
for they have let money and greed ruin our football game.
That's why I have finally decided to call it a day,
Football ain't getting anymore of my hard earnt pay.

By
Alan Weston

© Copyright Reserved 2007

Submitted: Monday, June 15, 2009

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  • Stephen Stirk (6/15/2009 11:02:00 AM)

    Yep I agree with everything that's said in here. What a bunch of egotistical rich tossers. Gree ruins all. Look at Ronaldo. A calculated income with endorsements of £553,000 per week. Are we using the term 'earnings' here, or is it 'thievings'. Nobody EARNS that much
    Great write
    Best
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