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The Last Laugh

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Czechs came to Dublin with buoyance,
Unbeaten in twenty odd matches,
But they left with a deal of annoyance,
For they only produced it in patches.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Our makeshift defence was rock steady,
Our midfield so bravely competed,
And Robbie held back till quite ready
To ensure that the Czechs were defeated.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The Duffer showed sparkles of brilliance,
Kilbane was a thorn in their side,
Holland and Reid showed resilience,
And Clinton pulled centre backs wide.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The Czechs could attack us at random,
Because they were quick on the break,
But Kenny and Gary in tandem
Ensured that we made no mistake.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 And Maybury looked really impressive,
And Hartey defended with zeal,
Substitutions were somewhat excessive,
But hopes of a victory were real.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 And so we created good chances,
And oftentimes had the Czechs penned,
And won in relieved circumstances,
Though we left it quite late in the end.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The Czechs had a bit of a bummer,
Despite all those wins on the trot,
But they’ll have the last laugh this summer –
They’re Portugal bound, and we’re not.

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Notes

Ireland 2 Czech republic 1

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