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The colourful antics of Radhi

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Beyond the wall he surveys the scene
“Hello there Mr opposition keeper
How’s the wife, the kids?” he asks
As offside he strays deeper

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “I used to feature in the school play
“Pretended to be a windmill you know
“Arms outstretched is what I did best
“Gesticulating whilst leaping to and fro”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “I learnt from the wise Scouse Nolan
“During my Trotters stint at the Reebok
“Told me to distract the keeper at a set piece
“The stalemate my presence would unlock”

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “Bobbing up and down, up and down
I perfected my silly star jump
I dreamt of the unlucky culprit
Who would be the ultimate prize chump

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 “With Kev being a Liverpudlian
“I used to listen to the Skip wide eyed
“The irony in this were the sorry victims
“Both halves of Merseyside

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 “Ungentlemanly conduct” screamed Howard
Rooted Reyna a grim onlooker
Gooooaaal!!!! Scream the Brummie faithful
See ya later sucker!

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Number 7
© Emdad Rahman

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Notes

“I saw the keeper was a bit frustrated and so I thought I could maybe affect his concentration,” Jaidi said. “It’s something we used to do at Bolton; Kevin Nolan did it all the time. Yes, I learnt it from him, I suppose. Nolan did it a lot and we scored a lot of goals from free-kicks. It’s not something I practise on the training ground, I just thought I’d give it a go.”

The Independant – Monday 14th April 2008

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-colourful-antics-of-radhi/