Euro 2012 VI : haiku

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Cech n Chalkias
Impersonate French keeper

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 ~ ~ # ~ ~

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Captain fantastic
Blaszczykowski shoots
Blaze of glory

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 ~ ~ # ~ ~

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 ‘Kuba’

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 ‘Kuba’ hides it well;
The moniker disguises
The scrabble players delight
(if only surnames were allowed!)

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 But his broad shoulders
Still not wide enough:
His name arches from armpit to armpit
With captain’s armband worn proud

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 His personal torment
Never reaches the pitch;
The 11 year old boy suppressing
The day he watched, wounded and cowed

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 But there’s no disguising
The delight and fervour
As his equaliser smashes into the net –
And the watching nations are wowed!



Euro 2012, day 5, Tuesday 12th June 2012.

Group A, round 2 matches

Czech Republic 2 – 1 Greece
Cech gifts Greece their goal. Chalkias could have done better with both Czech goals, before going off injured.

Poland 1 – 1 Russia

Mathematically, Greece can still qualify, but their chances are extremely slight. Fiscal parallel is very obvious!

Poland’s captain, Jacob ‘Kuba’ Blaszczykowski:
Equalises for Poland with a great goal.
Third stanza?
As an 11 year old, he watched his father stab his mother to death.

Re first haiku:
in all fairness, Dominique Dropsy never lived up to his name!

Going into the last round of matches at the weekend…

Group A permutations
• Russia need at least a point from their final game against Greece to qualify as of right
• Russia will still qualify if they lose if the Czech Republic draw with Poland
• If Russia lose and either Poland or Czech Republic win then Russia are out
• Czech Rep need to defeat Poland to qualify by right
• Czechs can also qualify if they draw against Poland and Russia win or draw
• Poland need to defeat Czech Rep to qualify
• Greece will qualify if they defeat Russia

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-2012-vi-haiku/