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How Nice To Watch A Real Match

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 How nice to watch a real match
Without the constant drivel.
[Forgive me commentators,
If I seem a tad uncivil.]

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 How nice to watch a real match
Without those expert analysts,
Determined to produce a million
Television panellists.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 How nice to watch a real match
Without a camera angle,
To look around and see all things,
Not just a small rectangle.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 How nice to watch a real match
Intense and atmospheric,
No matter if it’s Portadown
Or Feyernoord or Berwick.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 How nice to watch a real match
And hear the players swearing,
And glimpse the aggro off the ball
Preceding trouble flaring.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 How nice to watch a real match
Uncensored and engaging,
To soak up all the passion
And the atmosphere that’s raging.

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Notes

And nicer still to watch Shels beat St Pats 2-1, Glenn Fitzpatrick narrowly failing to get his hat-trick, which was a shame, poetically speaking.

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