Euro 2004 Diary : Day 12

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Wednesday 23rd June

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 No Huns, just puns

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “There’s a cheque in the post”
to me
smacks of broken promises
“There’s a Czech on the post”
brings to mind
Tomas Hubschman
hugging the woodwork
like a lonesome logger
covering his keeper
clearing his lines
denying the advancing Germans
stubbing out the Zeige retinue
and building a logjam
of expectant Czechs


Group D Results :

Holland 3 Latvia 0

Czech Republic 2 Germany 1

The Czech’s, having already won the group, fielded a virtual B team : much to Holland’s consternation, as they needed to better Germany’s result to qualify. In the end they needn’t have worried; the Czech reserves proving too strong for a Germany that is now a pale shadow of the mighty team they used to be

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-2004-diary-day-12/