Grand Final

Old Trafford, Manchester 2019 St. Helens V Salford or put it another way – flip it round David vs Goliath – St. Helens are the league champions, Salford had to come through the playoffs – and its 1st versus 3rd – A marvel in itself given the pundits had written Salford off at the startContinue reading “Grand Final”

Playing in the side street

Salford, 25th September 2019 #Salford #Children #Parking #Gardens #Street #Sports In order to save themselves some pocket money the sports fans find convenient side streets parking off the main road on the way to the stadium One by one, they move on to empty paving ignoring the call of the parking charge plastered on theContinue reading “Playing in the side street”

Great Manchester Run

Old Trafford, Manchester , 20th May 2018 Stood on the corner at a moments attention looking on as the club i volunteer with engaged in a mighty test of endurance in the northwest sun Heat making everyone sweat as feet hit the tarmac of Manchesters roads rooting them on, the hardy bunch of volunteers readyContinue reading “Great Manchester Run”

Skeleton Bob

A winter Olympiad poem, inspired by the Gb team I watched in awe as off they flew Down the run of ice clear blue On a craft to generate speed Carving through ice quickfast was the need As excited crowds they passed on by They cheered them on as athletes did fly And they didContinue reading “Skeleton Bob”

Edge of your seat stuff

Tenterhooks Old Trafford, Manchester 3rd December 2017 They’ve been doing this for years Sat in the arena watching the gladiators Facing off against one another Spectators nails chewed to the quick as the clock ticks down to the 90th minute cheering every tackle calling every decision applauding every header and jumping for joy if theirContinue reading “Edge of your seat stuff”

Wind

Wind force of nature turning tides moving sails of mighty mariners   coming from all directions moving.ears of corn from left to right making musical sounds in the reeds heard by animals in the fields   Force harnessed by the sportsman taking the tide as a challenge riding the wind with colourful silks and cuttingContinue reading “Wind”

Olympia Landed

Some place, Some where It began on a field of green on a soggy spring day   And as the rain fell muddy puddles splashed as damp feet advanced   The grey soon disappeared as speeds increased and coaches unleashed new hurdles   Soon young minds engaged beating Ra to the punch and clock timesContinue reading “Olympia Landed”