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For years the men have ruled the roost so it’s high time ladies soccer got a boost In July the winning team will lift the cup it’ll be filled with bubbly for gals to sup! Two teams will play in the final game the winning side will see their name as champions; this will open folks eyes that soccer isn’t just a game for guys! The players take part from many empires - some teams are bad, but they are triers. They represent their nation with such pride in time we know the teams who've qualified I watch the tv to see my favorite team they score a goal, I whoop and scream Players run like hares across the pitch practiced set pieces go without a hitch They score again, I leap from my chair the other team say the goal wasn’t fair The ref says play on, but they are fuming tempers flare, payback’s all consuming One player grabs hold of the other’s shirt and pushes her over, she’s badly hurt How could the ref miss that blatant foul perhaps she should throw in the towel! I jump up shouting at the female ref - Is she blinking blind as well as deaf!!! Perchance all referees should be male they’d spot misdemeanors without fail! It's fun watching the women's world cup and interest in ladies soccer is on the up! 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Poetry Contest Sponsor Mark Toney 6/27/19

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Date: 7/14/2019 12:01:00 PM
Super Excellent. BIG CONGRATS to win. love JAN.
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Date: 7/14/2019 12:10:00 AM
What a wonderful tribute to the ladies who play as good if not better than the guys! They should be paid equally. Congratulations on your wonderful deserving first Place win Jan! : ) xxoo
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/14/2019 5:27:00 AM
Thanks Connie - I was actually a runner up with second but as i never thought I could write for the contest i feel like I've won the cup:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/13/2019 12:16:00 AM
I want to go to your next party, Jan. Congrats on your win.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/14/2019 5:25:00 AM
Thanks Line:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/12/2019 10:05:00 PM
I love how you wrote this Jan, you have scored a win!...Congrats
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Date: 7/14/2019 5:24:00 AM
thanks Joseph:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/12/2019 6:37:00 PM
yay, we made the winner list, Jan!! Congrats to ya
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Date: 7/14/2019 5:24:00 AM
I'm delighted as I'm not a football fan and never thought I could write for the contest:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/12/2019 3:36:00 PM
Jan, I love your alliterative title. This is a very dynamic poem, filled with action phrases. And your graphic is killer funny! A Fav for me. Congratulations on your win in my contest! ~Mark
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/12/2019 3:50:00 PM
thanks so much Mark I am thrilled to be on your winners list:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/30/2019 2:05:00 PM
you sure nailed this one, Jan Gosh, I really ought to try to do SOMETHING. I just hate sports so much! VERY well done. I am half caught up now and then will enjoy my Netflix!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/12/2019 3:49:00 PM
thanks so much Andrea - I am not a sports fan either!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/29/2019 6:50:00 PM
You have written this one very well! I don't know much about soccer, or didn't before reading this! Nicely crafted, best of luck to you in the contest~ :) hugs
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Date: 6/29/2019 7:10:00 PM
thanks Sandra I too know nothing about football we are not a sporty family in any way:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/28/2019 5:16:00 PM
Wow, this is as competitive and spirited as the ladies themselves! Hoping for a great placement for you in the contest, Jan!
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Date: 6/29/2019 7:09:00 PM
thanks Michelle I have only just become aware of the ladies football I am not a sports fan but do admire them:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/27/2019 6:56:00 PM
G'day Jan … nice to see you're back. Nicely written and rhymed on your experience with women's soccer. The competition in Aus is so intense for soccer with four codes of football plus cricket sharing the possible players, and it's the same with men - thanks Jan - Lindsay
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/28/2019 11:44:00 AM
Thanks Lindsay I am not a football fan but pleased to see the British team doing so well. i was appalled to see the behaviour of the cameroon team it just was bad sportsman ship:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 6/27/2019 10:35:00 AM
I love the idea of women competing in whatever game is viewed as a "man's" game and end up in championship playoffs and become the pride of the country they represent. Way to go, Jan!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/27/2019 10:56:00 AM
Thanks Curtis, it is so wonderful to see the ladies game recognised on a world scale ... now they just need to get equal pay for females for sport like wimbledon!:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/27/2019 4:13:00 AM
You're back with a bang Jan, great verse, my niece used to play football and even got a job coaching in California. Good luck. Tom
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Date: 6/27/2019 8:15:00 AM
Oh how wonderful about your niece, the ladies football will never be as big as the men but the world cup certainly is getting a lot of interest now:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/26/2019 8:46:00 PM
Lively, upbeat assessment of the game in such a nice rhyming form. Women's soccer is most definitely on the rise. And why shouldn't it be?...You don't have to put up with those whining 'tennis brats' either, who are male as well as female, of course. Soccer's a team game; builds character. Nice one, Jan! :) gw
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Date: 6/27/2019 8:13:00 AM
thanks GW I was inspired when I saw the England match when I was on the boat home after hubbies treatment ended... got to say football doesn't interest me but I was fascinated by this match and may now watch more:-) hugs Jan xx