10th February 2019
To readers the other side of the big pond – a poem about football or what you call soccer – Inky
While the greats are revered in Bronze
New idols are to be cheered on by the fans
At both ends of the East Lancashire Road
Fans follow every kick , head every ball
Cajoling the ball past the opposition
and bending the ball to safety
Who was it who said
“You never win anything with Kids” ?
The veteran of the Liverpool Side
should have seen it coming
for there’s young lads from Liverpool and Manchester
now tearing down the green grass
A selection of stuff, taken by me during photography classes
submitted for Cees Fun Foto Challenge
Starting from the top, the Man Utd bee (1 and 2) – still buzzing around Old Trafford, Manchester as part of #Beeinthecity . next the tin soldier (3), an old tin box i kept cookies in. Red Bowl with soup in comes next (4), for the culinary photographer – Tomato Soup, (5) Trafford Road Bridge, near to Manchester Utd (6) Tomato on a Slate (7) Red Begonias, and (8) Red Bauble on last years Christmas Tree
The Orb was a lighting experiment – and used Red LEDs to brighten up a Glass Sphere.
As a sporting Volunteer in the county, I’ve had the honour of helping out at some great venues throughout Greater Manchester.
Manchester City – Etihad Stadium (c) Brian F Kirkham
This painting was created in Corel Painter Essentials by me.
It’s of the City of Manchester Stadium (or as the Manchester City Fans now know it, The Etihad). The current home to Manchester City Football Club and the site of the Commonwealth Games Athletics Competition in 2002…I’ve helped out here on a number of occasions as an Event Volunteer. Favourite moment ? Helping out at the UEFA Cup Final when Glasgow Rangers played Zenit St Petersberg of Russia.
Nearby is the Regional Athletic Arena – which hosts major athletic events in the summer season. As a member of Sale Harriers Volunteer Squad, I assist judges with Marking and retrieving items during field competition.
Manchester United – Old Trafford Stadium (C) Brian F Kirkham
This second painting was created in Adobe photoshop and is of Old Trafford Football Ground – Home to Manchester United Football Club and one of the venues used at the 2012 Olympic Games during the Football Competition. I was a team leader for the ambassadors lining the route to the stadium on this one. Saved one or two taking on Manchester’s Rush Hour to get to the stadium. Cheers, Chants, Vuvuzelas and songs – all in support of the world’s best playing in Manchester – for Olympic Gold
And my favourite fans I greeted to the stadium ? Has to be the Brazilian Team!