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Never Happy (England 4, Ukraine 0)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 What sort of football game was that
won in under five minutes flat?
Lacking tension, angst and pain
and groans of “here we go again!”
No shouting at the referee
explaining how he cannot see;
no scrambled, last-ditch goal line clearance
or dogged English perseverance.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 My fingernails remain intact
because there was no final act –
a shoot-out from the twelve yard spot
so we’d lament how close we got.
Come on lads, think more of us;
give us the chance to swear and cuss
like all those nice young men have done
when losing games at Wimbledon

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/never-happy-england-4-ukraine-0/