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Poll Axed!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “Probably the worst referee in the world,”
say the people from Carlsberg
as the nation watched in disbelief
a performance of sweaty ineptitude.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Hard to disagree when the referee
brandishes cards like confetti,
awards one penalty, misses two
and gives three yellows to Simunic.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Worse than the brilliantined (not brilliant! )
ref from Mexico in England’s first game?
Certainly on a par, hard to
defend the indefensible.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The’Thing from Tring’ will be coming
home this weekend, hopefully
the only Englishman returning
from Germany to these shores.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 And of course we all know
where Poll will end up:
down amongst the deadbeats
in Leagues One and Two.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Imagine the reaction of the County Ground faithful
when Poll struts out on to the pitch,
cards at the ready, pencil poised;
ready to dish out his own version of justice!

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Notes

Graham Poll has been sent home following a staggeringly bad performance on Thursday night – and he’s supposed to be our best referee?!!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/poll-axed/