Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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rolling back the years
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Hungary return to find
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that ol’ Magyar style
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little Iceland hold their own
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for their first sweet point
Euro 16 Day 5
Austria 0 Hungary 2
Portugal 1 Iceland 1
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22nd January 2019 at 3:48 am
Hi Sharon, I’m so impressed by your “body” of work. Besides the enthusiasm, you are so technically accomplished. I’m a Toffee, but I’m one of those who thinks that Shankly is the greatest manager of that era (our “Cat” did some dodgy things at that time). I love to keep the post-Hillsborough spirit when the two clubs stood together. And appreciate your praise, eg, of Big Nev’s LGBT work. Re “Pie” I posted a similar verse based on Solomon Burke’s much shorter Stupidity some time ago. Create on, Dachlan
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11th December 2018 at 7:58 pm
great lines Kev
10th October 2018 at 10:41 am
so true for so many clubs Denys
7th August 2018 at 2:43 pm
Looking forward to welcoming Wolves to the King Power Stadium this season… where hopefully we will beat you! 😉 But truthfully welcome back to the top division! – Paul
22nd July 2018 at 12:05 pm
Many thanks for that. I’ve actually changed it back because I feel the more ridiculous it looks, the more Ogden Nash it is! My own personal choice, others may disagree. But I appreciate the thought. Cheers
20th July 2018 at 6:49 am
Great poem Peter .I’ ve mucked about with the way it appears on the page if you don’t like it let me know.
19th July 2018 at 5:19 pm
How about the Pele of poets?!!! 😉
absolutely lovin’ it!
19th July 2018 at 2:21 pm
Sorry everyone. Away on holidays and not very good at the computer stuff anyway.
I had thought I was commenting on Verse 2, Lines 3 and 4. The whole poem is done in rhyming couplets – I was merely commenting on the fact that the rhyme there / disappeared sticks out like a sore thumb!!
Nothing to do with black and white!
15th July 2018 at 5:31 am
no sadly…it’s my good mate Fred Chance…Sharon..great live music pub…in our village..
13th July 2018 at 9:04 pm
Big Yin! Is that Sir Billy Connolly far left on the main picture?