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The Puppet Master

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Liverpool go down to defeat again:
another dire result as Scholes jabs
one over Reina’s parrying arm and
Ferdinand rifles in from the right
side of the penalty area. A knock-
out, one goal each half: that’s how
it should be done! And meanwhile
Rafa Benitez gesticulates on the
sidelines in the technical area,
a puppet master trying to urge
unwilling puppets to carry out
his game plan. Later, he slumps
in the stands, himself like a beaten
Pinocchio, his nose growing longer
as he continues to insist
the ‘Pool remain in the title race.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Christopher T. George

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Notes

Manchester United 2 Liverpool 0
Liverpool Daily Post, October 23, 2006
“The salver awarded to Paul Scholes before kick-off at Old Trafford yesterday might well be the nearest Liverpool get to silverware this season. . .”

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-puppet-master/