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The Manager

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I organise the ‘practice sessions’
I co-ordinate the ‘drills’
On ‘match day’ pick my best eleven
To give the fans their thrills

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I will give ‘pre-match’ instructions
On how to win this game
Because I know, should it not go to plan
I’m the one that takes the blame

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 If my ‘gangly’ centre-forward
Scores the best header ever seen
And my ‘goalie’ keeps another clean sheet
All the praise goes to the team

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 But when results have gone against them
And the crowd they are a booing
I’m the one who gets the chant
“You don’t know what you’re doing”

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 With a win it’s the best job in the world
The worst with every loss
You have to be of strong heart and mind
To become a football ‘boss’

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 For every one that gets the sack
Another ten step up
With promises to win the league
Or at least the FA Cup

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The day I took the manager’s ‘oath’
Was the end of my personal life
The team became my children
The club became my ‘wife’

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Bill Shankly’s quotes always keep me going
When I’m feeling down and flat
“Football isn’t a matter of life or death”,
“It’s much more important than that”

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 If I can be half the man he was
My career path will gleam
But it’ll be long hard road from where I sit
As manager of an under 8’s football team

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-manager/