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They’re Preaching Football to the Layman

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 They’re preaching football to the layman,
Brady and Giles supporting Eamonn.
“The Greeks aren’t really up to much,
And neither are the French and Dutch,”
Says Eamonn.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 They’re preaching football to the layman,
History being rewritten by Eamonn.
“Though Lansdowne Road was always full,
The Charlton years were sterile and dull,”
Says Eamonn.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 They’re preaching football to the layman,
Bill provokes a thought from Eamonn.
“Great players cannot be produced
Where poverty has been reduced,”
Says Eamonn.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 They’re preaching football to the layman,
The camera pans around to Eamonn.
“If he doesn’t play for a top-class team,
He can’t be considered the cream of the cream,”
Says Eamonn.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 They’re preaching football to the layman,
The world is black and white to Eamonn.
“The standard of football is going down,
And David Beckham is just a clown,”
Says Eamonn.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 They’re preaching football to the layman,
Giles appears to back up Eamonn.
“Adcocaat’s the wrong approach,
At best he’s just a third-rate coach,”
Says Eamonn.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 They’re preaching football to the layman,
Managers rouse the ire of Eamonn.
“That substitution was overdue,
Big Phil Scolari hasn’t a clue,”
Says Eamonn.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 They’re preaching football to the layman,
The victors don’t mean much to Eamonn.
“This Greek fiasco must be stopped,
Or skilful players will all get dropped,”
Says Eamonn.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 They’re preaching football to the layman,
Brady’s standing up to Eamonn.
“These days teamwork really matters.”
“It only really deceives and flatters,”
Says Eamonn.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 They’re preaching football to the layman,
Big tournaments excite our Eamonn
“Mediocrity gets left off on the shelf,
Though I never played in one meself,”
Says Eamonn.

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Notes

Best thing about the Euro 2004 Final, apart from the Greeks winning, was the end of 4 weeks of the Gospel according to Eamonn Dunphy.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/theyre-preaching-football-to-the-layman/