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I’ve got the Managerial Blues

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Merriman’s management skills
likened to those of
Town’s Maurice Malpas:
seven successive defeats in
local Sunday League
tells its own story.
Crushing losses in league and cup;
the latest a 7-1 mauling;
forty one goals conceded
by porous defence;
a measly eight scored
and best player tapped
up by local rivals.
They call me ‘Juande’,
Juande I might win.
But you’ve seen what
happened to him;
already the knives are
being sharpened – it
could get bloody.
Yet Town have enjoyed
back to back wins;
maybe Maurice is working
his magic at last.
There is hope, then,
there is hope.

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Notes

My record as a manager this year is nothing short of disastrous. Even my staff football team has suffered 2 defeats. Next week we play the other team in the local Sunday League with no points from 5 games. I’ll keep you posted.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/ive-got-the-managerial-blues/