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Priceless: The Play Offs

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When your team scores, it’s amazing
We all know that surge of feeling
When Ipswich equalised against us
A fan punched right through his ceiling

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 He tweeted to show the damage by his fist
He could see the funny side, a hole through plaster board
Then the player offered to pay to fix it
After all, he was guilty of having scored…

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 and it got me thinking…

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Dear Bradley Johnson

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 When you scored, I raised the roof
Now it needs re-tiling, Mr Johnson, that’s the truth
When you were red carded, and so received suspension
I tell you I was livid, now I need a new extension

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 I always put a bet on, I like a little flutter
Then you missed a sitter, can you help repair my gutter
When you scored that screamer, I overdid the celebration
Now I must inform you of the cost of decoration

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Hoolahan to Johnson, oh, what a lovely pass
It was curtains for the window, in my joy, I smashed the glass
You’ve bagged a brace, a hat-trick, so if you hit a four
My carpet might disintegrate, send me crashing through the floor

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Bradley Johnson, your goals are priceless
And you’ve more than played your part
Please don’t let Ipswich beat us
You can’t fix a broken heart…

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Notes

An Ipswich fan, watching the game at home on TV, celebrated the equaliser against Norwich with a fist pump and punched a hole in his ceiling. He tweeted a photo of the damage to share the moment with others who he thought would find it funny and Paul Anderson, the goal scorer, tweeted to say he would pay to have the ceiling fixed. Good bloke, nice gesture.

My poem is just a bit of fun before The Big Match, second leg semi-final play-off Norwich City v Ipswich Town this coming Saturday.

There can only be one winner. I hope it’s football.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/priceless-the-play-offs/