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A week making plans on the training ground
Hours spent scanning the subbuteo board
Had Steve Bruce convinced his game plan seemed sound
For his Mackem’s to put The Arsenal put to sword.
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But the beautiful game played by The Gunners
Is a whole different kettle of fish?
From the cut and thrust fervour of going for the jugular
Full on from game’s start to its finish.
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That way they knock it about, without a question of doubt
The Alsatian’s team are a joy
Fit to grace any field as their give go appeal
Gives some credence to men against boys?
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Was it Liam (Chippy) Brady who first invented the short pass
Where packed defences are split open wide?
Gliding seemingly effortless across the illustrious green grass
In those days of his prime spent at Highbury?
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I digress, it’s back to the Theatre of Light
And THAT rebound what made Steve Bruce stifle a cry
Swearing in disbelief seemingly begging for guidance
As his plans for The Arsenal went grotesquely awry?