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We were never quite in it from the very first minute
When James scooped one goal bound away
Then our foe headed goal-wards unhindered
As he showed how the game should be played.
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Lampard stuck one away. Had the pendulum swayed
Toward us so maybe we’d win?
Then his effort scrubbed out, we feebly spouted for
“Time to bring goal line technology in”?
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There were flags at half-mast as each wayward pass
Showed exactly how bad we were
Kids with red and white faces felt let down, disgraced
By the show we’d put on for The World.
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Fans in the street became flag-less
As grown men in despair turned to drink
When our players play like they couldn’t care-less
D’yer think they ever take a moment to think?
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At full-time studio pundits were livid
As were thousands back home on these shores
T’was as if the whole country had been kidded
By our Lads and the great game they talked?
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Back to the clichés, what the blazes did he say?
“We bossed the game up to half time”
There’s now’t so blind as those that won’t see
Is another cliché that comes in to mind!