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Scant Consolation

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 A challenger has come forth
In this league we’re all contesting,
Bohs have made the title race
A lot more interesting.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 A great result for the Eircom League,
The gap is down to five.
Fair play to Bohs, that Oman strike
Has kept the league alive.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We could have been eight points ahead,
We could have been eleven,
I’m sure today that Stephen Kenny’s
Up in seventh heaven.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The other teams are thrilled that there
Is still a title race –
No longer are they merely
Battling hard for second place.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The question now is whether Shels
Can cope with all the tension,
And whether Bohs and Pats and Cork
Can all stay in contention.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 If Shels had won, the gap could well
Have turned into a chasm,
But any nerves out there today,
It’s Patsy Fenlon has ‘em.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 But personally I cannot share
The ubiquitous elation,
The interest that has been renewed
Is scarcely consolation.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Bohs beat Shels and I cannot
Begin to raise a smile.
Why can we never win the league
By that proverbial mile?

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Notes

Bohs beat Shels 1-0.
Oh woe, woe, woe

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/scant-consolation/