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North East Cup Kings

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And derby
The Black Cats
With the wily Irishman at the helm
Most consistent team
In the Premiership currently
We’re still waiting for first Championship win
Of the new year
Paper thin squad
Mounting injuries
This is F.A. Cup and Boro
Are North East Cup Kings
Reputation we will protect.

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Emnes, McDonald and Robson
Boro’s hitmen
Watching from the stands,
“Who will score the winning goal?”
Pundits and commentators cry.
They forget
Gaffer and the spirit of ‘86
Sunderland hold no fears
“BUT they are not Arsenal or Barcelona”
AND
At Riverside
Their outstanding record
Will be tarnished,
The red army’s marches
On to Wembley.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/north-east-cup-kings/