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Oh no, we’ve got Poland, in our world cup qualifying group again,
It brings back memories, of the awful night, for Sir Alfred’s men,
When our pride of lions, kept knocking on Tomaszewski’s door,
But only once did England score,
We peppered the polish goal all night,
But got knocked out to their delight.
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So Viva La Espania, and we were back in the world cup finals once more,
Although we didn’t get beat, it ended against the Spanish, when we failed to score,
And we got off to the perfect start, when we beat the French,
But unfortunately Kev spent most of his time on the bench.
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Still, better luck with Bobby in Mexico next time around,
With Bryan Robson, Barnesy, Butch and a defence so sound,
And while Lineker, got the golden boot, we got done by the hand of God,
When Maradona proved to us all that he’s a cheating sod,
He went up with Shilts, but it was God’s hand that scored Dirty Diego said,
Perhaps that was the start of the heartache that lay ahead.
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Well four years later and it was onto Rome,
Surely this time more than any other, we wouldn’t be early home,
We had Lineker, Platty and Psycho, but it was Gazza, who was to be our star,
Sadly he wasn’t the only one crying that night as our dreams sailed over the bar,
We got to the semi’s, against our old enemies, for a Final place,
But it was decided on penalties and Waddle stuck his into outer space.
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With Robson Gone, it was up to Graham Taylor to lead us now,
The only problem with that, was he didn’t know how,
A very nice Man, in fact, one of the nicest to wear our management hat,
Who got tango’d in Holland, now did I not like that!
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Next stop Paris you know that city in France,
With Glenn now our leader and God on his side, surely we’ll be in with a chance,
And on the back of Euro 96, it looks like these will be our Golden Years,
But once more, a penalty shoot-out ended in tears.
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Kev came and went and as Wembley closed, Keegan quit,
I’ve had enough he said, I’ve done my bit,
Well we’ve gone through a few and we’ve had a turnip, now lets turn to a Swede,
After all of our failures, would he succeed?
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In 2002 we set off for Japan with ice cool Sven who don’t say a lot,
And after watching our display against Brazil I thought he’d lost the plot,
Ronaldiniho scored a freak goal from nearly the half way line,
So even in the land of the Rising Sun, we failed to shine.
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So it’s Germany here we come, in 2006
Lets hope this’ll be the one, where it all clicks,
It’ll be 40 years since our greatest night,
When Bobby Moore, lifted the Jules Rimet, what a fabulous sight.