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Euro 2012 Day 4 Match 2

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Ukraine 2 Sweden 1

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 If you read it in a comic, you’d dismiss it.
The plot, you’d rightly claim, lacks all conviction.
Football people to a man would diss it
as merely some improbable work of fiction.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 A proud new nation hosting this great tourney,
keen to show the world they can deliver.
A most important step along their journey,
desire to make the deadest neck-hair quiver.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 First game, burdened down with expectation,
the old war-hero brought in from the cold,
a decision that divides the anxious nation –
surely this Shevchenko’s far too old?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 A goal behind, the discontent is growing.
The Swedes have come and failed to read the script.
But lo! a mighty wind of change is blowing
and everybody’s heart is tightly gripped.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Two headers swing the game in Ukraine’s favour
scored by the talismanic number seven.
the congregation kneels before the Saviour;
many feel they’ve died and gone to heaven.

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Notes

Ukraine 2 Sweden 1
Real Andriy of the Rovers stuff

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-2012-day-4-match-2/