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Without defensive solidarity
Or scant chance of parity
Our bus hits a wall in Gdansk
Even if Lech was there leading
We’d have still seen a beating
From the classy and worthy World Champs.
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Make no mistake
Spain have more than it takes
To walk this without breaking a sweat
Though it seems clear to me
Last night’s victory
Is the easiest one that they’ll get?
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On a studio sofa
Roy Keane mulled it over
Then tore in to the team with his tongue
Castigating the defence
For it’s Sunday football mentality
Against the current Worlds number one.
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I really felt for Irish fans
Who four down raised their hands
Belting out “The Fields of Athenry”
Would have been touched by this gesture
Of: We’re still loyal to the cause, though behind.
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Last night’s aging aces
Must retire and new faces
Should now grasp the Green shirt with pride
Though defeat has been painful
Might the last match be gainful?
With Italy playing a charged Irish side?