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WC2010 : Day 2

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 But Calamity Was On The Bench – Wasn’t He?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Consistency in qualifying led to the mantra
“in Capello we trust”
But his choice of the gloved one
May see our hopes turn to dust

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But should we be so harsh?
For once they cross the line, is it not down to the players
To perform at their very best
To answer our prayers?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Whither, should one individual error
Lead to so much hounding?
Pity there was no counter-weight
No moment astounding

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 And so now in times of adversity
They must collectively “step up to the plate”
Prove all the doubters wrong
And leave nothing to fate

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 ~~~ * ~~~

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Back and front

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Bring back Banksie or Bonetti
Or even Robbie Fowler
But do something to erase
That Robert Green howler

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Give us safe gloves
And a penalty box prowler
Someone to negate
Another Rob Green howler

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 ~~~ * ~~~

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Haiku

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Elementary
Gather ball in coddling arms
We all sleep easy

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Productivity
Like a Robert Green clasp
From slack to jack

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Notes

First game v USA:
England one up, early Stevie G goal, then ….

Rob Green, howler

His only saving grace?
Algeria’s keeper Chaouchi was no better on Day 3.


Group B
Argentina 1 Nigeria 0
South Korea 2 Greece 0

Group C
England 1 USA 1

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2010-day-2/