The Barnsley Phenomenon FA Cup 5th round

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Tyke militia enjoyed the treats at Everton’s training ground
The man of Steele thwarted the Reds with a catalogue of stops to confound

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Natures balance was upset as the Bluebirds pounced on the Wolves
Such celebration at Ninian, a king it would behoove

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Handsome Dowie clapped as extended was the Ricoh slump
87 winners left teetering from a brutal Mowbray thump

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 League two Rovers took the horns as they expressed no deference to the saints
Slick passing was stifled as Rovers dominated, surely they couldn’t have much complaint

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Rooney’s bad finishing ensured the man of the match award
No mention of Fletch or Carrick but there was no chance of being bored

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Gallas versus Nani was the most uneven match
On the pitch the seal tricks confirmed the Gunners were well out of scratch

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 With Scudamore and the suits reviewing foreign aid
The Boro were blunted by the steel city blades

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 An as the weekend faded Arry’s luck struck again
At the final death knell the lilywhites were slain.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 © Emdad Rahman



This is why this is the greatest cup comp in the world – This just proves the overall strength of the British leagues.

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