League Ladders

I got so excited about my league Ladder
Which came free with Shoot every season.
Just a bit of cardboard with twenty two slots
For the twenty two teams
Of the mighty first division.
Oh how much fun it was going to be
Watching Chelsea move up the league
Week by week, until hopefully, in May, they would be top.
I knew it would happen. Of course it would.
When the first league table was printed in the paper,
(Usually after three games or so)
Chelsea were often around fourteenth.
But that didn’t matter …
There were lots of games to go
And, by May, they would be top. Of course they would.
September came and went, then October.
Then I got a bit bored waiting for Chelsea to be near the top,
And more than a bit cross about Leeds being there instead.
So I thought it wouldn’t matter if I swapped them around.
As the season wore on, I’d get madder and madder.
Leeds stayed bottom in my alternative table.
Chelsea were top. Except of course, they weren’t really.
I wish they still made League Ladders
And all fans could have their own alternative Premiership!

© Carol Ann Wood
May 2007


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