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Fruity FA Cup results

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Banana skin FC : 2 Fancied big guns : 2
Pumped up : 2 Orange peeled off shirts in
(premature) celebration : 1
Poms dey tear de hair out : 0 Oz suckers them to earth : 2
Grin and tonics : 4 Neat bitter lemons : 0
Battling underdogs : 3 Cherry red faces : 2
Peering forlornly : 1 Kiwi coloured socks : 2
Raised hopes : quite a few Sour grapes : many

in honour of the FA Cup 3rd round, 03.01.2004

I was going to go off on a fantastical tangent (tangerine dream?)
but then remembered that fact is stranger than fiction.

The above results translate as :
Watford 2 Chelsea 2
Portsmouth 2 Blackpool 1
Yeovil Town 0 Liverpool 2 (Kewell admits to diving for the penalty)
Birmingham 4 Blackburn 0 (avenging a 4-0 reverse earlier in the season. Blackburn sported bright yellow shirts)
Gillingham 3 Charlton 2
Wigan 1 West Ham 2 (The Hammers for some unknown reason, appeared to be wearing green socks!)

Be sure to read the far better composition in praise of the FA Cup, Crispin Thomas’s ‘where minnows dream’

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/fruity-fa-cup-results/