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The Second Eleven

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Turning and turning in the widening game
The player cannot hear the manager;
Teams fall apart; the board chairs cannot hold;
Meerkats are loosed upon the football fields,
The trophy-tied fever is loosed, and somewhere
The ceremony appears fanatical;
The best team were away, while the worst
Were at home with distant intentions.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-second-eleven/