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unbelievable

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 the hours spent waiting for England to score
unbelievable
players kissing badges and sliding on the floor
unbelievable
managers who say “I dunno where to start”
unbelievable
when their side gets torn apart
unbelievable
interviewers asking bosses “will you get the sack?”
unbelievable
strikers who score and rip their shirts off their back
unbelievable
only one black manager in the football league
unbelievable
the cost of refreshments at Wemb-er-lee
unbelievable
six pound fifty for a crap veggie pie
unbelievable
changing kick-off times just to suit Sky
unbelievable
Richard Scudamore’s sexist ways
unbelievable
ev’rything Blatter or Platini says
unbelievable
FIFA and the World Cup need I say more
unbelievable
we all know what Qatar is for
unbelievable
next stop Russia dear oh dear
unbelievable
let’s play in countries with troubles and fear
unbelievable
poverty and hunger v mega superstars
unbelievable
where next Sepp.. Jupiter or Mars ?
unbelievable
no-one at the top we can really trust
unbelievable
the rich get richer and the poor go bust
unbelievable
we’re just the little people they’re not here
unbelievable
they won’t listen and they don’t care
unbelievable
about ticket prices to watch your club
unbelievable
the number of fans who watch in the pub
unbelievable
or why refs never come out to explain
unbelievable
major decisions that they messed up again
unbelievable
and how most small clubs struggle to survive
unbelievable
so little help for non league sides
unbelievable
power and money everywhere the same
unbelievable
look what they’ve done to the People’s Game
unbelievable!

This works best with an impassioned roudy audience shouting out “Unbelievable!” in between each line.

First performed at FOFI ~ Festival Of Football Ideas, At-Bristol Planetarium. June 2014

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/unbelievable/