Day 22 : Got the ‘Gone Fishing’ blues

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Quarter Finals

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 England v Brazil
Germany v USA

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 England 1 Brazil 2

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A pony-tail, weighs heavily upon the shoulders
As does a Nations hopes
Brazil, are the last team you want to be facing
When you’re fighting to get off the ropes

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Time, ventures too fast
When you’re chasing the game
Brazil, when running down the clock
Were prepared to surrender their fame

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 England’s delusions of greatness
Stripped bare in a public showing
Brazil got the job done, result
Even if the football wasn’t flowing

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Stronger in mind and body
Superior in skills and technique
Brazil, even down to just 10 men
Rightly get to join the last four clique

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 ***

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Got the ‘Gone Fishing’ blues

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Defeat in Shizuoka
What a choker
Brazil, usually dazzle their opponents
With their instantly recognisable yellow kit
But today, they came out in blue
And quite frankly, they just blew us away
Maybe it was the wind, that caught the ball
And carried it over David Seaman’s outstretched arms, at a rate of knots
Or maybe it was just a gust, that gave that little spherical orb
The extra propulsion, to bury itself in the top corner
Or maybe it was just a whisper of a breeze, that whipped
The logo’d mini-globe into a string vest of a snare
Or maybe it was one of those “West So’Westers” we hear about on the shipping forecast
That caught the ball as it floated and plopped it
Beyond his floundering fingers, into the angle of the goal
Causing Seaman to fish the ball out of the keepnet
And casting doubts in our minds, about his pro-ficiency
I’d love to fall hook, line and sinker
For the notion that it was a wind of change, whistling through the game
But somehow I doubt it
I think I’m clutching at straws here, trying to defend his position (if only he’d…)
For Ronaldinho’s 40 yard lob
Was just the job
From Brazil’s point of view
And from the queue
Of players, that formed, in the chase
To congratulate, to embrace
You could see
The glee
That greets a goal, for they care not a jot
As to whether it was intended or not



For the record :

England 1 Brazil 2
Germany 1 USA 0

Brazil’s winning goal scored by Ronaldhino, a free kick from 40 yards : was it meant to be a cross, or an outrageous shot on goal? (He was also sent off with half an hour to go, but England couldn’t make their superior numbers count).

In case David Beckham ever reads this, I’m with him, not blaming David Seaman, but sympathising with him. Poor old David, he was probably only just over his nightmares from a similar goal by Nayim.

I guess David will want a bit of peace and quiet for a while. He’ll probably retreat back into his favourite pastime, so expect to see a lot the sign ‘Gone Fishing’.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/day-22-got-the-gone-fishing-blues/