Euro 2008 I : Pitching up short

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Steve McLaren talks of
Surfaces, bounces, stats and Prozone
He says he’s not laying a foundation of excuses …
But that’s enough bull to break through th’ ozone

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Whereas Joe Cole says :
“For me, the ball is going to be round and it’s leather, so there’s no excuses really.”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Now that’s a real footballer talking –
Excited at the challenge that lies ahead …
Positive and yet not baulking
Wanting only for qualification to be put to bed



Wednesday’s forthcoming Euro 2008 qualifier :

Russia v England, to be played at the Luzhniki stadium …. on an artifical surface.

Unfortunately, the title was more precipient than I hoped :

England lost 2-1 and the Russians can now qualify by winning both their remaining matches. England can only wait and hope that they slip up – and also we have to beat table topping Croatia.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-2008-i-pitching-up-short/