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Tinker Man

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Contagious laugh a feature,
smiling at the puny efforts
of the also-rans in
this year’s title race.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Charming and disarming
the wolfish press pack –
like putty in his magician’s hands:
Claudio can do no wrong.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 ‘Dilly ding dilly dong’,
a silly song he sings
to lull gullible opponents
into a false sense of security.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The nation’s favourite grandad.
but beneath the wisecracks
and the ready quips lies
a steely will to win.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Pizza another feature:
nothing brittle about the crust;
solid foundations with
spicy, exciting toppings.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Ranieri so often the
nearly man of football
now the proud owner
of the prize coveted by so many.

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Notes

What a man!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/tinker-man/