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Fine Line

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Win the league
Runners up
Into the hat
Out of the cup

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Into Europe
Nowhere fast
Glorious future
Live in the past

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Flag goes up
Flag stays down
Victorious smile
Defeated frown

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Back off the post
In off the bar
He’s no good
He’ll go far

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Back of the net
Off the line
Last minute winner
Run out of time

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Handball given
Rejected claim
Into obscurity
Instant fame

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Blast it wide
Penalty scored
Wave play on
Free kick award

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Beat the goalie
Fingertip save
Head for the exit
Mexican wave

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Nice clean strike
Fresh air kick
Take the plaudits
Loads of stick

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Take a tumble
Stay upright
Heads go down
Ready to fight

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Newly promoted
Relegated soon
Sick as a parrot
Over the moon

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Champagne headline
Venomous hack
Ten-year deal
Get the sack

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Notes

A comment on the fine line between success and failure.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/fine-line/