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Newcastle in the UEFA Cup

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Newcastle United are a team on the up,
We’re going for the UEFA Cup!
With Alan, Craig and even Robert,
We’ll give every defence a scare!
Dyer and the lads make our midfield magic,
It doesn’t matter that our defence is tragic.
With Super Shay between the posts,
We’ve got the keeper people envy the most.
5-0 against NAC Breda,
Craig scored twice, and we were in the lead-a!
Against Valerenga, Alan was dropped,
We drew 1-all and everyone was shocked.
But Bobby never loses his mind for long,
And in the home leg, we were back on song.
2-1 to us, Ameobi the star,
We were in the last 16, we’d really come far.
I nearly screamed when they called out the draw –
“Newcastle will play Real Mallorca”, is what I saw.
“Aren’t they the team that beat Real Madrid 5-1?
Oh no!”, I thought – “Our time is done!”
Thursday – a terrible day for the Spanish nation,
Bombs went off at four train stations.
The FA decided that the matches would go ahead,
So we held a minute’s silence in respect to the dead.
The match kicked off, and Mallorca scored the first,
At that point I feared the worst.
But lo and behold, Craig was the hero as ever,
When will he stop scoring? Hopefully never!
The equaliser marked a great turnaround,
Our old style of play we had finally found.
Alan scored next – hope you were watching, Sir Bob –
He proved once again he’s still up to the job.
Robert added another, to make it 3-1.
We really were scoring goals for fun!
The last one was scored by Titus Bramble,
His the result of a goalmouth scramble.
So now off we go to Sunny Spain,
For the first time since ’69, we’ll taste glory again!

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Notes

This is probably the end of our UEFA Cup campaign, cos we’ll play either Liverpool or Marseille, I think, if we go through. But it was nice while it lasted, and we’re getting closer and closer to a trophy! It’d mean so much to win something after almost 40 years. I can but dream…

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