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50 Ways to Score a Goal and Other Football Poems

Written by Brian Bilston

Key Stage 2 Funny Poetry Sporting Stories

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A funny collection of football poems by Brian Bilston, the unofficial Poet Laureate of Twitter

50 Ways to Score a Goal and Other Football Poems includes witty chants, a haiku or two, and fun shape poems about the beautiful game. Laugh together through the Euros or Premier League games, and swap the half-time pundits for puns! 

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50 Ways to Score a Goal and Other Football Poems Synopsis

Perfect for football fans of all ages - from the young footie fanatic to a been-to-every-game-grandma, and every 'I could've been a pro' in between.

Full of poems that will make you giggle about all things football, including being left out of the World Cup squad, mum's opinion on Messi vs Ronaldo, or those unmissable fixtures:

I'd love nothing more than to go outside and spend time with Mother Nature.

But what can I do? It's out of my hands:

Nigeria are playing Croatia

50 Ways to Score a Goal and Other Football Poems Press Reviews

'Bilston is a magician with words' - Guardian

'Someone who knows their way round both a joke and a bittersweet narrative.' - The Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529058048
Publication date: 27th May 2021
Author: Brian Bilston
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Funny, Poetry, Football, Sporting Stories

About Brian Bilston

Brian Bilston has been described as the Banksy of poetry and Twitter's unofficial Poet Laureate. With over 100,000 followers across all social media platforms, including J. K. Rowling, Roger McGough, Ian Rankin and Grayson Perry, Brian has become truly beloved by the Twitter community. His poetry collection, You Took the Last Bus Home, was published by Unbound. His first novel Diary of a Somebody was shortlisted for the Costa Prize and his collection Alexa, what is there to know about love? is full of poems about love in all its forms.

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