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A win on the rim (of Europe)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 So where was the value, in last night’s victory?
Ok yes, another trophy
Another cache of millions, in prize-money
A three goal cushion
Bragging rights over North London rivals
And the delight in denying them a Champions League spot

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 But in the numinous sense?
Have we lost the plot?
The match played out
In a soul-less stadium
In front of barely any true-fans
And those that were there
Had to make outlandish plans
We wanted a Ryanair romp, in all our pomp
But had to trek, to a far outpost of quasi-Europe

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We should have been talking about
Glory days, bright futures
Transfers in, transfers out
Loans sealed, or repealed
And whatever happened, to Izzy Brown?
Instead, all the chatter on soshe
Is about back handers and brown envelopes
Of Blatter’s boots
Being filled by others in cahoots

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And where’s the value, with a 3 goal gap and 3 minutes to go
In subbing on the un-zippy Zappacosta?
Why not reward the Young Player of the Year, Conor Gallagher?
Why not brighten up with Ampadu?
Or blood McEachran or Cumming?
Thoughts to occupy the mind
On the way back from Baku, when serially thumbing!

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 And how can we truly celebrate
When everyone’s favourite son, is setting sail?
All in all, it’s a sad tale
And for those in the know
Football could be heading in a direction
Where no-one wants to go

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Notes

Europa Cup final, 29/05/2019

Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1

All the talk in the build-up, was of the crassness of holding an all London final, in Azerbaijan.
Why not switch to Wembley, even at short notice? And recompense Baku for their loss.
About 5,000 fans between the two clubs, paid fortunes to travel the near 3,000 miles to the game.
Which was played in an Olympic stadium, so fans were miles from the pitch.

And was it to be Sarri’s last game?
And would Real Madrid finally be robbing Eden Hazard from us?
And would Chelsea be held to a 2 year transfer ban due to fouling foul of FFP (Financial Fair Play) rules?

soshe? = social media

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-win-on-the-rim-of-europe/