John Gill’s Resignation

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The manager’s game
Means accepting the blame,
Even if it has not been his fault.
This age-old tradition
Avoids much attrition
When his tenure is brought to a halt.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 To bare his proud breast
To the dagger is best,
With a sorrowful look in his eyes,
But he still hears the sniggers
Of the cowardly figures
Who hastened his sudden demise.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But the sour pill is swallowed,
Procedures are followed,
And he exits in dignified fashion.
And he feels such a fool
To abide by this rule,
But tradition says smother his passion.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Heroic John Gill
Would be manager still
If some players had shown more maturity,
And its sad that the strife
Of a manager’s life
Is allied to such great insecurity.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 But he’s fallen upon a
Sharp dagger with honour,
Accepting his undeserved guilt.
But will they lose sleep,
Those whose actions cut deep,
Causing innocent blood to be spilt?


Dublin City’s manager resigns after Cup defeat to Monaghan.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/john-gills-resignation/