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The day they dropped wor Al.

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Crowds drinking outside
Ironical cheers as two taxis collide
A pre match meal of a cold mince pie
At home to the Mackems
Expectations are high
Rumours confirmed Shearer’s been dropped
Gullitt’s a tosser, he needs to be stopped
The rain is incessant It becomes a monsoon
Cold apprehension sweeps over the Toon
The chants are for Shearer
On the bench sat forlorn
The iconic geordie in the eye of the storm
The travelling supporters get under the skin
Delirious celebrations thanks to Phillips and Quin
Shearer warms up the Mackem hoards jeer
Legend versus manager now one thing is clear
And one arrogant Dutchman
Who did not read the signs
It’s him or the captain
Gullitt resigns.

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Notes

Memories of the night Newcastle lost to Sunderland when for the first and only time Alan Shearer was dropped from the team.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-day-they-dropped-wor-al/