Lower Ranked Clubs

Mum said, and Dad too,
that it's not what you know,
but who.
All I know is Heartbreak,
they're that empty lake and
dry reservoir ache of all
rock bottom feelings felt along the way.

Dad said, and Mum too,
that 10 years ago I liked football
(could name you all the favourite formations used by the lower ranked clubs)
so don't worry about the things to come:
take them one by one.