Journalism is concerned with events poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world poetry with the feel of the world.
Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say what it is like for any man to be himself in the presence of a particular occurrence as though only he were alone there.
Conventional wisdom notwithstanding there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man’s life if he has the weight and cares about the words.