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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?

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/