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Bigmouth strikes again

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “Man of the match!” shouted Georgie
“Is awarded to young Kevin Doyle!”
And then he went into an orgy
Of praise for the blonde Irish Royal.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 He’d run any niggly knocks off
And torn at the Bulgar defence.
He’d worked his proverbial socks off.
His worth to the team was immense.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 As soon as the words had been spoken,
The ball came to Doyle five yards out.
Resistance would surely be token!
The nation drew breath to let shout.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The header was weak and untesting.
Their goalie breathed sighs of relief.
We spent several minutes divesting
Ourselves of our palpable grief.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 “Man of the match?” we repeated,
In tones unforgiving and callous,
While Kev stood there pale and defeated,
Staring down at the poison-filled chalice.

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Notes

Irish football commentator George Hamilton denies Ireland a last gasp win over Bulgaria by announcing Kevin Doyle as Man of the Match

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/bigmouth-strikes-again/