Jinni of the Ball

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Boro attentively walked into
The Lions den,
Manager, players and fans
All feared a mauling,
From the rampart Millwall,
Pushing for a place in the play offs.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The first half, in their fortress den
Boro were battered
In a one-side nightmare,
Were lucky to retreat
To the safety of dressing room,
With only one goal down.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Boro roared out for the second half
Bolstered by new signing, Merouane Zemmama
Already known by names
“The Moroccan Juninho”
“The Maradona of the Maghreb”
“The Lion of the Atlas”
“Jinni of the Ball”
“The man from The Tale of Arabian Nights’
The one with superb ball control
And pin point passing.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Boro struck back
To tame the lion
In his den and
The rain of bottles,
In the cauldron of hate,
Could deny Boro
They scored three goals and bag.
All three points.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Boro fans already have
1001 tales about Jinni of the ball
And with baited breath wait
For many more against QPR.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/jinni-of-the-ball/