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Relegation

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The team with no defence, midfield, attack
Failure resulting with the twenty million sack

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Windfall to provide a very short term cure
Grand reward for tactics so immature

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 A matter of inches, dubious offside
A season saving pot-shot by the crossbar denied

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Misery and woe, the sun begins to set
Out comes the white hankie, which many tears will wet

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Number 7
© Emdad Rahman

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Notes

” can honestly say that relegation is the single most traumatic experience you can have in a football career. Every single psychological condition awaits you. A creeping feeling of worry sweeps through the club as players wonder how their future might be affected. Will they be forced to jump ship? Which club will have them?”

David James
The Observer
Sunday April 20 2008

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/relegation-4/