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Which shirt was Brian Clough wearing? – Villanelle

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Which shirt was Brian Clough wearing?
When the Mogganaut rolled into
The city ground.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Even above, among the best
In the terraces with real fans but
Which shirt was Brian Clough wearing?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Would he honour his roots or
The place of greatest success as manager
The city ground.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Celebrated son of Boro
Celebrated gaffer of The Reds, but
Which shirt was Brian Clough wearing?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Six wins on the bounce but
Spirted Forest denied the seventh at
The city ground.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Honours even
Point each but both fans wondering
Which shirt was Brian Clough wearing?
At the city ground.

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Notes

Written 7th November 2012

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/which-shirt-was-brian-clough-wearing-villanelle/