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Not the Arsenal way

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 This isn’t how I like to win,
winning is not the only thing.
there’s also honour and integrity
which is forfitted immediately
should a player take a dive,
and his fellow-player for a ride.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 That’s not how to take the lead,
isn’t what we want or need,
is not a part of how we play –
such actions aren’t the Arsenal way.

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Notes

In an otherwise brilliant game (just how cool was emmanuel eboue’s goal!?!) I couldn’t help but feel that Eduardo’s blatant dive embarrassed our team. As much as I hate to criticize my beloved Arsenal (as any regular reader of my poems will already know), as a goalkeeper I can’t condone player’s diving for penalties.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/not-the-arsenal-way/