How will Ian McMillan – the so called Bard of Barnsley – cope with his team being relegated to League 1? Will he, like his fellow fans (including the cricket umpire Dickie Bird), shed tears at the club falling down the football league?
Do poets bet on football?
Have there been poetic players performing for his club?
In the second half of my on camera chat with a man who loves the English language, he talks about the use of language on the terraces and about his memories of the season Barnsley played in the Premier League – which prompted his book of poetry called ‘It’s Just Like Watching Brazil.’
And if you have ever wondered what you could do with a flat cap other than wear one, then watch this interview.