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Julius Caesar, Augustus Caesar, Pope Innocent the Tenth, Michaelangelo, Leonardo, Garibaldi, Mussolini, Sophia Loren, Frederico Fellini, (not to mention a million great footballers)….Your boys took a hell of a beating!!
Due acknowledgement should be made to the Norwegian commentator, whose name is unknown to me, who inspired this poem. After Norway beat England 2-1 in the early 80s, he reeled off a list of famous English persons, culminating I believe with ‘Maggie Thatcher’, and completed the list with the immortal phrase as shown above. A return to originality on my part is hoped for in the near future!