“I’ll tell you what happens with impossible dreams.
You start with 5 years, in a school in Caerphilly.
Being a Shrewsbury fan alone, surrounded by Cardiff supporters.
And the teases and taunts are pickled into a seething resentment
and then a hope,
that one day your team might compete with theirs.
And then they meet, and we score,
and you end in a grotesque chaos of a gentle lad
– a gentle lad –
gesticulating like a wild animal
on live Welsh television.
I’m telling you,
you can’t say “calm down Thomas”,
when Salop look set to knock Cardiff out of the FA Cup.”
(Apologies to Neil Kinnock, who we dearly love.
And credit to S4C for the video.)