With sincere apologies to Wilfred Owen
Chelsea 1-0 Vidi
Game 2 Group Stage Europa League
Thursday 4 October 2018
A match in which we had great possession, but wasted more chances on goal than my ten-month-old grandson wastes the breadsticks he throws from his highchair. Oh, and Álvaro Morata spared our blushes.
What splendid goals for those who’re loaned as cattle?
Only the monstrous outrage of the fans
Which is seen all over Twitter as we battle.
And people say we have no long-term plans.
No accolades for them, no hero status
Until they’re sold to rivals for a song.
And that, claim some, is why the media hates us
And want it all for Chelsea to go wrong.
What memories do we hold of those who’ve played here
And now score goals in red, sky blue, or black?
And should the world be glad they didn’t stay here
And laugh as Roman bids to buy them back?
© Carol Ann Wood
This poem is part of the collection Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered:
The poetic ramblings of a die-hard Chelsea supporter during the head-scratching 2018-19 reign of Maurizio Sarri.
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- Plastic Clearout
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- The Transfer Troll Is King
- The Night The League Was Won
- A die-hard Chelsea Woman
- Breaking News on PieGate
- Chinese Puzzle
- Older Fans Matter
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- You Are Old Said The Mail
- Dear Lady Brady,
- Dear Matthew Harding,
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- Hello Again, Geezer!
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- Dear TV People,
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- We Didn’t Want Him Anyway
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- How They Destroyed The Beautiful Game
- Till Death Do Us Part ….
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- The Toddler’s ABC Of Football
- Save our Claudio
- Once upon a terraced time
- The Night We Were Robbed
- Oh for the Cup Winner’s Cup
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- He Doesn’t Go
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- Judged by association…
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