England 2010 – First Match

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Rio: ‘We’ll win it for YOU’

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Headlines of Tabloids screamed.
Argentina’s clash with Nigeria
And South Korea against Greece
Other matches of the day,
Just glimpses on the giant TV screen at work,
As starters for the dinner and To pass the time of day.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Kept rereading Harry Redknapp’s column
‘I honestly believe we can win it …’
How many goals will England Score?
Two, three, four or even five
I day dreamed,
All the way home.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Quick shower, cup of tea
Father and son, reclaimed the telly.
I in my England 1966 red and the
Six years old in white with
Three blue lions on the breast
– for luck.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Only four minutes in the match
Aftab and I jumped up and punched the air,
Shouting Yea!, like all England supporters,
As Gerrard scored.
Come on England!
Come on England!
Let have a few more!

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 We like all England fan’s
Cross the globe waited and waited
And waited for the killer goals,
England had much of possession
But could make it pay.
After half a bottle of Pepsi and two ice creams,
Had been consumed, thoughts celebration slipped from our grasp,
Like the ball that squeezed through fingers of Green,
agonisingly rolled over the line, 1-1, just five minutes before half time.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 After the interval more the same
England the possession but ran out of ideas
Roo was subdued and his barren spell continued,
Was it Lions on the shirt or pussycats!
I asked myself as US celebrated a hard-earned point,
And we mourned the loss of two.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/england-2010-first-match/