The Good Ship Rovers

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The football coastline’s littered with great ships that ran aground,
Foundering on that fearsome fiscal reef.
Their hazy outlines shimmer where long memories can be found,
Sailing quite unknowingly to grief.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Tradition counts for nothing and pure sentiment is bunk,
Romantic hopes and yearnings count for naught.
There’s some that say the “Rovers” should be scuttled now and sunk
Before it fails to make it into port.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Promises won’t seal the cracks in sudden stormy weather,
Though many claim the trade winds are too rough.
The captain and the crew will need to get their act together,
Tradition really isn’t good enough.



Shamrock Rovers, under threat financially, of going out of business, should not be saved because of tradition or sentiment, but because they have shown they’re getting their house in order. If indeed, they are.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-good-ship-rovers/