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Window Shopping

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When the transfer window closed how did you do?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Did you get a keeper with gloves like glue
or a stopper with the kick of a tetchy emu?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 A wing-back whose clearances all miscue
or an old head who knows exactly who to pass to?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A centre-back with the close control of a clumsy gnu
or a young talent whose capture is really quite a coup?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 A winger better suited to selling shampoo
or a dribbler with the skill to wriggle through?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 A striker as mobile as a bronze statue,
a midfielder with the vision of ‘Blind Pew’,

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 or a schemer craftier than Cardinal Richelieu?

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Notes

An earlier version of this poem first appeared in the Torquay United match day programme for Saturday 26 January 2019 v Oxford City (7-2 thriller).

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/window-shopping-2/?shared=email&msg=fail