Euro 2008: Day 9: Turkiye, Turkiye

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In Geneva two shrewd foxes came face to face
Showtime with Karol Buckner and Fatih Terim
Though not sprightly Fatih would win a chase
But Karol swore that he was the more slim

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 First time ever football sees a unique case unfold
If both teams drew there would be a penalty shootout
Unlikely as team formations were attacking and bold
Quarters beckoned the brave in this heavyweight bout

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Speculative Tuncay shot was all Turkey could muster
A dour Red half in the Stade De Geneve
The tall guy featured better, Czech goal adding lustre
But the terrace allegiants in red refused to grieve

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Furious Turk protests as Plasil extended the lead
Asik kept waiting to replace Gungor
Mount Erciyes to climb the world and his dog agreed
All except the devoted hardcore

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Al Sancak was unfurled with vigour and full might
“Hungry like a wolf” echoed Duran Duran
Emperor Fatih the conqueror was anything but polite
Goal pulled back by the deft touch of Turan

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The safest hands in soccer added the cherry to his season
Ball gift wrapped for the lurking Nihat
Unthinkable, would Petr Cech now be tried for treason?
For a fatal fumble in the midst of combat

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Outstanding peach by Nihat curled in like a gliding jet
Vulcan off for gifting Koller a bouquet
Tuncay’s earlier dive marked him for the nets
Crescent Stars bid the Locomotive ”gule, gule”

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Number7
© Emdad Rahman

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Gule Gule (bye bye)
Al Sancak (Red banner)


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-2008-day-9-turkiye-turkiye/