1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I speak not as a fan of a quote, fashionable club
But as a long-suffering fan of a debateable game?
Suffice to say I’m not sat quaffing pints in a pub
Or, as far as I’m aware, teetering on going insane?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Yes, I’m as sane as the man in the next seat on this
Question of astronomical figures ruining our name
One Hundred Mill for Villain Jack Grealish?
Hundred point five for (I’m unable to train) Harry Kane?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Who conjures up the Citizens cash flow, that Pinocchio lad?
Cooks their well-documented, Mickey Mouse set a books
I’m expecting to see Messi, Neymar or Mbappe, at The Etihad
Rumour has it, they already have dressing room hooks?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 EBH hopes (quotes) the figures being booted about
Are, pie in the sky sums? Trust me on this son they’re not
Midst a pandemic recession, punters incomes in doubt
Where are we finding the readies to fund this little lot?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Lúkaku mentions unfinished business here in West London
Our man thinks him worth a punt to get a deal done in time
Creating a sense o’ deja-vu, as I recall a previous conundrum
Namely one Andriy Shevchenko, evidently well past his prime.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Does Ligue Une generate massive incomes per game?
Or are PSG intent on taking at any cost centre stage?
In a week where Barca and Real Madrid out in Spain
Are actually offloading in order to cut their staff wage?

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Leonardo states, a number of their players are leaving
Yeah right, why would anyone bid au revior PSG?
Shed-load a franc’s in the bank, team under achieving
Looks like a nice little earner if you can get it, to me?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 I know what you’re thinking dear reader…
Why is a bleating Chelsea fan shedding a tear?
Too right I am, and our impotent FA, EUFA and FIFA
Might be advised to open their eyes to what’s going on here
Oh, and while they’re at it? Get off their rears as the season draws near!



Our club is as guilty as any in the financial insanity o’ the moment. So I should probably shut the fluff up? But I feel we (the punters) need to know how and where these huge amount of dough are coming from that fund our game, (in a World wide recession) that have nisht to do with a buoyant balance sheet. Real Madrid trying to off-load players, while at the same time gifting David Alaba (and his dad) obscene amounts of money, stinks. Cynical Chelsea wags used sing a song, (in Abramovich’s early days) “Where it all comes from is a mystery, is it from the drugs, or the oil in the sea?”. Along the lines of, The Only Fools and Horses Theme Tune. I could go on and on, but I won’t. Rant over.


Stay sage. Bode well.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/rant/