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How the Hell did that happen?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I’m sure there are fans at some clubs
Who looked forward to victory assured
Its never like that watchin’ Wanderers,
I think they’re afraid we’d be bored.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 When teams go two goals ahead
Most places the games good as over
But if you follow the whites instead
Second goals send you divin’ for cover

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 At most grounds referee’s time added
Is just a number held up on a board?
But for Bolton it holds different meaning
Predicting time til the other lot have scored.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 If football like rugby was eighty minutes long
we’d descend on the Reebok voices raised in song
Up on the foothills of a place in uefa
not clinging to survival thread the width of a wafer

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Year on year and season on season
For why I can’t fathom the reason
For 85 minutes per outing we’re up with the top of the pack
But thereafter 11 headless chickens attempt to rebut all attack

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 If UMIST dished out degrees in frustration.
Fans of the Reebok would be leading the nation.
One year we won 9 games at near last kick
Since then injury time just makes me sick

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 All the good work gets swept to one side
As we give up possession and offer free rides
Up our end where nets are really inviting
Cos a last gasp goal is really exciting

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Unless you happen for reasons unknown
To feel every kick with heart sinew and bone
Tied to a team with a love that can’t wane
Even though you ask again and again

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 How the hell did that happen?

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Notes

12 points lost in the last minute or beyond if you count Blackburn, cos we’d still be playing if they hadn’t scored..

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/how-the-hell-did-that-happen/