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Ken Loach gets it so right …

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 sometimes we fans forget that you’re just a man

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “I am not a man
I am Fashanu”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 director ponders, stroking his jaw
snip, snip
cutting room floor

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “I am not a man
I’m Teddy”
“Edward”
“Teddy”
“Edward”
“Teddy”
“Edward it is then” (cameo : Clough)

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 but tough
snip, snip

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 “Ah’m nae a man
Ah’m stricken …
och nae, Strachan, I mean Strachan …
please Mr Loach, just one more take?”

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 snip, snip

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 “I am not a man
I am fence creosoting Shearer …
haway man, where’s that clapperboard?”

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 snip, snip

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 “I am not a man
I am …
Cantona”

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 iconic, laconic, droll
the credits roll
and into the film can, the end product curled and curled
is Ken Loach in fact – the Fergie of the film world?

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Notes

Commemorating the release of the new Ken Loach movie :
‘Looking for Eric’

starring Eric Cantona as himself

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/ken-loach-gets-it-so-right/