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WC 2006 : Day 20

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Der Ball ist Rund
Round, not ruined, thank God –
mein hosts, have no plans
to introduce a ball to match
the square passing that we’ll
doubtless see during

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 the coming festival of football.
Nor do they plan to introduce
a pyramid-shaped ball, to match
the mantra beloved by
enthusiastic coaches – “Little
triangles, work it in little triangles!”

And the pumps will be kept busy
so the balls don’t succumb
to a ‘flat’ back four. Razor sharp strikers will
do their utmost to
deflate our hopes, if not the orbish
object of our affections.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 And let us hope that we emerge
victorious from the round robin
of the group stages and red
breast the finishing tape
ahead of the field.
(I am picturing us proud and
triumphant in our second strip!)

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Notes

Ok ok, so this was written before the tournament started – but Pete is putting pressure on me to keep up, even on rest days!

My thanks to Christopher T George for whipping this poem into shape!

Inspired by one of Neville Gabie’s past projects, which I spotted when browsing his website.
Do see his goalposts pictures at : http://www.nevillegabie.com/play1.html
Recommended viewing.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc-2006-day-20/