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On the chin (for Stan, in his own words)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 On the chin
on the chin
we take it on the chin
and we crack on.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Bad day at the office,
we weren’t at the races,
they’re having a jolly
they’re having a laugh.
I ain’t having that and I’ve told ‘em,
we are better than that.
But we take it

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 on the chin
on the chin
we take it on the chin
and we crack on.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 For Burnley they will never play,
never play again.
Hard decisions
I get paid for,
it counts for nothing
if they agree.
Its for me to take it

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 on the chin
on the chin
we take it on the chin
and we crack on.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 All in all, all in all,
you can’t win every game.
You must respond
to adversity
and you need a rub of the green.
But we take it

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 on the chin
on the chin
we take it on the chin
and we crack on.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 I know what
I get from my players
I’m not sending boys
on errands for men.
If you keep a clean sheet
you can nick it
and we win as many
games as we can.
But when we don’t
we take it

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 on the chin
on the chin
we take it on the chin
and we crack on.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 I know what you’re like
cos I live here,
the expectation level
is high.
I’ve not failed yet
and I’m not starting now.
I know where to take it.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 on the chin
on the chin
we take it on the chin
and we crack on.

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 On referees
I don’t comment.
But he wasn’t fit
for the job.
We don’t half
get them here.
But we take it

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 on the chin
on the chin
we take it on the chin
and we crack on.

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 We have character
we have resilience
we’re always ready
for whoever it is.
There isn’t room
for a doubting Thomas
but a Mitchell Thomas
you know what he gives.
And he can take it

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 on the chin
on the chin
we take it on the chin
and we crack on.

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 All in all
the garden’s rosy
my players did
particularly well.
Jeppo Coxy,
Mooro, Blakey
I’m particularly
proud of them.
They’ve worked their socks off
and they’ve taken it

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 on the chin
on the chin
we take it on the chin
and we crack on.

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 We set out to
maintain our status
and now we know that’s
been achieved;
I can admit
we’d like the play-offs
and we’d take
a promotion too.
So we keep on going,
See where it takes us
and what we do is
we crack on.

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 on the chin
on the chin
we take it on the chin
and we crack on.

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 All right then fellers
the coach is here.
They’re wanting me
I must crack on.

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 on the chin
on the chin
we take it on the chin
and we crack on.

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Notes

For Stan Ternent, Burnley’s best manager for years, and a master of the post-match interview

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/on-the-chin-for-stan-in-his-own-words/