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Sometimes though the act that is supporting
Is better than the headline they precede.
The crowd is wowed by bands that are purporting
To merely fill an introduct’ry need.
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The third place game itself is often fresher
Than the cautious fear-filled game that is to come.
The players operate without the pressure
Which liberates the footballer in some.
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No-one really cares the Germans won it –
The semi-final’s where these two teams reached.
They’re tireder now than when they’d just begun it
But all their frailty’s already breached.
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So thank you and goodbye to these two nations,
Our taste buds have been primed, to say the least.
Let’s hope the Final reaches expectations
As two fine chefs prepare to serve the feast.