WC 2006 : The hare and the tortoise (plus added twist)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 How one man
a childrens fable –
Michael, withdrawn and cosily ensconced, in his St George casing
adding little of value
while others hared around him
making a mockery, of the ‘friendly’ label

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Until – with the finishing post in sight
from out of his shell
popped a predatory fox
who gobbled up a brace of chances
inside the Argentine box
And that boys and girls
is how the plodder
turned plunderer



Argentina 2 England 3 – Geneva, 12 Nov’ 05

International friendly, in the build up to the World Cup 2006.
Argentina lead England with 5 minutes to go, then Michaal Owen, anonymous throughout most of the match, pops up with a brilliant brace of headed goals.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc-2006-the-hare-and-the-tortoise-plus-added-twist/