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Poems tagged ‘Euro-Final’

Early Warning. Sunday Morning…

Police Leave Cancelled For Final o’ Euro-nations“,
Wary Britalians body-swerve their local Trat
Packed trains lumber in to Central London stations
Soused sardines, stagger-out, streaming to…the match.

A drunken Herbert, stood trying to hail a sherbet
Can’t grasp his being ignored at early dawn,
Taxi!, I wanna meet da chaps at Oxford Circus”,
Midst a very public technicolour West-End yawn.

Charing Cross Road deemed off-limits
An anti-Boris Johnson protest march, perhaps?
Nah Kev, there’s over eight hours to kick-off innit
They’re here, to get in the mood to watch…the match
”.

Leicester Square, total mayhem
Bottles, cans, anything being thrown
Ah, now I get it, this is what they meant…
In that old chestnut, “Football’s coming home”.

Jewish fella, travelling down on the London tube
Looked absolutely terrified for his life
Surrounded, filmed being verbally abused?
By anti-Semites, sporting Ingaland shirts, the other night.

We’ve sherbet’s trashed, buses smashed
Members of The Met under serious attack
By moronic Ingaland fans, and let’s face facts
Most weren’t kids on a jolly, after…the match.

Danish family, post a gutting semi-final
Travelling home from the game by bus
Threatened by a Neanderthal bunch a tribal’s
and we wonder why, no-one in Europe takes to us?

Still, we’re in the final, nothing else matters?
Let’s all seize the day, partake in the nations fun?
I don’t wish to rip our on-field achievements in to tatters
But our troubles above are a result (sic) of when…we’ve won?

Gareth Southgate being hailed as an Uber mensch
He’s up for a knight-hood (if we win today) and rightly so
Yet what happens, say we get beat, and as a consequence
Of obnoxious partisans, we’re banned from appearing at…The Show?

I don’t expect this downer of a poem to be published, being realistic,
In fact, I don’t give a flying fluff either way?
Though warned earlier, “Avoid Up West, they’re going ballistic”,
On the day of a match?! Suggests I best take heed what family say.

Anyway. Enjoy the game, may the best team win. Oh, I hope rain stops affray!

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