WC 2006 : Day 10

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Japan 0 – 0 Croatia

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 There was a little mole
Who lived in a hole
Right in the middle of the box

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Up popped his head
As he jumped out of bed
And came racing out of his blocks

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The ball went a-bobble
As the hearts began to wobble
And near fainting in the Japanese crowd

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 It went safely for a corner
No-one was a mourner
And both teams finished heads unbowed

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Father’s Day

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Wish list, for the day that’s in it :
Breakfast in bed
Sunday papers
full of World Cup capers
tea on tap
until the belly
is ready for beer
zapper polished and primed
to up the volume
as the sway of the Samba beat
reaches a crescendo.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Reality check
Dad does breakfast – for everyone.
Family matters
a day at the beach
so be it.
Maybe no sweet toothed smile
of Ronaldinho
but bettered
by the winning smiles, of sweetly bairns
and a chance to show them
flicks and tricks, Brazilian style
with sand between the toes
and every part of the body a point of reference
for the juggling act.
But of course, these days, it’s all in the mind –
the brain can visualise it
but the body wobbles like a jellyfish
and the only crescendo
is from the shells that touchline the shore

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 From the highlights later :

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Brazil 2 – 0 Australia

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 The ball is thread
Thru to Fred
And being Brazilian
There can be no doubting
The inevitability of the finish –
But I’m having a problem with the scorer;
My one and only pet was Fred the goldfish
And he was no Billy the fish
My old man’s mate was Fred
And he neither looked like, nor claimed to be, the footballing type
A plumber I once used, was Fred
A mechanic who once stitched me up, was also Fred –
But Fred the forward?
Fred, flair and fluidity, doesn’t gel, on paper.
But it could be, that Fred will be key
What with Ronaldo & Adriano misfiring.
Kaka is the ignition
But he needs some spark to get the motors running.
Start rite? said Fred

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 France 1 – 1 South Korea

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Should’ve been 2-0
But ended up all square
Would video technology
Have made it more fair?

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Keeper Li Woon-Jae
Does a Roy Carroll
Pushes the ball out from behind the line
Leaving France over a barrell



Saturday June 17th 2006

Croatia 0 0 Japan
Brazil 2 0 Australia
France 1 1 South Korea

Start rite – similar to WD40

Japan v Croatia :
An inocuous pass back to the goalkeeper hit a divot on the pitch, causing a red faced Kawaguchi swinging at an air shot.
It looked like a real howler until the slo-mo replay revealed the bad bounce.
Kawaguchi played a blinder – including a fabulous penalty save.

The biggest red face tho belonged to Yanagisawa, who missed a sitter in the second half – no mole to blame for that one though!!

France are in very real danger of not qualifying for the last 16, for the second World Cup in succession.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc-2006-day-10/