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Those rascals at Sky TV
pointed a camera over the shoulder
of Jose Mourinho, The Special One,
to reveal not a notepad of game plans
but him scribbling in the margins of
the collected works of Fernando
Pessoa, Portuguese poet.
The reclining audience of Channel 480,
Pay Per View, gasped at such audacity,
since Pessoa is a team of one.
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All eyes then fell on Rafael Benitez, man of
Valencia, now Liverpool manager, as he annotated
the selected works of Frederico Garcia Lorca,
Spains martyred poet. The murmur on the Kop
favoured a half-time rendition of ‘Lament
for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias’, whilst
those in the Anfield Road End quietly hoped
that Rafa would save ‘Romance de la Luna’
for the evening kick off against Aston Villa.