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Cue: a patio, rub a dub*
Quaffing beer, and eating grub
Where we sat in anguish waiting on the start
Gareth Southgate sure mimes well
As what he said I couldn’t tell
It was drowned out by the sound of pounding hearts.
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A camera zoomed in from the sky
On cue the signal: kick off time
Which seemed to me at least a tad surreal
An aerial picture of the start
Must be Platini’s slant on art
Which I’m sure he’ll say will broaden games appeal.
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We were in there pinned against the ropes
Our rearguard strong enforced by hope
Occasionally mounting an attack
When all of a sudden things went dark
As the outside telly blew a spark
And our blue arena turned a deathly black.
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We were in a quandary: what to do?
The air of expectancy turned blue
So we listened to the wireless and made plans
Would “The Rising Sun” shine on the game?
Or would “The Ferry” cross the way
Get us back in touch with Amsterdam?
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When half time came we grabbed our bags
Then from a distance watched the lads
Hit the front, then scream out “Nah, a pen”
We prayed that Ptre Cech the brave
Would guess it right and save the day
T’was not be, we were even once again.
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When Frankie Lamps caressed the bar
A crowded boozer screamed “Aw Nah”*
As an Ammer shouted “Blues to win 2-1”
Though he’d wagered Mata to oblige
We didn’t care when on the night
Brana’s header looped in slow mo, we had won.
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We’re in a quarto so elite*
The record books will show that we
Were up there with the giants of the game
Our slated boss has shown that he
Knows more than us on picking teams
So now we’re inter him we’ll loudly cheer his name.
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A spooky tale on pub we left
When the lights went out left fans bereft
Which mates of ours have body swerved all season
“Ain’t going in there to watch the chaps
They never seem to win a match”
A Davy’s Locker of a place, the given reason!