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14th Feb 2017

11 of the best Valentine’s Day football poems

Love is in the air...

Tom Victor

Valentine’s Day is all about one thing: that’s right, football.

Today marks the return of the Champions League, the anniversary of Kolo Touré’s one and only Liverpool goal, and an opportunity for football fans around the world to pay tribute to the most beautiful person game in their life.

As you’re probably well aware, Valentine’s Day brings out the best – and worst – in off-the-cuff poetry. And arguably the worst kind of bad poetry is bad football poetry.

If we’re getting more specific, it’s bad football poetry set to the old favourite ‘Roses are Red…’.

With that in mind, we’d like to honour some of the best worst efforts doing the rounds today.

The Champions League One

The Special One

The Nostalgic One

The One About the New Signing

The One With the Full XI

The North London One

The Topical One

The Self-Deprecating One

The Portuguese One

The North-East One

And, finally, the one that doesn’t slip

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