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Kevin Raymond

Born in South Kensington and raised by Irish parents in Pimlico, London. Not so much a place to live and grow up, more a state of mind.
  
I'm a cynical Chelsea fan (see my poems) and half a season ticket holder.

Thanks to the continued support and to the editors of this blinding site, who also checked my spelling and grammar days in the early days of my posting. My poems have appeared in magazines, books and newspapers. I'm also led to believe there are poems of mine out there on various football blogs and websites as well.

Prior to my becoming semi retired,  before which I worked for many years as a printer, I produced and self published two books of poems with all monies made being donated to a registered homeless charity in London's Camden Town : The Aisling Return to Ireland Project. Said books are out of print now, but I'm planning on writing a new one some time soon.  

Do check  out:
  The Aisling Return to Ireland Project


Should you (the reader) wish to use any of my poems from this site for reproduction elsewhere, I do insist you obtain my written permission.
You can contact me via editors@footballpoets.org
  
I do also ask that you allow me to edit the poem and that you pay a nominal fee to be agreed, to a charity of my choice/or to this site toward it's upkeep, prior to any use.


Squad and Poetic influences;


Lev Yashin
Frank Swift
Robin Friday
Peter Storey
Bert Trautmann
Karl Heinze Schnellinger
Gaetano Scirea
Zbigniew Boniek
Michel Platini
Juste Fontaine
Paulo Rossi
Claudio Gentile
Gian-Franco Zola
Patrick Nevin
Albert Camus
W.H Auden
Charles Bukowski
Dino Zoff
Gert Mueller
Ference Puskas
Alfredo Di Stefano
Emilio Butregeano
Bobby Keetch
Stanley Bowles
George Best
Damien Duff
George Cohen
Jim Langley
Tony Macedo
Charley Hurley
Eduard Streltsov
Christy Ring
Harry Cripps
Edna St Vincent Millay
Gil Scott-Heron
Patrick Battiston
Alain Giresse
Jean Tigana
Eric Cantona
Igor Belanov
Jim Baxter
Willie Foulke
Denis Law
Jim Langley and George Cohen.


Player-Manager, coach and main inspiration: Charles Bukowski.


Cheers for reading.


Stay well, be lucky and keep smiling


Peace.


Kev.
  
  
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