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All Bunged Up, Allegedly

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Pompey man and Top Trotter; two
Finer, more upstanding men you could
Not wish to have in charge of your team.
They’re as pure as the Premiership, these
English bulldogs – no flies on them, you
Understand; so deny it all, before it’s said.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Any awkward questions just act dumb,
It’s always somebody else at fault; I was
Not there, I never knew him, It’s an outrage.
Blame the FA, blame John Stevens, blame
Panorama, blame anybody but yourself –
Adopt ostrich tactics until it all goes away.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Football reflects the world outside – it’s
Not clean, it’s not immune from the power
Of money, despite more than enough of it
Swilling around inside the bountiful game;
Even millionaires get tempted, and succumb,
Once in a while – managers and coaches too.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And it’s always gone on, a blemish on the
Face of our national obsession that sometimes
Gets noticed. But why not look a bit deeper,
Under the skin; to the the owners with dodgy
Motives and dodgier money-making means –
Would the real villains please step forward ?

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/all-bunged-up-allegedly/