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What a Difference a Year makes!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 One year back we were riding high,
Our prospects seemed so bright.
When Carsley struck and sunk the Reds,
Our hopes soared like a kite.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The Gaffer stuck his neck out.
Said we were in contention
To top the League, to end up Champs,
And no-one took exception.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We tucked into our turkey.
We scoffed our Christmas Pud.
And all agreed that, on the whole,
This Life was pretty good.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Now, one year on, we’re not so sure,
We’re racked and worn by cares.
Cruel Fortune’s playing games with us,
She smiles and then she glares.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Our long-awaited Euro-Tour
Proved but a sad, sick joke.
Our dreams of stealing Chelsea’s crown
Have all gone up in smoke.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Though we’ve picked up some points of late,
Survival’s far from certain.
We can but pray that come next May
For us it won’t be curtains.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Yet look, the Twenty-Fifth draws near,
So we’ll try to be merry.
We’ll munch mince pies, we’ll sup some beer,
P’rhaps sip a spot of sherry.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 We’ll pull our Christmas Crackers.
We’ll cut our Christmas Cake.
And ponder on the diff’rence
A year in football makes.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 17/12/05
Denys E. W. Jones

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/what-a-difference-a-year-makes/