Euro 2008- Day 15: Netherlands 1-3 Russia

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Dutch vigour had turned the colosseum into their very own den
Guus was out to prove that the hype was cheap talk
For this he released Arshavin the Mandrake Magician
A hero straight from the comic strip of Lee Falk

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Once again Holland had seduced the global football clan
With the Russians they played with cautious abandon
Once again that man Hiddink was the brain behind the plan
Mapping victory plans with the others long gone

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Scintillating display hurled at doubters much scorn
Miyaso and Koni scoffed cheburek and slemechki
With Arshavin’s precision the woeful Dutch to shreds were torn
Van Basten’s gameplan all but gone out to sea

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Victory in the bag the Oranje were outsung by the Tyolka
Heralding the arrival of the new Zavarov
With Arsha it’s the rise of a shiny new star
Tenderly gift wrapped from Russia with much love

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 © Emdad Rahman



Tyolka – eccentric female fans
Slemechki – popcorn
Myaso and Koni – biggest fan group
Cheburek – Tartar fast food delicacy

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-2008-day-15-netherlands-1-3-russia/