Football fanatic gran writes World Cup poem
She has always been footie mad and now Jean Mason is getting behind the England team in this year's World Cup by putting pen to paper.
The mother of three and grandmother of five has written a poem encouraging people to support the squad.
She hopes it will stir up patriotism so the team bring the cup home.
She said: "I am a football fan and I always have been. I absolutely love the World Cup because it is one of the biggest tournaments there is and it lasts all summer.
"Lots of people are very negative about England and I don't think that's fair because the players really try hard so I wrote the poem in order for people to get behind them instead of criticising them."
Mrs Mason, from Stirling Crescent in Summer Hayes, Willenhall, is an avid Wolves supporter and will watch the games with her family and friends.
She started writing poems 20 years ago and her first one about her paper boy was published in the Express & Star.
"If England win the World Cup you can expect another poem all about how great they are and how proud we should all be."
Come On England
Oh!! How I hate the pessimism
Of some England footie support
Instead of all the negative remarks
Give incentive not damned retorts
Four weeks of world footie games
Yes! four weeks of bliss
I'll be rootin for em
There's not one game I'm gonna miss
Roy's lads could really do us proud
When you look down the list
Some top names are in there
With others I have missed
Our midfield need some beating
Lampard, Chamberlain and Wilshire
The super captain Steven Gerrard
These the oppo's should fear
Defenders Baines, Cahill, Johnson
Jones and Luke Shaw to start
And I just cant wait to see the antics
of our brilliant goalie Joe Hart
Forwards super Rickie Lambert
A favourite of mine
Welbeck, Sturridge and Wayne Rooney
A fantastic forward line
My heart goes out to England
To win would be just brill
Yes I know there's great opposition
Argentina, Germany and the host Brazil
I'll not rule out myself Brazil
Or even Italy
But I have high hopes for our lads
We'll just have to wait and see
My best friend just hates footie
She really is a pain
She always thinks the game should stop
If it starts to rain
And then I have some other mates
Who are just footie ravers
If they don't agree with refs decisions
They shout ''hey ref go to Specsavers
Yes I'll be screamin' "come on England
Show us all those skilfull tricks"
Then who knows we may see a repeat
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