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In Defeat…….

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 We look to the positives
Our defending though last ditch
Seemed sound

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 In defeat
Our illustrious opposites
With their abundance of riches
Still couldn’t quite break us down.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 In defeat
Only eight from our eleven turned up
Which saw us struggling
For most of the game.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 In defeat
We had opportunities enough
Though it would be hailed as a mugging
Had we won at the end of the day?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 In defeat
We look to the coming World Cup
A new playing style,
Supporting the boss.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 In defeat
For a few, the game (sic) is now up
Common news for a while
Long before yesterdays loss.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 In defeat
We’ve discovered real unity
Once more
Remember there’s no I in team?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 In defeat
We must now seek
To prise oppurtunity’s door,
Realize the impossible dream.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 In defeat
Let’s applaud The Azzuri
A quite splendid
And breathtaking foe

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 In defeat
Recall a style of beautiful fluidity,
Being constantly teased
By the maestro that’s Andrea Pirlo!

8

Notes

Come on, it’s not that bad, us just getting out of the group was a feat in itself under the circumstances, wasn’t it?

Even with only eight men playing yesterday, we gave it a better go than the French and the Dutch teams to name but two, didn’t we?

Lots of positives: Glen Johnson was for me a revelation, The Ox is going to be a wonderful asset. Future looks good with Roy Hodgson at the helm, a bona fide football man, with great integrity, who players really get on with and understand by the looks of it!

Then there’s Andrea Pirlo, who was just awesome. He was seemingly everywhere!

Go well and be lucky. Three more wonderful games in prospect.

Peace.

Kev.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/in-defeat/