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Three Lamps

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 a hat-trick of penalties
all struck good and true
winning the mind games
in the battle of Green v Blue

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 a hat-trick of penalties
but only one actually counted
ice coolness personified
and the stress surmounted

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 for the eagle eyed ref
twice spots those encroaching
so Frank under pressure
but his nerve needs no reproaching

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Lampard is jeered unmercilessly
on his each and every return
but they never put him off
so when will they ever learn?

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Notes

kudos to our Frank, who is constantly jeered on his every return to Upton Park.

20/12/2009
West Ham 1 Chelsea 1
A golden chance spurned by Chelsea to put a six point gap between ourselves and Man U going into Christmas.
But we couldn’t begrudge the points, seeing as it helps out our old favourites Gianfranco Zola and Steve Clarke.

Green v Blue?
Robert Green in goal for West Ham.

The 2nd occasion was certainly ridiculous, about a dozen players inside the box before Frank struck the ball.

In my humble opinion, although it’s good to see a ref actually getting tough on encroachment, I personally thought it was West Ham players who started it!

I’d be more impressed though if the linesmen got tougher – just recently a lot of keepers are saving penalties by stepping forward off the line before the ball is kicked – and that is outlawed.

Frank was denied in just such circumstances by Shay Given recently, which cost us a vital two points.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/three-lamps/