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Before I’m fully conscious, not yet opened an eye
That familiar feeling floods me like a natural high.
The tingles in my body, the adrenal dancing on its way
Alert me in an instant to the arrival of Match Day.
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My beloved team are off to do battle,
Excitement mounts and my nerves start to rattle.
Anticipation rising, don’t let us head for a fall
Heart does a flutter with every kick of the ball.
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Turbulent emotions make roller coasters look tame
Happiness is hinging on the outcome of the game
As low as the ocean-bed, and as high as a jet
All for eleven men, who I’ve never even met!