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Will This Be Cork’s Season?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Will this be the season that Cork get it right?
Can they mount a strong push for the title?
Will they eke out a win when the game’s deathly tight?
For Dolan, that surely is vital.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The League has been shanghaied by Shelbourne and Bohs,
As Dublin’s achieved a monopoly.
Cork should be challengers, one might suppose,
If they could get organised properly.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Excuses might well keep the wolf from the door,
But sadly, not ad infinitum.
Sooner or later, says football’s great law,
The fans need some cups to delight ‘em.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 For Dolan needs triumph, some glitt’ring success
To satisfy great expectations.
Cork’s burgeoning fanbase demands nothing less,
And won’t accept procrastinations.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 His cocksure pronouncements when taking the reins
May well come back shortly to haunt him.
Detractors may take up the usual refrains,
To scourge and belittle and taunt him.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 He launches too many a bitter complaint,
With noisy and public hand-wringing.
More sympathy rests with a reasoned restraint
That refuses to sink to mud-slinging.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Is Dolan the man to set Leeside aglow?
Can his jewel achieve that rare lustre?
Will the fierce Rebel Army continue to grow?
Or is he all posture and bluster?

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Notes

The League needs a vibrant Cork team, but is the anti-Christ the man to deliver?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/will-this-be-corks-season/