Talented, brawny and skilful,
Intelligent, thoughtful and wilful,
Many clubs sought to wine and dine him,
So desp’rate were they that they sign him.
The options were gradually whittled,
And silly proposals belittled,
Till soon there were just three contenders,
To sign one of our best defenders.
Eddie O’Rourke was quite eager
After watching him play Skonta Riga,
But the wife of his chairman said “Honey,
I think he would cost too much money.”
Eddie Fitzgibbons, however,
Came over a little too clever.
The contract was duly inspected,
And even more quickly rejected.
But Daniel O’Connor succeeded,
And signed the defender he needed.
The headline next day in the Sun –
“Two Eds are bitter – Dan won.”