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WC2010 : Day 19

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Tuesday 29th June, 2010

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Paraguay 0 Japan 0

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Paraguay win 5-3 on penalties

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 it’s a mannequin match
one where the poet must dress a dull lifeless dummy
with carefully chosen words from the sewing box of a loyal thesaurus

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 unless of course, you want it called as it is …
in which case – hold your nose …..
it’s a STINKER!

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 even a whiff – of the cowpat that is penalties
couldn’t get them out of their straitjackets

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Haiku

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Two hours of football
Cannot separate two teams
Penalties decide

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 ~ ~ ~ # ~ ~ ~

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 The Blue Samurai
Kneel in expectation
Turns to tears

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 ~ ~ ~ # ~ ~ ~

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 The Blue Samurai
Kneel afore execution
Penalty style

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 ~ ~ ~ # ~ ~ ~

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Spain 1 Portugal 0

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 poor fancy Dan
turned nowhere man
just couldn’t get it right

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 all the tricks
and all the flicks
but left a sorry sight

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 all the hype
but not the type
to carry a team on his own

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 poor poor Ronnie
no longer bonnie
has his reputation blown?

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 whereas David Villa
says “wouldn’t want to be ya!”
and elevated to the Spanish throne

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Notes

Japan unfortunately losing out on the dreaded penalty shoutout.

Uniquely, for the last penalty, they all knelt in unison back at the halfway line, & linked their arms

Portugal – Ronaldo – played for himself and not the team.
Spain were marginally better – Ronaldo coudn’t win it on his own.
But to be fair to him, there were a number of occasions where he was pushed or charged off the ball and he didn’t get the requisite protection of the referee.

He was never able to impose himself on the game.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2010-day-19/