“The Clown” Who Had The Last Laugh!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “Ha ha” said The Clown
As the curtain came down
And partizan punters fell weeping

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 After saves with his feet
Elbows, a knee
Shot the England flames down with his keeping.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 As last line of defence
And I mean no offence
I can’t spell or pronounce the blokes name.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Yet that night on the telly
As last chance hit his belly
The Clown picked up his gloves, had one last laugh,
Then on air, made his way from the stadium.



England versus Poland, Wemberly. One of the weirdest displays of goalkeeping I’ve ever witnessed as Jan ………..ski? Keeps the England forwards at bay, saving shots with virtually every bit of his anatomy to knock England out of The World Cup at the qualifying stage. Almost single handedly, so much so that the irate late B.Clough nicknamed him The Clown. That may well have been the case Mr.Clough, but which clown had the last laugh that night?



Editors note :
the keeper was Jan Tomaszewski.

I remember that night so well.


Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-clown-who-had-the-last-laugh/