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Sunday, March 10, 2013

WHIRL #99

 
 

...IN THE UK

 
Written by an outsider
...Shopping sprees are the future...
(when transfer window opens)
Use it or lose it, I say
 
Intimate fans 'love' their team
Away end don't leave early
Part time supporters stay home
Think it's like watching paint dry
 
Billion pound investment
Body blow to United
Manchester's two fearsome teams
City... and City reserves...!
 
 
 

32 comments:

  1. he he. I especially like the first stanza, since I understand shopping better than football!

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  2. Ha Ha - A US football fan here - sport somewhat different but passion resonates... "part time supporters stay home" :) and
    "intimate supporters don't leave early" as a NY Jets football fan (which in all likelihood means nothing - so I shall tell you that such fans are long awaiting another victory .. this poem had me smiling and nodding)...

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  3. I'm not sure I really understood, but I liked it just the same.

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  4. Shopping spree or scrapping spree..i guess no city is big enough for two footie teams..maybe it's tribal..or secretly a bit of fun..(blood and major injuries aside)

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  5. watching paint dry can be fun. It depends on perspective.

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    1. Emulsion's OK, but full gloss can get a bit tedious... :)

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  6. Growing up in a major league town, I know your second stanza well, and you are so right on,

    Elizabeth

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  7. I like think it's like watching paint dry. :)

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  8. I get the evil eye from my kids when I tell them we have to leave early from a game!

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    1. Getting stuck in traffic is all part of the fun!

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  9. Stan, I enjoyed this, however, I don't know a thing about football even though I live in a country where it is very popular.

    Pamela

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  10. Teams everywhere definitely have their rabid followings! Well wordled.

    http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-painter.html

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  11. Hey you, Man U fan! It's a fun spin.

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    1. Good lord you should see the craziness around football and Oxford United (I live in OXON ½ the year). The stadium is right beside a popular movie complex and one really has to pick one’s movie dates wisely. No one ever stays still long enough to watch the paint dry.

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    2. Thanks Veronica... Some teams are worth watching

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  12. Men (and women) love to hate. Better a football team or a political party than an individual.

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  13. First - thanks for visiting both of my pieces.

    I'm a 'part-timer' in most sport. But I am still a 'die-hard' Mets (baseball team) fan. I even saw a banner my hubby had made while he was at an away game. Before I met him. And you know how long a TV camera spot is. So it was quite a surprise years later after we were married when I was sorting through things to unfold and find this same said banner!

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  14. I support ManU, so I was drawn deep into this one right away, Stan!

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  15. I live in a "College Town", where the (U.S.) football team is made into a way of life, and your poem reminded me of the sentiment around here. I am a part-timer...mostly I just like to say "Roll Tide!" So, Roll Tide, Stan, well done!

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