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Stumble?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Bolton & Arsenal 18/9/04

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 An overcast North London
Greets the Northern Warriors
As they attempt to unseat
The might Gunners.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The ball flows red,
The ball flows blue
Both sides
Chasing each ball.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 You feel for Arsenal though.
They know they’re playing
Against the fans of nineteen clubs,
All eager for the Giant to stumble.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Sam sits in the stand,
Gently contemplating the game.
He too
Knows of that support.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Some of Arsenal’s magic begins to appear,
But seems to lack flow and finish.
Spoke too soon!
Thierry Henri’s va-va-voom strikes again

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Changes made, the fight back begins,
Nolan’s shot clearly deflected.
A good job there was no microphone
Near to Sam.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 With goal and counter goal
Jaidi, Pires and Pedersen changing the picture
The match a well earned draw.
But with a game like this, Football wins.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 ©Alan McKean
September 2004

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