Since losing my husband I’ve developed fan fever
SINCE losing my husband, who was a Cardiff City fan from a toddler, I seem to have developed the fan fever.
It appears to be turning me into a nervous wreck, hence this poem to get it out of my system.
I regularly write poems if I feel the necessity arises and they are normally of a fun nature. This was fun and serious!
The sun comes up in Cardiff heralding the dawn
The Cardiff City Stadium awakes in early morn
A carriageway of vehicles are trying to commute
There’s buses, cars and many people busily en route.
The City matches open up just like origami
Hopeful fans crowd in and loudly chant the ‘Barmy Army’
They will unite together and then roar the City on
The Championship ahead now but belief is never gone.
Cardiff City Stadium has an aura made by man
Created with both love and hope by every single fan
The rough and smooth in matches combine to form a light
And the Bluebird hovers over bringing passion to a height.
So what on earth went wrong with so many chances missed?
Were officials biased or very simply…. out of order
A referee was blasted for a rotten game he had
I think I heard that Chelsea ref didn’t have a dad!
Cardiff sing in harmony. The club they will defend
But every loss is critical and fractures never mend
Fans struggle with the ups and downs in an endless aftermath
Where matches turn a normal mind into a psychopath!
Officials do not recognise a blatant man off-side
I bet there’d be no penalty if a Cardiff player died
They wouldn’t see a coffin when it’s carried off the pitch
Blindness is a nightmare and life can be a bitch.
Fans say that we beat Liverpool and put six goals on Man U
And that we’ve beaten all the teams in football’s Who’s Who
Well I’ve checked all those statistics and please don’t have a strop
I think the problem is that no-one turned the Xbox off!
We cannot join the football dots to see what lies ahead
But a tiny little Bluebird will remain the figurehead
Cardiff City will move on now sheltered by the bird
As IM-possible is just two letters too long in a word
So keep the faith you City fans you will not be misled
There’s still a lifeline in the wings as the Bluebirds are not red.
It’s time fair play returned for us
So the Labour Party are promising to re-nationalise the gas and electricity network if they regain power at the next election.
Now in view of the way energy company prices have escalated in recent years, I think that it is about time fair play returned to the consumer.
But hang on, didn’t the Labour Party in their 2017 General Election manifesto promise to honour the result of the 2016 EU referendum, and if so, why are they attempting to get a second EU referendum? Does it mean that there are such things as false promises?
Lyndon G Morgan
Touching feature on Hayley’s return
THE Echo’s feature on Hayley Mills’ poignant return to the scene of her film Tiger Bay was very touching.
John Barrowman is briging his entertainment Fabulous to St David’s Hall on July 2 and 3. Could this mean a series of selfies with fans of Torchwood’s Captain Jack alongside Ianto’s Shrine on the boardwalk at Mermaid Quay?
Jobs for the boys and girls exposed
Thank you to Echo journalist Will Hayward for outlining how many Welsh politicians are involved in employing their families on behalf of the UK state.
Les Dennis was the high-profile entertainment presenter, for Family Fortunes. I doubt if anyone has received more from this popular show than those highlighted in your fantastic journalistic investigation.
Thank you the South Wales Echo.
Community Councillor, Ynysybwl & Coed Y Cwm Council
This nightmare might come true
Some time ago, about early 2016, I wrote to this page concerning a possible nightmare scenario of having Donald Trump as president of the USA and Boris Johnson as prime minister here.
Well we all know about Trump and his mess and now who is the first in line to nominate himself for UK PM? Bonkers Boris!
When you combine this with Putin and the dictator in North Korea, my previously suggested fears of them playing who goes first with the nuclear buttons becomes more likely to become a reality than a light hearted comment. Heaven help us all.
Talent, but humour caught up with him
THERE’s an old 1980s hit record from Robert Palmer called Some Guys Have All The Luck. In some ways this can ring true as certain individuals exude a confidence and charisma that others are not blessed with. Thus they gain a head start in life.
Danny Baker, recently given his marching orders by the BBC, epitomised the Robert Palmer lyrics. He was a media darling, loud, brash and full of bar-room bonhomie.
I first came across Baker around about 1986 when, inexplicably, he was given his own prime-time chat show on television.
I was barely aware of him but I decided to check him out. Loud and obnoxious people annoy me, even the talented ones, but believe me the very audible Baker was no “Parky”. In a nutshell, the show was a disaster and was quickly shelved.
Unfortunately, Danny Baker bounced back and for many years vented his spleen on radio phone-ins and talk shows.
His shows were very much an acquired taste.
Baker had many clashes with the BBC big-wigs over the years but he had an audience, and got away with a lot of things others may not have.
However, his boorish, brash, puerile attempts at humour have finally caught up with him. I will not reiterate what transpired as everyone knows.
When he realised that the bird had flown, he made some futile attempts to apologise.
I don’t believe he is racist, just a buffoon who thought because of his celebrity that he could say or do what he liked.
Danny Baker has talent, he has written several very well received books, two of which I have read, and enjoyed.
He had a titanic struggle with cancer and thankfully came out the other side.
Such a pity he resorted to type.
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