Of course they came to stifle us
And stop our passing game
Our keeper was superfluous
In the eighty minutes played.*
When you’re at home
All stood there know
Yer visitors will dig in.
Would we exact
All out attack,
Away, in their predicament?
Their canny stand in manager
Had set them up for a draw
Every time they sensed a danger
His plan was… shut the door.
Looking at the game as a football fan
Who see’s the bigger picture
I have to say that I really enjoyed
A barren, goal-less fixture.
To defend, is quite an art we’re told
I’d go along with that
Whilst admirably raising me hat to Joe
For his strategy last Saturday.
A closing note on the travelling Toon
Who ventured out in their thousands
If our club’s future were shrouded in gloom
Would we’ve made the long haul southwards?
Ceaseless with their frenzied singing
The silent home fans were put to shame
Though they never looked like winning
Such admirable pride in their side,
Very nigh eclipsed, me enjoyment of the game!