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Day 05 : abc / QE2

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Japan v Belgium
South Korea v Poland
China v Costa Rica

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 What do you think of today’s programme, eh?
3 matches, 6 teams, can you think of a single potential winner to be?
Which of those matches, would you actually pay to see?
In a fluvial triangle, from the Thames, to the Shannon, to the River Dee
How few, of the interested millions, will actually cast an eye
Over one of the above? One might get to see a rook, a raven or a jay
While standing in a Royal Golden Jubilee celebration queue
Outside Buck House, The Mall, Tower of London, or wherever the crowds are
And if perchance, one were invited in for a cup of tea
And be bold enough to ask : “stick the soccer on, would you?”
To Her Majesty, in front of an apoplectic partner, soon to be ex
Don’t be surprised, with a schedule like today, if She were to reply : “Why?”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Little rhymes for one of the co-hosts ;

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Hwang
Connected cleanly
Bang!
Bedlam in Busan

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Or is it Hwang Sun Hong?
Nothing wrong
With his emphatic finish
Bedlam in Busan

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 And then a shot from Yoo
Flew
Past Dudek
Bedlam in Busan

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 They played with fizz and verve
So refreshing, to observe
Bed, lamb, booze an’
(in reverse order)

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Notes

For the record :

Queen Elizabeth II, celebrates 50 years as monarch
You’ll never walk alone, ma’am

Japan draw 2-2 with Belgium
Costa Rica beat China 2-0
South Korea outplay Poland and win 2-0

South Korea : Five consecutive World Cups, looking for that elusive first win, and when it came, it was fully deserved

And of course, the very matches that you expect the least amount of action, prove to be among the most entertaining

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/day-05-abc-qe2/