The Greatest Team On Earth (Jacko, Lennon, Gandhi )

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 another season dawns again
debate is everywhere
rumours transfers crazy fees
they’re tearing out their hair
at Liverpool and Tottenham
and even at Man U
the big names face some brand new rules
they don’t know what to do

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 meanwhile it’s different in Brazil
no matter who you are
you’re name can be your nickname
or your favourite music star
a saint or any legend
it matters not a jot
in Serie B Atletico*
have got the flipping lot

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 step forward Michael Jackson*
whose goals come with that walk
alongside Gandhi* at the front
he’s always talks the talk
and back again on football’s stage
John Lennon* plays there too
and Gladiator’s* at the back
so no-one can get through

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 another season dawns again
confusion all around
will we keep our greedy stars
will we lose our ground ?
another transfer window
where everyone’s a star
change your name it’s all the same
no matter who you are



Michael Jackson to play alongside John Lennon, Mahatma Gandhi (Reuters/The Guardian 13 Aug)

Michael Jackson will join forces with John Lennon and Mahatma Gandhi after signing for Brazilian Serie B club Atletico Goianiense, the club said in a statement.

The 25-year-old’s real name is Carlos Adriano Sousa Cruz but he is usually known by his nickname which he earned for his eccentric goal celebration where he imitates the late American pop star’s dance.

Also known as Adriano Michael Jackson, he will line up alongside defender John Lennon, who was baptised John Lennon Silva Santos, and Mahatma, full name Mahatma Gandhi Heber Pio, at the midtable side.

The squad also includes a player known as Rafael Gladiador (Gladiator).

Brazilian footballers can be known either by their Christian names, surnames, nicknames or a combination of all three, often leading to exotic results.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-greatest-team-on-earth-jacko-lennon-gandhi/