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2007 ‘man to man’

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Quote from the German team coach :

“I hope that streak continues, but it will be a tough game,” said Germany coach Silvia Neid.
“But the game against England will be a totally different game. England is good in defence and plays well man to man.”

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 So, football colloquial speak
Overrides the physical reality
I wonder would Emily Pankhurst
Revel in this playful gender neutrality?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But football is football
As per another cliché
So I’ll be cheering for England
When we pitch against the Germans today

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Notes

England Women vs Germany Women, World Cup Group game, Friday 14th Septermber 2007

England hold the current World Champs to a nil – nil draw.

Gives us a good chance of qualifying – bring on Argentina!

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