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For Gordon Strachan: The Mystery Of the Technical Area Unravelled

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Two are allowed in
But only one can speak out
One must stay back
The other can go forward
But only if he shouts

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 If the one who is forward
Goes back and shuts up
Then the other one must
Go forward and shout
Or get out
Still in any doubt?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Ok, if two are forward
And one shouting
Or if both are shouting
Even if they are both back
Or shout at the wrong person
They could be sent off by the man in black
Don’t scoff
It’s all very technical…

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Notes

Written after listening, in disbelief, to Phillip Don’s explanation of the rule regarding coaching in the so-called technical area. Gordon Strachan was sent off last wednesday against Everton for apparently breaking these rules and abusing the fourth official. Whatever next…

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/for-gordon-strachan-the-mystery-of-the-technical-area-unravelled/