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Great Expectations?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Gaffer finally in charge,
New coaching staff
Summer signings galore.
We having a goal machine up front and
Rocks of Gibraltar for defence,
Bookies favourites and talk
Of the championship,
Promotion to Premiership should
Be a walk in the park.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Buoyed up with optimism,
In pristine red with white chest band replica shirts
we sauntered down to Riverside
Stopping at our lucky watering holes

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Thoughts of painful last season
Gone and buried.
We face new season,
Sweet new season of
Summer signings, first match at home
It couldn’t get any better.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Three points are there for the taking,
A draw a mere fleeting thought, but dismissed
Loss is not in our vocabulary.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 At final whistle, we who had
Not walked out after 77 minute
Trudged wearily home
Shredded 1- 3
Optimism burst like a balloon,
Football’s back
Welcome to reality.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/great-expectations-2/