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Athina 2007

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 As we herald in the clash of two modern day titans
Beware of a port city’s Red clan bearing gifts
The dawn of Rafa’s Iliad will be reborn and enlighten
The Attica Periphary of Central Greece

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Did you know that the Trojan horse was actually a Greek mare?
As Liverpool look set to reclaim their rightful crown
As the Milanese will discover, blinded by a powerful Red flair
Leaving with nothing but a rueful frown

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 As Liverpool will unleash Achilles
The cradle of civilisation will be raving mad
A giant of the Trojan war will be unleashed on the sweet breeze
By the most magnificent warrior of Rafael’s Iliad

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The historic ancient Agora will see no Achilles heel
As in the shade of the Acropolis, victory the Reds will seal

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Notes

Nought from the Greeks towards me hath sped well.
So now I find that ancient proverb true,
Foes’ gifts are no gifts: profit bring they none.

Sophocles (496 – 406 BC),Ajax

In case you haven’t figured… Achilles = Gerrard

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/athina-2007/