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Congratulations Dublin City

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Congratulations Dublin City!
Their feat was so audacious.
It really is a dreadful pity
Folk can’t be more gracious.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 All season long, it’s true to say,
Their form was quite empirical.
And we should all rejoice, for they
Have worked a minor miracle.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Four members of the playing staff
When John Gill took control,
And though at times, you had to laugh,
His eyes were on the goal.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 With scarcely any fans in tow
To shout and lend support,
They put on an almighty show,
Despite what people thought.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Just four defeats throughout the year,
And only one away,
Opponents had no cause to jeer
Their quality of play.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 John Gill, with most alarming ease,
Defied all common reason.
Surely there’s no quibble, he’s
The Manager of the Season.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Yet there are those who show disdain
At their deserved promotion.
They say for us there is no gain
And why the big commotion?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 And what will Dublin City bring
To the Premier Division?
No fans, no ground, they have nothing –
And hence the great derision.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 But people should give them their due
And input all the factors,
And maybe they’ll surprise a few
Of their most strong detractors.

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Notes

Dublin City, the artist formerly known as Home Farm Everton, have just attained automatic promotion to the top flight. John Gill, assistant manager at Kildare County, took over 4 weeks before the start of the season, and found they only had 4 players on their books. Notorious for having no fans, Next season they will probably bunk in with Shels as their Whitehall ground isn’t up to scratch.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/congratulations-dublin-city/