Palace in the Roy Time

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 We’ve had ‘em all,
the hired guns,
the journey men,
the over the top of the hill.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Managers promising stability,
and less of a football thrill.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Pulis and Pardew.
Neil, Sam, and the Ollie.
Drawn by our desperation,
and the right amount of lolly.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 We’ve tried to progress,
step up,
move on.
But each time we try,
we go back
to square one.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 This time
we got lucky,
know he’s the one.
The steady hand
local boy,
Roy Hodgson.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 His timely resurrection
is just what we need,
and his wish to play like Brazil.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 So, we’ll stick by Roy,
especially if we manage
to create his de-aging pills.



Numerous managerial changes have led Palace to end up with Roy Hodgson. Fate, luck, desperation, divine intervention. Bit of all of those and more.

Roy’s been a revelation since his return after the desperately disappointing Patrick Viera second season. That featured some of the most mundane football ever seen at Selhurst and we’ve seen some pretty desperate stuff over the years.

We know it can’t last forever and Roy should be enjoying retirement and stop trying to make Palace a ‘top team’, whatever that is.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/palace-in-the-roy-time/