The Axe Is Surely Poised?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 What kind of fool
Plays not one, but two
Right footers out on the left wing?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Then, with eight minutes on clock,
Decides to take stock, change it
And put a left footer in?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 It’s not as if he was blind to what Dowling could do
After all, he was once Boro’s gaffer
A few games from now it’ll be yesterdays news
And McClaren? On Skysports with names that don’t matter

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Rio reminds me of David James
A catastrophe just waiting to happen
How many times in vital games
Can one bloke turn his back on the ball
Be found wanting or naively caught napping?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 “Absolutely, absolutely, absolutely”
Were the post match McClaren refrains
Steve the axe is poised, ready to fall, but you don’t seem to see it
If we don’t beat the mighty Andorra, …. next game!



How interesting to see the difference between Steve (naive) McClaren and John Toshack’s post match interviews yesterday. Toshack was forthcoming and straight talking about his team’s failure to beat Ireland at Croke Park, with an honesty that was lovely to hear.

McLaren was as usual trying to make sentences and sense out of all the cliches that he speaks in and failing miserably in to the bargain, just like the team formation he put out.

Shankly once said “football is a very simple game”. Not when you’ve got blokes, who stray away from that ideal, like McLaren. Who should speak with, and put a team out that makes, some sort of sense to us, the masses, and himself.

The axe is surely poised? About time too. You’ve either got it or you ain’t
and this bloke clearly….ain’t.



Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-axe-is-surely-poised/