Not Me!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Opening match the world cup 2010, was a cracker!
The gulf in the FIFA ranking, just a number.
Home nation with fire in their heart,
Kept the party flowing.
In the second, France took on Uruguay
Who would be bold to take up the challenge,
And entertain?
“Not me!” said Raymond Domenech
Opting for 4-2-3-1 and keeping
Thierry Henry on the bench.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The foot balling legends,
Names rolling of the tongue of millions fans
Patrice Evra, Abou Diaby, Sidney Govou,
Nicolas Anelka and Franck Ribery,
Are happy to pinging pong the ball around

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “Not me!” was the reply.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Even with only have 10 men to break down,
Having nearly all of the possession and
Thierry Henry on the pitch, still
No-one rose to the challenge.
When the French side appealed
For hand ball,
Thierry Henry shouted
Not Me!


Written for the second match France vs Uruguay on Friday 11th June, It was the expression Thierry Henry’s face after he appealed for hand ball.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/not-me/