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Unbowed though Outclassed

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Outclassed

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Opened up at will
A matter of time.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Given full stretch
Dunne off the line
Andrews last ditch

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 White shirt
Blood Red
Yellow Card
Job Dunne

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Three added minutes
“Blow it up Ref.”
My nerves shot
Whistle goes.
Heart pounding.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 On my knees
Deep breaths then
Comedy texts
“Russia were awful”
“How did we not score?”
“Is that the same Arshavin that plays for Arsenal?”

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Notes

The most fraught and tense 90 minutes of my life, we were battered by a vastly superior Russian side.
They opened us up at will and it seemed we’d be beaten by 5 or 6.

But through a mixture of bad finishing, luck, determination, blood and guts, we kept them out.
No one greater than Richard Dunne.
Doesn’t every football fan yearn for a centre half that will put their body on the line, bleed for the cause, a true Irish legend.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/unbowed-though-outclassed/