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



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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