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A Visit From Saint Nicholas (And Forest Green Rovers)

‘Twas the last home game before Christmas, and dotted through the stands

Was a crowd you could almost count on your hands.

The official attendance was ‘counted’ with care

But the photos said hardly any bugger was there.

We packed the park v Port Vale to show we’re still here

But life with the Lemsagams is bereft of good cheer.

So we emptied the park, in the hope of a new backer,

But sod’s law, it turned out we were missing a cracker.

It started so well – what a strike from Keillor-Dunn!

But if I’d been there, I’d have left at 4-1.

We held onto the lead for as long as we were able

But we were soon 1-4 down, and at the bottom of the table.

Just over an hour in and we’re already adrift

But Santa Claus took pity and had a surprise gift.

A Christmas miracle! A point was restored!

We somehow bagged five! Even Hallam Hope scored!

We rescued a draw, but there’s much more to do.

We’re still headed for relegation in 2022.

So enjoy nicking a point, celebrate when you can,

But Santa’s not bringing us that three year plan.

I hope Yuletide brings you good times down the pub.

I hope that Saint Nick wants to buy a football club.

All the best, have a good one, despite Latics being shite,

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Thank you to Arlene for

this week's festive post

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on Twitter @arlenefinnigan.

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