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It Stinks!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 With Pompey on the brink
and just about to sink
I couldn’t help but think
that maybe football stinks.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 With a nudge and a wink
Rooney’s in the pink;
for Pompey barely a chink
of light as they sink
into football’s abyss.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 When Rooney blows a kiss
we can boo, we can hiss
or berate him for a miss,
but if you want the truth it’s this:
Rooney’s reeled us in.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Pompey’s hopes look thin;
liquidation? It’s a sin.
Fans must ignore Wayne’s grin,
cheer, clap, make a din;
unite to save their club.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Aye here’s the rub:
the gossip from the pub,
Wayne Rooney’s just a cub
whilst Pompey are the hub
of a proud community.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 We must save Portsmouth FC;
they’re a part of history;
for this I make this plea
to use future transfer fees
to save clubs in trouble.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 We must unite at the double,
scratching heads and manly stubble
to keep clubs from the rubble
so as not to burst their bubble.
Play up Pompey!

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Notes

Something deeply ironic about Pompey’s possible demise given the reports of Wayne’s new transfer deal. 250k a week anyone? More than enough to save most football clubs.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/it-stinks/