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Let’s see some Fairplay, Boyo!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Why do you try to cheat?
In order, p’rhaps not to get beat?
Don’t you know it is wrong to dive inside the box?
Don’t you know it is wrong to try the Ref to con?
You’d better stop. Let’s see some fairplay, Boyo.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Why do you punch and kick?
Is it because you’re thick?
And ain’t quite grasped the rules?
What did you learn in school?
I’m sure they taught you there that wee word “fairplay”, Boyo.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Why the professional foul?
Why bring a poor kid down?
Yes, Willie Young, I mean you!
You pulled Paul Allen’s shirt. You made him bite the dirt.
You thought that I’d forgot? I’ve a long mem’ry, Boyo!

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Why did you score with your fist?
There was no need for this.
You had a head and two feet.
You could have found the Net with all your skills, your gift.
I hope the Hand of God will smack your bottom, Pibe.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Why do you take big bungs?
‘Cos you don’t earn enough?
Come on, don’t make me laugh.
I’d be glad to earn half
Of the fat pay cheque you must be drawing, Boyo.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Why do you take steroids?
And anti-dope tests seek to avoid?
Don’t you know it ain’t right
By unfair means to fight?
Why don’t you cut it out and win on merit, Boyo?

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Why do you tap players up?
Then cry: “It weren’t me, Guv!”?
Don’t you know it’s a crime to poach from other clubs,
Do shady deals, stuff envelopes with wads?
Why not arrange transfers in clear, broad daylight, Boyo?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Why did you buy that match,
Secure three points with cash?
Had you no trust, no faith? We could have won anyway.
And played in Serie A.
Look where we are now, Rico!

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 I think there’s something wrong
With this once noble Game.
We’re to the back teeth sick of your corrupt antics.
Come on, clean up your Act,
Give us some fairplay, Boyo.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 We fans all know what’s up
With our beloved Sport.
There’s an excess of dosh, of snouts stuck in the trough.
I say: “Enough’s enough!”
Let’s send’em all awayo…

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 23/09/05
Denys E. W. Jones

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Notes

This is a re-working of a song by The Clash entitled Wrong ’em Boyo.
Stanza eight, beginning Why did you buy that match refers to Genoa’s relegation to Serie C after Chairman Enrico Preziosi was found guilty of having bought last Season’s final match, Genoa v Venezia.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/lets-see-some-fairplay-boyo/