Roderick Returns

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Was he really our gaffer
Did he manage a game?
Not quite Arthur Laffer
In a time tinged with shame.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 For a quote always willin’
The king of the cheese
A pantomime villain
Amongst the Maltese

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 He revels on banter
And snakes in the grass
A kind of enchanter
Neck of solid brass

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Ever stylish and dapper
You can’t put him down
Be a booer or clapper
Roderick’s back in town


Roddy Collins is back as manager of Monaghan United, they visit us this coming Friday.
Roddy is one of the characters of Irish football, there’s no middle ground, you either love him or hate him. He has manged Carlisle and Floriana in Malta as well as numerous clubs in Ireland.

He was manager of my team Cork City for a 3 month off season period before we finally went under, he never managed us in a competetive game and when the phoenix rose from the flames his number was sadly lost. 😉

Arthur Laffer – US Economist famous for the Laffer Curve and for having a name that rhymes with gaffer.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/roderick-returns/