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Leeds Heavy 2 Goal Thrashing by the Trotters

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Leeds heavy 2 goal thrashing by the Trotters
Plumbed depths which honestly did not besot us
The cloggers from the wilds of southern Lancs
Were hardly in the same class as the Mancs

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Performance-wise the lads were on their uppers
And fans were in the concourse slurping cuppas
When those remaining woke up from their slumbers
They started leaving early in large numbers

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 With number two from Giannakopoulos
Leeds went that extra mile and clinched the loss
They got no bolt-on goodies from this match
And really need to hit a purple patch

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Our heroes frankly looked the side from hell
With tactics not Rolls Royce but pure BL
Their midfield maestros checked into the garage
Unable to withstand the constant barrage

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The Leeds jalopy’s off the road and hissing
And some important parts are sadly missing
To lose the Woodgates Ferdinands and Kewells
Comes fairly close to binning the crown jewels

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Although Leeds still have talent in attack
They’re obviously dead shaky at the back
And like the 4-1 thrashing from the Arsenal
A breaking side will show the gulf in class anarl

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Leeds don’t need telling chances want converting
And on the message boards the fans are hurting
I’m not accusing anyone of shirking
But somewhere down the line things just ain’t working

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 And though your Eddie Gray’s an ok bloke
In management he’s something of a joke
He needs to study for his coaching card
And Reidy did it so it can’t be hard

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 At least he’ll miss the sessions on the broadloom
With bosses feeding goldfish in the boardroom
Let’s hope that Gordon Strachan’s just the ticket
Before the fans attention turns to cricket

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 If he’s the man to find the long-lost paddle
The Board will want to keep him in the saddle
If he can turn things round ‘twould be a pity
But he’d receive the freedom of the City!

Notes

I’ve been chronicling the disasters of Leeds United
during 2003 on tott-reunited and waccoe [NUFC and LUFC
boards]. After the Heavy 4 Goal Thrashings in the
Autumn, I wrote this one about the Bolton Game “in
advance” leaving a blank space for the score. I did
it this way because I had some great ideas for killer
rhymes even before the game and had to get them down
on paper. The actual score was a disappointment, but
because the poem was written I just inserted “2” and
published on tott-reunited and waccoe regardless. I
hope you like it.

Leeds 0 : Bolton 2 on 22 November 2003

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/leeds-heavy-2-goal-thrashing-by-the-trotters/