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The Pessimistic Predictor

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I know with predictions you can eat what you say
ENGLAND EXPECTS
Things to go – England’s way

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 1 But here’s what I think
coach Southgate will preach
When they lose in the quarters
then head to the beach.
“The players they were tired they’d all had a long season
I’m not making excuses but it seems a good reason.
The lads were magnificent they gave all that they had.
To go out on those spots kicks was so very sad.
We practiced pen-os in training
We marked all our cards
But you won’t beat the Germans
when the balls at twelve yards.
We all feel for young Declan
He’s got the support of the group
But he’ll now get a commercial
Advertising Rice and bean soup.
We’ll regroup and move on
it will make us much stronger
England will lift up a trophy
Sooner rather than longer
We’ll Make England Great
I know it sounds Presidential
But it will be next year in Qatar
When we’ll reach our potential.”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Then a pressman storms in
And shouts from the back
Do you know Gareth
You’ve just got the sack?

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Notes

Hope I’m wrong, but I’ve been through too many tournaments when the team have headed off to the cheers of the nation, whose expectations have been built up by a press who portray good players as world class because they got a hat trick against Southend in the League Cup.

Editor Note:

Loving the coach’s ‘why we went out of the tournament’ clichés John. We can but dream though.

 

 

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-pessimistic-predictor/