Quality Punditry

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Lack of quality in the final third,
Is the one phrase I wish I’d never heard.
Trotted out by pundits lost for words,
The useful and useless so casually blurred.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Quality player, quality ball,
Peter please stop, we’ve heard them all.
When City don’t score, they hardly ever win,
Michael, cheers for stating the bleeding obvious thing.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Why if a player hits the ball too well, Jeff,
Does the ball find itself nestling behind row F?
Andy, is winning on a cold rainy night in Stoke,
Really the biggest challenge in football to invoke?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Lots to learn from any titanic football clash,
Shame many of the pundits haven’t the insight to match.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Roy, explain the mystery so everyone will know,
Why the most dangerous lead in football remains 3-1, or so.
Lumping the ball seems to have gone right out of fashion,
Is that why no one can put a corner beyond the first man, Alan?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 2 Goals win games, he’s got genuine pace,
Well-meaning cliches from all over the place.
If football is more important than life or death,
Then give us quality pundits is all we request.


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/quality-punditry/