That Man

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 God broke the mould the day
That he made that man.
He pulled out all the stops
As He considered His new plan.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “I’ll make a great footballer.” He said
As He got to the drawing board.
The picture that He drew on the easel
Was anything but flawed.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 He tweaked that man’s brain
And tuned it to football perfection.
He gave him all the necessary things
From awareness to deception.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “That man will be a legend in this game,
At the very least.”
God said as he rolled up his sleeves,
Stepped back and looked at his masterpiece.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 If you want to see that man,
Old Trafford is the place to be.
There you’ll see a genius at work
As Sir Alex looks on with glee.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 “Though he will play in midfield” God said,
“I want him to score lots of goals.
So for the purpose of rhyme in many a terrace chant
I’ll name him Paul Scholes.”


I wrote this after Paul Scholes’s awesome goal against Aston Villa on the 23rd of December at Villa Park. A goal that even he claims to be his greatest.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/that-man/