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Euro 2008 day 14 – Croatia V Turkey

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Croatia strolled nonchalantly into the historic city
For this was to be a footballing formality

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Battle cry from Fatih who mounted his battle horse
Yet the braves found themselves battered with ugly brute force

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The foe urged on by an obsessed coach in a whirlwind trance
Not so easy with a stubborn wall of red resistance

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Limitations meant Don Terim was content to plan and plot
Relentless pressure upped as the arena became hot

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 At death’s door Klas gave it the bish bash, bosh
But the never say die Turkiye screamed ‘kosh, kosh’

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 With five seconds remaining Rustu launches one into orbit
The veteran let off with a ruthless Semih hit

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Wake up call for Mr Bilic who had absolutely gone barmy
Never ever write off the Kirmizi beyaz army

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Morale down and with pens looming morale began to switch
Barn door from Modric, Rakitic, Petric

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 All of Istanbul screamed from the dock
‘En buyuk Turkiye baska buyuk yok’

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Vienna meltdown as those present are screaming
‘Turkiye, Turkiye hayatim – ‘Askim, Canim, Guzelim

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Notes

What a touch from Rustu – Embracing the crestfallen Croats at the end. A true great.

‘kosh, kosh’ – Run, run
Kirmizi beyaz – Red & white
En buyuk Turkiye baska buyuk yok’ – Turkey is the greatest, there is none greater
Hayatim – My love
Askim- My love
Canim – My life
Guzelim – My life

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-2008-day-14-croatia-v-turkey/