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Sonnet of Praise ~England v Germany

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 National Anthems weren’t bawled quite so loud

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Perhaps, but arguably more in tune.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 There were no hate filled faces in the crowd.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The foul-mouthed and the thick-necked yob platoon

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Were mercifully absent and unmissed,

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Whilst on the pitch the players kept their hands

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Off one another, though they sometimes kissed.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Most raucous were the sounds of terrace bands.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 All the participants were from those schools

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Of thought that over-acted writhing around

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 When touched was out and diving was for swimming pools.

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Nobody had to be ejected from the ground.

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 True, our girls didn’t win, but funnily,

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 They didn’t whinge or blame the referee!

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Women’s international: England 0-3 Germany Nov 23 2014.
(Attendance 45,500)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/sonnet-of-praise-england-v-germany/