The Retired Bloke

Build Up

Expectation builds before the game

A win is needed for the title to claim 

The team talk is tense and emotional 

Some words uttered not quotable

Passion builds to a stupendous crescendo 

Leave nothing out to avoid innuendo 

High fives as the players leave to play

Hoping that form finds us here today 

The players one by one rush onto the field

Over the next 90 minutes fate will be sealed.

The captains meet at the middle and shake hands

The ref lays down the rules and commands 

Players nervous hearts start to pound

As the final seconds slowly count down

The ref carefully takes his whistle in his hand

A cacophony of sound emanates from the stand

With one clear blow of the whistle done

At last this momentous match has begun. 


  • Goldfinch60

    The start before any type of sports match can always be tense.

    Did they win?

    • The Retired Bloke

      Yes they won the league. It was a few years ago though. I am just about to start coaching a new ladies team.

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