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More Than Words

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Give and go, the old one-two
Goalie stuck in no mans land
Put your head in where it hurts
Never a penalty! Ball to hand!

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Early bath, late tackle
Timely substitution
Lip reading and pitchside mic
Reveal a wealth of elocution*

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Showboating, defence too deep
Plays-offs, play on, man on!
Second yellow leads to red
Lunged in when the ball had gone

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Offside, advantage, drop ball
He left the defenders for dead
Hospital ball or back pass
If in doubt stick it in Row Z

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Screamer, scorcher, rocket
A pearler and a peach
Curler, cannon, piledriver
Put the scoreline out of reach

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Early doors, no score bores
Between the sticks but no big carrots
The managers speak but say little
They’re all as sick as parrots!

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Notes

* elocution – “clear and expressive speaking” – they do that all right!

The language of football.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/more-than-words/