Euro 2016 q8: Georgia off our minds

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Martin O’Neill summed it up well:
“First half awful
Second half better”
When they carried out his instructions
Right to the letter

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “We were very tense
Might even say nervous”
But fair play to the management team
Who re-energised the players that serve us

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 And then the goal
The one that counted
Broke the opposition
The roadblock surmounted

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Yes one for the archives
A ne’re before seen virtue
When a determined young Jeff
Said “I’m gonna hurt you”

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 And so ‘Shimmy Hendricks’
A new literary gem
And ultimately the difference
Between us and them!



us & them?

Ireland 1-0 Georgia

And Georgia had done us a big favour by beating Scotland 3 days beforehand.

Euro qualifier that Ireland had to win to stay in the hunt for qualification.

Sept 7th 2015.
Same night, Germany nick a 3-2 win Hampden and Poland trounce Gibraltar 8-1

And yes, for the pedants: it is Jeff Hendrick

But his incredible dribble when cutting in from the left wing to set up the goal, was absolutely magical !

And so was whoever it was that coined the term, great stuff. Wish i could lay claim!

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-2016-q8-georgia-off-our-minds/