12 Days of Christmas

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 On the twelfth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Twelve Gunners gurning
Eleven strikers shooting
Ten scored and leaping
Nine Bradys chipping
Eight Blades a-blazing
Seven Grecians playing
Sick Swans a-swearing
Five ….. Torsten Frings
Four David Herds
Three French Henrys
Two Skrtel doves
And Ritchie Partridge-in-a-pear-tree


Kick started by Dan Walker’s blog on BBC Football today.
He was doing a Festive XI.

I borrowed Five Torsten Frings and Two Skrtel doves and came up with the above!

For the younger generation :

Liam ‘Chippy’ Brady = Arsenal’s youth team coach and RTE football pundit

David Herd = Man Utd stalwart from the 60’s & 70’s

Grecians = nickname for Exeter City

Ritchie Partridge : Irish player who spent too long in Liverpool reserves.

And yes, liberty taken half way through, let’s call it poetic licence!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/12-days-of-christmas/