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The one club man

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 To be content with life is your perdition –
there must be something wrong within your make-up.
Staying with one club shows no ambition.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 To strive for glory has to be your mission –
the call goes out. Behold the massive take up.
To be content with life is your perdition.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The race for riches has its own volition.
The cream alone will be there at the shake up.
Staying with one club shows no ambition.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 For dreams to come to natural fruition,
the tablets headed ‘Loyalty’ must break up-
contentment with your life is your perdition.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The path to fame is bloodied with attrition
but those who stay with Workington or Bacup
must realise they’re lacking in ambition.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Chase the gold! Go ask the statistician
about the accusations they will rake up.
To be content, they say, is your perdition
and staying with one club shows no ambition.

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Notes

Attempting to rebut the myth – probably not too successfully – that you can’t be a great player unless you play for a big club. My apologies for the use of the taboo word ‘Loyalty.’u

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-one-club-man/