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Three For All – Southend v Norwich

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Norwich went to Southend
To play away at Roots Hall
They started with promise
It finished three-all

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The manager was angry
His team ignored his words
They were magic in the tunnel
But produced a game of three thirds

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Although we started brightly
It took 9 minutes to concede
Before half time we equalised
And went on to take the lead

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 On 49 minutes we were 3-1 up
The points almost on the board
Southend pulled back to 3-2
Then, with the last kick of the game – ‘they drawed’

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 We wasn’t robbed: that would be a lie
It was the players with their ‘Fancy Dan plans’
They didn’t do as they were told
And let down the travelling fans

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Notes

Nigel Worthington criticised his players after the game, calling them Fancy Dans. Desparate Dans, Fondant Stans, Shamble Hannibals or Ineffective Hectors – it all means the same – we haven’t won away from home and until we do, the glass remains half empty.

N.B. ‘they drawed’ – not correct as far as English language goes but normal for those of Norfolk descent

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/three-for-all-southend-v-norwich/