Fortress Riverside?

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Unbeaten at home
Since the first day of the season
Leed’s haphazard form
The derby match
Cup tie atmosphere
Biggest crowd of this season
Even though it is televised
Bookies favourites
After only the 12th minutes
Minds high on expectation
Desperate for a win
To kick start the season
Hopes and aspirations of promotion buried
Liked the ball at the back of our net,
As bitter thoughts of relegation dogfight
Ambushed us.


(Written after Boro’s 1-2 defeat against Leeds at home 16.10.2010)

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/fortress-riverside/