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A Nudge and a Wink

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Sixty minutes of sterility, then…..
supporters stunned by Rooney’s stamp
and petulant push.
Red mists greeted by
card of same hue,
doled out by Argentine ref;
no irony there, then?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 To cling on, goal-less,
now the team’s only option.
At last Sven had a game plan:
to play for penalties.
And how the players responded,
heroes to a man.
Hargreaves outstanding!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 A country holds its breath,
willing the ball into the net.
Yet Ricardo’s rubber wrists
hold sway over Robbo’s oven gloves.
Best midfielders in Europe,
but they can’t score
from twelve yards.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And the aftermath?
Diving Ronaldo universally condemned,
his wink says it all.
Normally reserved Shearer apoplectic,
Speaking for the nation to tell Rooney to
“stick one on him.”
Wrightie’s bubble punctured.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 A nation in mourning once again.
Players and fans distraught.
The end of an era as Sven departs;
five year reign remembered
for caution and lack of courage.
Reins taken up by MacLaren.
Ex ‘Boro boss better get it right!

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Notes

Gutted!

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/a-nudge-and-a-wink/?shared=email&msg=fail