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“Cup Nerves”

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Defeat is simply inconceivable
Totally unbelievable
The Musselmen from Shoreham
Should be no threat
Yet…
Lymington and New Milton
Southwick
Littlehampton Town
Tunbridge Wells
Need I go on?
No wonder there’s alarm bells
In my head
And butterflies of dread
In my stomach.
Forty five minutes
Until kick off.

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Notes

I wrote this on the bus to the ground today, before we played Sussex County Leaguers Shoreham, in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup. final score: Dulwich Hamlet 6, Shoreham 0!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/cup-nerves/