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Who Cares About The League Cup?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Possession for the reds at 68 per cent
(someone I don’t know told me). Manchester
on one leg . . . Denis Law knew that

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 right can be wrong . . . talking of back-
heels, the green and the gold
of Newton Heath on the terraces . . .

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Someone with a wooden spoon, stirring
New York broth, and Gary Neville
wants to get on the pitch and tackle Tevez.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 City have ruined football: they cannot win
and they don’t have much history, always
a small club: even when George was best, City

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 were occasionally better than United.
(“That doesn’t make sense” – I said that).
Once upon a surface, United were “home”

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 at Maine Road . . .
after the Second World War, fifteen thousand
pounds of debt, paying rent to the blues.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 How many trophies in the cabinets
and how many years . . . and who cares
about the League Cup anyway?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 City on one leg, reeling after Rooney
versus Given. Both teams on Wednesday
on two legs, one towards Wembley.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/who-cares-about-the-league-cup/