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In search of the perfect ten

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 As almost every Shels fan owns,
We don’t know much ‘bout Bray Unknowns.
Unknown by nature and by name,
To Shelbourne fans, their only fame
Is that we stuffed them once nine – nil,
A score that’s on our records still.
And though the years have flown since then,
We’ve never notched a perfect ten.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 But recently we thought at last
That nine – nil score would be surpassed,
When Mervue came to Tolka Park
And Shels ran riot in the dark.
Six – nil up on fifty eight,
We thought our eighty three year wait
To see a wondrous tenth recorded
Was finally to be rewarded.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But no, the record petered out,
Becoming just a sev’n goal rout
And Mervue lost their chance to be
A part of Shelbourne’s history.
But deep down, I’m quite pleased that Bray
Unknowns will fight another day,
For, when the record’s overthrown,
They really will become unknown.

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Notes

Shels record score of 9-0 versus the long departed Bray Unknowns in 1926 was nearly surpassed last week…

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/in-search-of-the-perfect-ten/