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FOREVER A EUROPEAN ADVENTURE

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 FROM UKRAINE TO GERMANY WE HAVE LED THE WAY
SINGING EUROPA SONG EVERY DAY,
FROM MACKIE’S GOAL TO THE DRESSING ROOM SONG
JIMMY AND THE BOYS CAN DO NO WRONG.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 FIRST UP DNEPRO, SO GOOD NAMED TWICE
THE DRAW WAS MADE, FROM A CITY NOT NICE,
DNEPROPETROVSK WE DREW, THAT BIG NAMED TEAM
WHO ONCE BEAT THE HIBS OF EMERALD GREEN.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 KRAVCHENKO, PROTASOV, UKRAINIANS IN BLUE
“KIEV DYNAMO ARE MORE FAMOUS THAN YOU!”
SECOND IN THE LEAGUE, JUST BEHIND DONETESK
JIMMY SAT WINCING BEHIND HIS DESK.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 WHEN THE GAME CAME; A MILD SEPTEMBER NIGHT
THE TACTICS AND PASSION WERE JUST RIGHT,
WE PRESSURED AND PUSHED FOR THAT GOAL
EVERY PLAYER PLAYING HIS OWN PROUD ROLE.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 AT THE END OF THE LEG, OUR FANS CLAPPED HARD
“SURELY WE HAVE NOT BLOWN OUR EURO CARD?”
THE CRUCIAL GAME ARRIVED, HOPES STILL HIGH
FOR THE CAUSE TONIGHT THE FANS WOULD DIE.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 FANS IN HOPE WENT TO THE UKRAINE
ALL WITH HOPE OF WINNING THIS GAME,
PASSION AND COLOUR WITHIN THE METEOR
AND A POCKET OF REDS AT ITS CORE.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 THE FLAG AND FLARES, IN ABUNDANCE
HOPING WE TAKE THAT ONE CRUCIAL CHANCE,
COME ON BOYS, THIS ONE FOR US!
SUCH TRAVELS WE CAN THEN DISCUSS…

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 FOSTER TO MACKIE, OF HEWITT REMINISCE,
OUR MAN FROM INVERURIE COULD NOT MISS,
FANS ALL BOUNCED, “TEN MEN WENT TO MOW”
FROM THIS DAY ON OUR TEAM SHALL GROW!

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 GROUP STAGES AT LAST CAME THE CRY
A UEFA ADVENTURE AT LAST WE FLY,
BOOKINGS AND TICKETS, STADIUMS AND BEER
WHETHER BAYERN OR MADRID WE HAVE NO FEAR.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 NO WORRIES ABOUT BEING EVEN LAST SEED,
FROM NOW A NEW FAN BASE WILL SO BREED,
YOUNG AND OLD..A NEW FOUND DONS VISION
WHERE TO GO OUR ONLY DECISION…

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 TO ATHENS OR MADRID, WHERE DO WE GO?
PANA AND ATLETICO ARE OUR NEW FOE
FOR NOW NO HEARTS, OR FAMILIAR FACES
TO THE CALDERON AND GREECE ALL NEW PLACES!

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 FOUR HUNDRED WENT TO THE ACROPOLIS
TWO STARS ON THE SHIRT FOREVER SHALL KISS,
HOMAGE TO THOSE YEARS, WHEN EUROPE WE RULE
MY, OUR BOYS ARE CERTAINLY NO FOOL.

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 MADE IT ONCE AGAIN TO THE EUROPEAN STAGE,
ESCAPING FOR NOW THE SPL DOUR CAGE,
EXPRESSING OUR TALENTS, FLAGS AND SONGS
AND RIGHTING THE YEARS OF UEFA WRONGS.

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 DEFEAT FROM THE GREEKS HURT A FEW,
BUT ALL IN ALL WE ALL REALLY NEW,
WITH THREE GAMES TO GO, CHANCES STILL ALIVE
TO REACH THIS GOAL WE SHALL STRIVE.

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 THE MOSCOVITES CAME TO OUR HOME LIKE A TRAIN,
A/DEEN LOCOMOTION WAS ONCE OUR NAME,
ODEMWINGE, SYCHEV ALL FULL OF CLASS
ON COLD AND SNOWY PITTODRIE GRASS.

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 BIG ZANDER SO CUT, FROM STONE CRYSTAL CLEAR
HEADED THE BALL HOME AT THE REAR,
RAN TO THE FANS, HANDS HELD HIGH
TO MADRID WITH HOPE WE CAN STILL FLY.

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 THE DRAW SO DESERVED, OUR RED TEAM
KEPT ALIVE OUR DONS EUROPEAN DREAM,
A POINT SO PRECIOUS, SO DEAR TO ALL,
AGAINST MADRID WE STAND OR FALL.

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 ONCE OF TORRES, OF LIVERPOOL FAME
A PERFORMACE SO PROUD, WITH NO SHAME,
SCARVES TWIRLING, FLAGS ALL AROUND
THE DANDIES EVERYWHERE DID ABOUND.

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 WE LOST THATS TRUE, FORLAN AND SIMAO
AND BEFORE THE GAME THERE WAS A ROW,
ATTACKED BY THE FRENTE, ATLETICO CREW
STICKS AND BOTTLES THERE WERE A FEW.

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 HYSTERIA THE CRY IN THE EVENING EXPRESS,
THE TRUTH ONCE AGAIN THEY DO DIGRESS,
WE ALL LIVE ON, NO LIFE WAS LOST
BRUISED EGOS, SORE HEADS THE ONLY COST.

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 A COMBINATION OF RESULT, STILL A CHANCE
TO VISIT GERMANY OR EVEN FRANCE,
RESULTS WENT OUR WAY ONE DECEMBER NIGHT
AGAINST KOBENHAVEN WE’LL GET IT RIGHT.

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 FIRST JAMIE, THEN MILLER AND EVEN FOSTER,
IN FACT EVERYONE ON THE SQUAD ROSTER,
THE SQUAD TO A MAN, GAVE EVERYTHING
THE KNOCKOUT ROUND TO THE FANS WE BRING.

23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 NOW ITS MUNICH, BAYERN WE AWAIT
RIBERY AND TONI HAVE OUR FATE,
GHOSTS OF ’83, MEMORIES CRYSTAL CLEAR
FERGIES BOYS FOREVER SO NEAR.

24 Leave a comment on verse 24 0 WILL IT BE MACKIE, MILLER OR BARRY
OR JAMIE LANGFIELD OUR FATE WILL MARRY?
BRING IT ON SAY THE REDS… ONE AND ALL,
AS WE REJOICE TO THE DONS EUROPEAN BALL.

25 Leave a comment on verse 25 0 VOICES IN FOOTBALL 2008.

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Notes

THIS POEM IS A HOMAGE TO THE ABERDEEN UEFA CUP CAMPAIGN OF 2007-2008.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/forever-a-european-adventure/