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Andy Reid’s Goal Against Cyprus

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Back to goal, beyond the box,
The new-discovered Irish fox
Did shield the ball with broadened back.
But Reidy did not heed the call
To play a simple backwards ball
And keep momentum in attack.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Instead, with cleverness he jinked,
With guile artistic and succinct,
To give himself a yard of space.
Then arrogantly picked his spot
With bending, curling left-foot shot
That crashed into the net with pace.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Not many games beneath his felt,
But it was universally felt,
That such a strike belied his age.
What confidence to even try
To touch the limits of the sky
On his first bow upon this stage!

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/andy-reids-goal-against-cyprus/