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Sven’s In (K)Notts

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 was it Swine Flu in Mexico City
when we all thought he’d vanished for good ?
but the prodigal Swede has leapt out of the woods
like his look-alike brave Robin Hood

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 did Maid Marion call him to action ?
he’s got new fans who’ll love and adore
ev’ry twitch of his cool trademark glasses
he’s a snip at two million for sure

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 there are options for ex-England coaches
so what does a great leader do ?
he could have been bound for Benfica
but he’s ended up here in League Two

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 well it’s Division Four in old money
but League Two sounds better and close
to the Premiership he was used to
and how long he’ll stay no-one knows

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 it’s an awesomely marquee appointment
the single-most challenge for man
’cause the club is as old as the planet
and it’s been here since football began

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 and they’ve waited far longer than anyone else
one hundred and forty odd years
and most of the River Trent derbies
are the lowlights that wound up in tears

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 he’s come riding on in on the crest of a wave
like some handsome Greek god or a mountie
he’s Sven the Unquenchable Viking adonis
so why has he gone to Notts County?

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Notes

it can’t be the money..can it?..not in football?..surely…can it?
and good to get that wonderful (not)
new phrase ‘marquee-signing’ in..what’s all that about ?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/svens-in-knotts/