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WC 2006 : Day 17

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 England 1 Ecuador 0

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 David, your goals usually make the opposition feel unwell
But we know it was you, easily recognisable under all that gel
A trademark dipping free kick, a goal of wonder
But some celebration – a non-discreet chunder
Fortunately not blighted, by any individual blunder
But we certainly couldn’t say we tore them asunder
And I have to ask, did it contain the inevitable diced carrot?
But fortunately, it was only Ecuador, ended up sick as a parrot!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 ~~~

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Portugal 1 Holland 0

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Nuremburg Haiku

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Madness and badness
Cynical over clinical
Football on trial

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Actually, as a haiku
This doesn’t work
As it’s formation (5-8-4)
Breaks the rules;
But then, so did this match
So, natch
I’ll reflect the game
With more of the same :

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Haiku :

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Simulation, rife
But how come they can’t simulate
Pele?
Or Eusebio?
Or Cruyff?
Or Gullit?
Or van Basten?
Or Rijkaard?
The nearest they get
Is the (almost) rhyming red card!

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 ~~~

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Cardfest

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 16 yellows and 4 reds
A new world cup record
And a sad indictment
Of player – referee discord

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 You know what, if you
Mix red and yellow
You get orange –
Maybe that was the refs intention –
He might have been wanting to conjure up the ghosts of yesteryear
The heyday of the oranjeboom
Of Cruyff, Krol, Haan and Neejskens
Or Gullit, Rijkaard and van Basten
And not the pasty, tepid
Robben, Kuyt and Cocu –
And after seeing the latters miss late in the game
I’m convinced he must have a ‘p’ missing from his name!

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Notes

Sunday 25th June, 2006

England 1 0 Ecuador
Portugal 1 0 Holland

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc-2006-day-17/