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John Arne Riise

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Red-haired wunderkind, playing on the left
So fleet of foot, a touch so deft.
Seldom was there such delight
As when you scored against the shite
Which caused the faithful oft to ask
Just HOW did you perform that task ?
And you, by way of answer, slammed
Another scorcher past the Glams
(Having, in between these sorties
Done likewise against the Geordies)
Now fans across the Spion Kop,
The Anny Rd (both Lower and top)
Throughout the Kemlyn and (I’m told)
The Main Stand (where they’re VERY old)
Sing your name with great affection :
But John : next time, don’t pass to Beckham …

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Notes

First published on the forums at www.redandwhitekop.net, shortly after Liverpool v Man Utd, 4th November 2001, where Riise scored the second Liverpool goal with a thunderous left foot drive in a 3-1 victory.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/john-arne-riise/