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Newcastle in the UEFA Cup

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Newcastle United are a team on the up,
We’re going for the UEFA Cup!
With Alan, Craig and even Robert,
We’ll give every defence a scare!
Dyer and the lads make our midfield magic,
It doesn’t matter that our defence is tragic.
With Super Shay between the posts,
We’ve got the keeper people envy the most.
5-0 against NAC Breda,
Craig scored twice, and we were in the lead-a!
Against Valerenga, Alan was dropped,
We drew 1-all and everyone was shocked.
But Bobby never loses his mind for long,
And in the home leg, we were back on song.
2-1 to us, Ameobi the star,
We were in the last 16, we’d really come far.
I nearly screamed when they called out the draw –
“Newcastle will play Real Mallorca”, is what I saw.
“Aren’t they the team that beat Real Madrid 5-1?
Oh no!”, I thought – “Our time is done!”
Thursday – a terrible day for the Spanish nation,
Bombs went off at four train stations.
The FA decided that the matches would go ahead,
So we held a minute’s silence in respect to the dead.
The match kicked off, and Mallorca scored the first,
At that point I feared the worst.
But lo and behold, Craig was the hero as ever,
When will he stop scoring? Hopefully never!
The equaliser marked a great turnaround,
Our old style of play we had finally found.
Alan scored next – hope you were watching, Sir Bob –
He proved once again he’s still up to the job.
Robert added another, to make it 3-1.
We really were scoring goals for fun!
The last one was scored by Titus Bramble,
His the result of a goalmouth scramble.
So now off we go to Sunny Spain,
For the first time since ’69, we’ll taste glory again!

Notes

This is probably the end of our UEFA Cup campaign, cos we’ll play either Liverpool or Marseille, I think, if we go through. But it was nice while it lasted, and we’re getting closer and closer to a trophy! It’d mean so much to win something after almost 40 years. I can but dream…

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