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The Moneymen 2

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Now all the clubs chased the dream
Endeavoring to reign supreme.
The price for some of this wrong doing?
Devastation, financial ruin.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 But wait! What’s this? A wealthy saviour
To put an end to this behaviour;
A tycoon willing to invest
With genuine enthusiasm, zest.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Our hero has sound business links;
He’ll use them to help us out methinks.
He’ll prob’ly invest ten million pound,
Help us build a brand new ground.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 First he appoints an experienced man,
One who’s known to every fan.
Pays him twenty grand a week:
Men like that, they don’t come cheap.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 While the fans think they’ve got the best
The youth team bus is repossessed.
Wrong priorities I hear you cry,
But money man’s a shrewd, sly guy.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 About soccer he understands naff-all,
But business-wise he’s no-one’s fool.
Pays himself a consultancy fee,
Witholds this news from you and me.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Whilst the outlook on the pitch is bright,
In the inner sanctum things ain’t right.
Money man wants progress quick,
But council boys suspect a trick.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 A new ground built on flood plain land;
This surely can’t be very sound.
A new ground built on a flood plain!
Is he for real or quite insane?

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Money man’s getting itchy feet,
Threatening to turn up the heat:
The outlook’s very far from sunny:
He’s saying he’ll withdraw his money.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Within the month our chap’s departed,
Supporters sobbing, broken-hearted.
The manager has jumped ship too,
No-one knows quite what to do.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Gradually the truth emerges
Through the press in daily surges.
Our friend had expensive taste,
Nearly laid the club to waste.

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Paid himself a whacking sum
For merely sitting on his bum.
Champagne quaffed when with his mates;
Told you he’d expensive taste!

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 The moral of this sad tale then?
Just never trust the moneymen.
True, they may just save your team,
But most of them run out of steam.

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 They play the most appalling trick;
You know? The one to get rich quick.
But we’re the ones who foot the bill
When greedy hands reach for the till.

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Notes

This kind of thing could happen to your club. Who knows…………..perhaps it already has.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-moneymen-2/