Match of my Life

Match of my Life

According to Wikipedia, Tanka (短歌, “short poem”?) is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature.  Below you can read the sixth of my 2017 poems.

Twenty five years ago

A shock at the Racecourse

Saw boys become men

As the Gunners were shot down

Our fans sang in the Valleys

The poem above was written when I returned from the event described below:

On Friday, 6 January 2017, we will celebrate arguably the biggest giant-killing in FA Cup history.

It will be 25 years since that rocket from Mickey Thomas started a comeback against the Football League champions, that Steve Watkin would finish with Wrexham’s second and ultimately winning goal.

We would like to invite fans to join some of the team that were involved that day, to reminisce about what it was like to be involved, before, during and in the aftermath of a great day in our club’s history.

We will have highlights of the game to watch, along with a two-course meal.

This will be followed by a Q&A session and you will have chance to ask any questions you have.

As well as collecting signatures and pictures with our heroes from that everlasting day.

There will be some fantastic Wrexham v Arsenal prizes available to win in our raffle and you will also be able to purchase the commemorative match DVD, which you can get autographed.

So please come and join us for this historic night.

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