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Euro 2004 Diary : Day 23 – The Final entry

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Final : Sunday 4th July

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 There were 10 keen battlers
and a keeper behind them all
10 keen battlers
and a keeper behind them all
and if one not-so-keen battler, should petulantly pout
then there’ll be one less ego, when they’re lining out

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 There were 9 scheming coaches
masterminding success
9 scheming coaches
masterminding success
and if one luckless coach, should spectacularly fail
then there’ll always be a successor, waiting in the wings

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 There were 8 nervous teams
at the quarter final stage
8 nervous teams
at the quarter final stage
Sol jumped up, but Meier raised his arm

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Then there were 7 nervous teams
at the quarter final stage
7 nervous teams
at the quarter final stage
Pires popped up but Henry failed to shine

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Then there were 6 nervous teams
at the quarter final stage
6 nervous teams
at the quarter final stage
Mellberg stepped up, but van der Sar saved

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Then there were 5 nervous teams
at the quarter final stage
5 nervous teams
at the quarter final stage
Sorensen sounded sure, but Baros was all the rage

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Then there were 4 nervous teams
in the final four
4 nervous teams
in the final four
the Dutch ducked out and the hosts hopes soar

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Then there were 3 nervous teams
at the semi final stage
3 nervous teams
at the semi final stage
the Czechs drew a blank and the Greeks surprised us all

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Then there were 2 nervous teams
in Lisbon for the final
2 nervous teams
in Lisbon for the final
There was too much pressure, for the hosts to cope

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 So there was only 1 winner
lifting up the cup
Only 1 winner
lifting up the cup
The Henri Delaunay Trophy, be-ribboned all in blue
A Herculean effort, in Olympic year it’s true!

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Notes

9 managers?
Remember, Sweden had a dual coach for their management team :
Tommy Soderberg and Lars Lager

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-2004-diary-day-23-the-final-entry/