A Word From Our Sponsor or What?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 After speaking with me sponsor
Who weighs in with mega-bucks
I’m advised that I’ve a conscience
About the Irish teams bad luck.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 It’s a case of straight integrity
That’s what I’m told to say
I did hand-ball it though it wasn’t really me
It was deemed the hand of fate.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I mean can you imagine?
…….. the best a cheat can get
Or if your hands wear….gloves
You’re sure to find the net?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The Bourse could well hit freefall
If I’m confirmed a cheat
Our victory seems petite, trivial
Without dancing in the streets.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 No parties near the Eiffel Tower
When the final whistle went
Davide Ginola in our lowest hour
Turned rouge with sheer embarrassment.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Eric Cantona said he chin me
In the papers yesterday
Whilst on Saturday night at a game in Spain
I was pilloried yet again.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Domenech is in another France
Where Charles De Gaulle still reigns
As for Platini and Sepp Blatter
(Both of whom seem in denial)
They’d be dangerous if they’d brains.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 At least when back in Londres
I’d Arsene Wenger right behind me
Who in moments of such controversy
Would confirm he couldn’t see!

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 My agent says “Don’t worry mon ami
You’re the face they’ll wanna bankroll”
I can’t help but wonder why it’s me
The hand of fate helped score that goal?



This ain’t going to go away, and nore should it be allowed to. Your man took his time to make a clean breast of it.

Call me a cynic if you will but did he (Terry Henry) and his business advisors after meetings with sponsoring companies seriously worried about their share price plummeting on The Bourse* in the build up to and during the greatest show on earth next summer, decide to publicly change his, it was handball but wasn’t deliberate, stance on the advice of an accountant or a PR company

Sorry folk’s but that’s how it looks to me from where I’m sitting. Saying that the Irish team fully deserve a replay full well knowing it’ll never happen after FIFA (Failure to Investigate the Facts Again) and the French manager said no way sil vous plait, is just playing lip service whilst trying to pull another fast one, yet again is it not?

His very own country men (former internationals) red-faced at France getting to The World Cup Finals through the back door so to speak, coming out and actually speaking of their infinite shame I think say’s it all.

Cheats never prosper? Well this one looks to mois to be doing OK.

The above is not a personal attack on Henry, but my albeit cynical view on cheating and the blatant dis-honesty that’s been allowed to thrive in our wonderful game of today for far too long, whilst fat-cats: Michel Platini, Sepp Blatter and our very own don’t knows at Soho Square turn the other cheek, hoping it’ll all go away and sort itself out in the end.



*The Bourse, is the French stock exchange.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-word-from-our-sponsor-or-what/