South-South Divide (A Tale Of Two Districts)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 everybody’s talkin’ bout the South-South divide
everybody’s waitin’ for the turnin’ of the tide
everybody’s known for years – way down deep inside
for Manchester and Liverpool it’s time to step aside

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 from Elland Road to Tyneside the end is drawing near
the wind that filled the Northern sails is losing strength I fear
the long awaitened Southern grasp for all that we hold dear
will put an end to all we ‘ve known for one too many year

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 as fortresses must crumble and reputations guage
o how the mighty tumble when limitations rage
Like Narnia and Mordor when dominations age
for Ferguson and Houllier the writing’s on the page

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 for every flower has its time – each doggy has its day
and some they shine a brief small while and some they overstay
and some pretend they’re mighty still when glory’s gone astray
and others live like Eighties bands on dreams of yesterday

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 but now from London’s oyster there bursts the finest pearl
those Shandy-drinking Southerners are challenging the world
from Highbury to Stamford Bridge the flags are being unfurled
from Charlton and from Fulham the praise is being hurled

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 from Archway to Holloway the taverns heave and teem
with bleary thoughts of Europe’s prize and Arsene’s triple dream
from Kings’ Road dives and Chelsea bars they ponder Roman’s scheme
and wonder just how great they’ll be when they become a team

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 From Millwall’s Den and Upton Park they too now join the dance
unfashionable – unliked for years – nor worth a second glance
while giants of the long lost past still wander in a trance
what price a London Final now – when there seemed little chance?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 yes everybody’s talking bout the South-Side divide
everybody’s waitin’ now and ready for the ride
everybody’s dancin’ to the beat of London’s pride
unless you support Tottenham that is!


apologies to the Spurs fan out there and anyone still at Three-Point-Lane (note the now singular derogatory use of ‘fan’ as opposed to ‘fans’……..”ooh little bit of Cockney politics creeping in there “).
Also apologies for not mentioning QPR,Brentford,Leyton Orient,Crystal Palace Watford,,Wycombe Wanderers,Tooting & Mitcham and of course Bexleyheath & Welling Reserves.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/south-south-divide-a-tale-of-two-districts/