The Lurpak Stand Rose Proudly in the Rain

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Lurpak Stand rose proudly in the rain
As I passed through to Tyneside on the train
Leeds coming game with Fulham sprang to mind
Accompanied by thoughts that weren’t too kind

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The Virgin Voyager pulled into Leeds station
While I began to ponder Leeds equation
They’ve got a problem now to find the right squad
With creditors insisting on a tight wad

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Leeds didn’t do too well at Loftus Road
The final 2-0 scoreline clearly showed
They had their chances in a scrappy first half
But Fulham came out strong to have the last laugh

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Leeds line-up looks a little bit restricted
Surviving on a budget so constricted
The final squeeze applied by Boa Morte
Ensured the closing stages weren’t too sporty

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The Cottagers performance wasn’t craven
And in the stands the fans were wildly wavin’
Wolves shipped a 4 goal thrashing home to Villa
For Leeds to miss that chance was quite a killer

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 So no change then or tales of derring-do
With Wolves on 24, Leeds 22
I really don’t know where they go from here
It’s vertically downwards now I fear


I was going to Newcastle on the Thursday and the sight of Elland Road from the train set all this off. You can clearly read the words “LURPAK STAND” which to my mind creates quite a strange impression as you go past – a bit surreal.

Fulham 2 : Leeds 0 on Saturday 13 March 2004

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