Enarchy In The UK!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 This ain’t about her, what was sat in the snug
Supping milk stouts with Martha and Minnie*
But a woman’s allegiance to her chosen club
When some mercenary’s taking the Mickey.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Refusing to warm up in the Champions League
He was banished and fined for his stance
Ten million quid wages, were docked by Mancini,
While he jetted off, brazen for a mid winter dalliance.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Boarding a plane for a sojourn back home
While his team-mates are working their shift
Ain’t exactly the way to stop City fans moaning?
Especially in times where we’ve thrift.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Well Ena had, had it with Griffin of her City*
Calling Five Live to voice her distaste
Victoria Derbyshire almost choked on her biccy
As she listened to Ena’s complaints.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Blue Moon devotee’s phoned in to placate her
But Ena would not be put off
“Why not think about it, and come back to us later”
Said Victoria still somewhat agog.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Was she thinking of booing her team on the park
Or having a pop at Mancini?
It can’t be the meat pies, I’m told they’re top class
So really what could her reasons be?

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 “Should Tevez come on this evening, then I’ll be departing,
He’s shown a total lack of disrespect
To everything about the club that is so close to our hearts”
She explained without an ounce of regret.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Well City beat Chelsea, and Tevez, laid on the winner
So was Ena as good as her word?
I’m not sure, I missed most of it, I was eating me dinner
But she seemed like she’d not be deterred!



This poem is loosely based on a Five Live phone in, I was listening to the other morning prior to the City v Chelsea match. Where Ena, a City season ticket holder was very blunt and straight to the point in exactly what she thought of Carlos Tevez. So much so that you could hear the shock in Ms Derbyshire’s voice, when Ena told her, her plans for that evening should Tevez take to the field..

I’ve no doubt she did walk out of the ground, seeing as the radio station had her back in after the match last night, which I kinda picked up on, but not all of it, I’m sad to say.

Ena seemed to me to be, shall we say a very forceful lady, so fair play to her for stance. It’s commendable, and seeing as we fans pays our money(in shed loads) we’re entitled to do what we like within reason at the ground, and walking out in utter disgust at a player, is well within reason in my book.

*The Three Wild Wimmen from The Rovers Return of my youth are: Ena Sharples, Martha Longhurst and Minnie Caldwell from Granada TV’s top notch Coronation Street, strangely enough set in Manchester.

*Griffin is or was H.G.Well’s original invisible man.

Go well and be lucky.



Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/enarchy-in-the-uk/