Bolton Fan Gets Three Points On His Poetic Licence After Police Investigate Anti-Coyle Rhymes

Alan Duffy

20th, July 2012


By Alan Duffy

Photo: Manchester Evening News

Bolton fan Dennis Swift loves his club but the 56-year-old had become disillusioned by the direction it had taken under manager Owen Coyle. Instead of protesting at the Reebok Stadium, however, the plasterer wrote down all his frustrations in poem form.

Swift then approached the Trotters to sell his book of poetry, “Football Rhymes Of Passion”, in the club shop, but was given short shrift by Bolton. An outraged Swift then penned an online poem which criticised the shop’s head of public sales, Richard Gough (not that one), which ultimately led to a surprise visit from the Old Bill/Filth/5.0.

However, while the club insist the police were only called in relation to the alleged online abuse of their sales guy  Swift himself is adamant that he was fingered for his anti-Coyle odes. He said:

“I’ve written a couple of poems about the manager and put them on the forum after we went down. I have nothing against Owen Coyle, I think he’s a nice bloke, but he is not up to the job.”

“I had also written a book of poems which did not contain the ones about the manager and I asked the club if they would sell them in the shop. They told me they would if I sorted some copyright issues which I did. I ordered a load of copies but then Mr Gough told me they were not going to stock them. That is when I went online and made the comments about him.”

Gough then explained the moment that the police paid him an unwelcome visit…

“There were two officers, a man and a woman. They said Mr Gough wasn’t bothered about what I had put on the forum but the club did not like my poems and did not want to write any more.”

However, for a proper take on the bizarre events, you need to check out Swift’s latest poem…

What`s right and wrong in these political correct times
I`ve been visited by police for writing football rhymes
Bolton Wanderers had reported me over something that I`d said
Seems freedom of expression now is well and truly dead

© Dennis Swift

You can check out the rest of it here, if you really want to.

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  1. mrconbo says:

    Has nothing on “Meat Pie, Sausage roll, come on Oldham gi’ us a goal!”

  2. FeintZebra says:

    Well Dennis should know
    In this internet age
    That anything that’s written
    Could be met with faux rage.

    I agree with his sentiments
    After Boltons great rise
    That Coyle is to blame
    For Boltons demise

    Though saying all that
    When they beat us 3-0
    I found it very very hard
    To swallow that pill.

    Plus, he’s better than Megson.

  3. thekaratesuit says:

    i post on the same BWFC forum as this guy and he’s always goin on about his book this, his book that, the time he was on sky’s fanzone this, the time he was on sky’s fanzone that

  4. Alan Duffy says:

    @FeintZebra Bravo! Bravo!

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