The 12 months of Football (2003)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The January sales doors spring open with Leeds
Fowler, Woodgate and Dacourt all leave
Bergkamp and Henry reach a 100 goals each
Rooney signs for Everton they breathe a sigh of relief

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 A stray boot whacks Beckham as February starts
Teddy scores 300 but not for the arse
The eagles pluck Liverpool out of the cup
Sir Bobby reaches 70 and he’s not giving up

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 In March Anfield South is a win for the pool
St Michael and Stevie put two past Man U
Terry Venables at Leeds has run out of time
Whilst Sgt.Wilko is marched from the stadium of light

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 April and Henry is voted player of the year
And England stuff Turkey to give us some cheer
Tigana leaves Fulham there’s a hat trick for Scholes
Whilst Birmingham are saved by a Dugarry goal

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 In May 70,000 Tims all following the hoops
They fly off to Seville but the ref cooks their goose
The premiership title on loan to Salford again
And the Champions League’s won by AC Milan

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 June and St Michael wins his 50th cap
Beckham joins Real, now we never guessed that
The sad news is Marc Vivien Foe collapsed on the pitch
We bid farewell to a man who will be greatly missed

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 July hot and sunny and Harry K joins the reds
And Liverpool are named English footies all time best
Little Zola leaves Chelsea but Roman flies in
With a sackful of money and learning English from Sven

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 August at last kicks the season off again
Going up are the Pompey with Harry and Jim
Alan Shearer is named the best ever player in the prem
Whilst Jeffers boots Neville, no changes there then!

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 September and Hoddle wins the Tottenham sack race
Whilst Keown asks Ruud: “Why the long face?”
Wayne Rooney scores twice wearing an England shirt
And Chelski go top now they’ve got a big purse

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 October and Brazil play the Reggae Boyz in a friendly
And Gary Neville’s flying pickets stir up a media frenzy
Alpay has his contract cancelled at the Villa
He should know that you don’t go giving Beckham the finger

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 November and the draw for euro 2004 is made
Its England v France but no Scotland, or Wales
The gooners thump 5 goals right Inter Milan
Whilst Peter Ried waves bye bye to the Elland road fans

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 December and Bolton dump us out of the league cup
Our Carling dream’s over but we don’t give a stuff
Coz we get mighty Yeovil in the FA Cup draw
Rio Ferdinand gets a ban, but he can’t remember what for!

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 So the old year is over and the new one begins
Is your season a write off, your hopes in the bin
Well for me I pray Liverpool make the Champions League
A match fit Michael Owen and a goal for Emile!

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 (c) tobyjones 1 January 2004


(c) tobyjones 1 January 2004

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