Once Bitten, Twice Shy

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 So Mario Zagalo goes back to North East
Minus the perm, he’s gone grey
If they can score five, we’ll go and score six
It’s the Brazilian way Keegans teams play.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Shed loads of water has passed down the Tyne
Since the prodigal son steered the ship
Managers today aren’t given much precious time
To orchestrate change on the pitch.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “The choice of the people” Mike Ashley has said
Stood out in the street, a Toon fan
Yeah right ,seven or eight have been interviewed
With more cred than Kev
Since the P45 bolt, struck Big Stan.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “A quick fix?” It said on the wireless
“Toon Army at last get their man”
Once bitten, twice shy shines brightly through this
As the roundabout starts up again.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Keegan is normal like the rest of the race
Today he’s lauded and paraded, a God
When Saturday comes and it all goes pear shaped
With his severance cheque he’ll be off.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Talk raises morale amongst diehards
Like those shirtless loyal Gallowgate men
When the time comes and Keegan walks out with his cards
There’ll be tears on the Tyne….once again!

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Terrific supporters deserve what is best
In manager, players and ground
Maybe, Kevin Keegan is being tried out and tested
Till a top notch name gaffers talked round?


Kev mate, do you really need all this agg at your time of life?

You must have made a nice few quid, over the years, take time out and enjoy it.

It’s never the same the second time around, that old spark just won’t be there anymore

I hope I’m wrong!



Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/once-bitten-twice-shy/