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In Excess – The Gazza story

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “Where’d it all go wrong?” They ask.
Let’s focus on the good first – a much easier task

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Magnificent Cruyff turn with the right peg
The sublime Ron Koeman nutmeg

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Tears at Italia that captured a nation
Butchering Charles – avoiding arrest at the station

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 In truth, Gazza was forever living life in mode hyper
Notorious flute antics of the pied piper

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Matchless twin towers semi final free kick
Bamboozling concrete block Hendry with the choicest flick

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 “Howay the lad” – scoring and crying in the Rome derby
Whilst burping unceremoniously on national TV

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Behind the Mars bars and the cheeky grin
Lurking blindside was the enemy within

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 And though countless a cleric preached their sermon
Their lay await many a twisted demon

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 For Gazza was not going to lead the life of a Mormon
Daft as a brush this Geordie may have been

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Wealth and prominence endowed a handy smokescreen
A troubled, but mostly a kind hearted human

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 An abusive animal at times, needing a headscan
He was exploited, let there be no doubt

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Friends, colleagues, like rabbits they would sprout
Bianca – Hated him such, she retained his name

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Doner kebabs and booze began to affect his game
Spurred by excess – it affected his swanky game

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Eventually tipped over the edge by the Hod factor
As emotions overrode he swung a chair at his detractor

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 What was needed was a guide, wise and older
He tried; Jones, Robbo, Mc Coist, Five Bellies, Roeder

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 Alas for one of the greatest talents produced by rights
It could have been so different had he missed the bright lights

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 Had Sir Alex of Govan nabbed the genius that was so blessed
Rather than his pal El Tel of the glitzy Scribes West.

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 © Emdad Rahman

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/in-excess-the-gazza-story/