House Of Cards.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Watching MotD last night
(One minus Lineker, so a bit of alright)
It suddenly struck during viewing
This managerial lark is a shoo in
If one is subtle, and one’s timing is right?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Forget die ausreden being made on the pitch
Which let’s face it is a bit bleating rich?
I mean two up at a West Brom facing the drop,
Zehn minuten zach links auf die Klopp,
Pitch weren’t a problem then Jurgen son was it?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 In a week when a fella resigns
Had one or two little prob’s with his eyes
Seems a recent Spec Savers visit
Made PSG look a right blinding bit of business
Opposed to the tin-tack, or a North London P45?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Then we come to a Portuguese man in awe
Adept at blowing his own trumpet, as we say on these shores,
“The owner is happy in the direction we’re going”,
Is that the same direction showed 90 million quid strolling?
To be the cause of a Spurs early goal?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Speaking of Spurs leads me to
Mauricio Pochettino’s post-match interview
Did a fella ever come out on the telly?
With a more blatant…some-one please come and get me
(Same could apply to Dele Alli)
I’ve done as much here, as it’s possible to do?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 While over here in West London
Our man faces the conundrum
Of losing at Wembley this after
(Our season being one of total disaster)
Then being replaced, before the match has begun?

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Mind you…this season for most has been a right schlep
Toiling in the wake of a name came with a bit of a rep
On occasion, the best team, best football, best manager
Have made the rest of us look borderline amateur
So, a big up to Man City, and – will he stay on as gaffer there? – Pep.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Peace.


Corporal Klinger (Catch-phrase, “I see nothing”, from Hogan’s Hero’s) leaving them over there in North London earlier this week, before they sacked him. Could be the first of many managerial changes afoot I got to thinking after watching the blatant jockeying on MotD last night (I really felt for a distraught Dele Alli).

If said unemployed corp takes the PSG job – as is being touted about London at the moment – where does that leave; Jose, Mauricio, Antonio, or Jurgen – and anyone else for that matter looking for a lucrative soiree over in Paree, after having their reputations blown out of the water by Pep’s City winning this seasons Premiership at a mere canter? An interesting few months ahead – in the managerial stakes – in this country tis going to be methinks?

Go well, be lucky, keep smiling, Oh and try to remember…tis only a game.


Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/house-of-cards/