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The Scoring’s In Safe Hands

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Whenever shoot-outs loom like night
You need to pick your sweetest
You’re better off with front-men first
You never choose the keepers

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 But still in spite of pedigree
Or what you’ve done before
Unlikely as it sounds to some
The best don’t always score –
For penalties are nervy things
No matter who you are
From Real Madrid to Wigan
They get to every star

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 And so it was at Harrogate
With ten already done
The bloke in gloves stepped up to prove
He’s Torquays favourite son
And having saved a couple
To swiflty boldy race
And send one past his opposite
Into its rightful place

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 How cool to see that keeper
Astonish team and fans
To say aloud at sudden death
“The scoring’s in safe hands!”

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Notes

Andrew Marriott may have failed to fulfil the potential once detected by Arsenal and Nottingham Forest, both former employers, but Torquay’s near multi-instrumentalist(?) goalkeeper possessed the nerve to not only save two extra-time penalties for United in theirr FA Cup replay against Harrogate….., but also take the decisive sudden-death penalty which propelled his struggling side into the second round! Cool or what!.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-scorings-in-safe-hands/