The Season Of Dreams (2001)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The season sets off with a loss to The Arse
Lauren and Henry grab the points from the park
And then Mikey thumps 3 past the Villa
Didi does City and our season can start
Flew off to Bucharest and the UEFA Cup
In the 29th minute Nicky Barmby struck
They had no answers so its 0-1 to us
But the day trip to Chelsea gives us the blues

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Heskey graps a hat trick and its 4 past the Rams
Big Em looking good his boots are in fire
Liberec are packed off home Big Em he’s the man
And its 3 past the toffees Barmby, Berger, and Heskey again
In the league cup the reds put Chelsea to the sword
A Zola goal is priceless but two he can’t score
Viduka strikes gold and he scores all four at Leeds
Liberec get themselves 2 but the Redmen score 3

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Mac, Gerrard and Em put 4 past Coventry
At the Olympic stadium its square at 2-2
The magpies soar with Dyer and Soleno we fail to convert
But we whack Stoke with 8 what a lesson they learned
3 past the Charlton and Heskey can’t fail
And at Anfield past Olympiakos we sail
The tractor boys score 1 we’ve forgotten our boots
But then against Fulham the redmen remember to shoot

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Murphy puts one past the mancs they have no reply
Then its 4 past the arse they’ve no place to hide
At the riverside just 1 but not for the reds
Then Gerrard and Babbel pack the saints off early to bed
FA Cup 3rd round and Heskey and Hamman put paid
To the dream of the Rotherham its just not their day
Worthy Cup semi final Crystal Palace first leg
Rubins and Morrison hang our hopes on a peg

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Murphy and Gerrard give the Villa a lesson
But there’s nothing between us its 0-0 against ‘Boro
Palace come up to Anfield thier hopes still alive
But by the end of the match the reds have scored 5
4th round FA Cup and reds put 2 past the Leeds
Barmby and Heskey combine its telepathy
A draw against City and our hopes they subside
But it’s 3 past the hammers we’ve God on our side

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 At the stadium of light Jari rescues a point
But against AS Roma Mikey 2 them none
5th round against City they cannot shut the door
They grab themselves 2 but we have grabbed 4
Go down 0-1 against Roma but the reds still go through
Kopites keep an eye on the draw to see who joins us too
There’s a final down in Cardiff where Birminghman City wait
But the football gods have already decided their fate

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The Worthy Cup final our new Cardiff home
The Blues they played well and put up a brave show
5-4 on penalties and the redmen are kings
Ged’s first piece of silver, ours for many a year
We slip up against Leicester they stuck 2 in our net
0-0 against Porto but the UEFA is not over yet
FA CUp 6th round and its off to Prenton Park
The Rovers do well but stop us, they can’t

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Owen and Murphy pounce on Porto, we’re through
A draw against Derby but we’re not feeling blue
Stevie and Robbie put 3 past the mancs
Done them 6 points, they slink off down the east lancs
The Nou camp we hold them the Barca can’t score
They’ve Rivaldo, Kluivert, and Frank De Boer
FA Cup semi final brave Wycombe come close
But Robbie and Em have their shooting boots well stoked

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 And then another draw the tractor boys hold us 1-1
Fall again at Leeds its all 3 points to them
But at Goodison they’re sobbin’ for reds they score 3
The blue noses dream of a win but it wasn’t to be
Gary Mac he’s the hero against the Catalonian Pride
Heskey and Robbie join in to brush the Spurs aside
Big Sami grabs himself a goal and Coventry sink to the floor
And then against Bradford we follow this up 2 more

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Another hat trick for Owen the Geordie boys 0
In the game against Chelsea Mikey and JFH thrill
The Gooners at Cardiff have the final all wrapped up
But Mikey scores 2 and they change the ribbons on the FA Cup
The Treble is on but Gerry steadies the ship
There’s hope in his heart but no champagne yet on his lips
It’s off to Deutschland and destiny is robing in red
The Kop sings side by side with Thommo and Ged

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 The stars above Dortmund drop down with their light
For they know that history is about to be made this night
In the whisper of dreaming and the breath of a prayer
5-4 to the redmen Alaves brave but the UEFA is ours, not theirs
Babbel and Stevie, Gary Mac and God
And then the own goal by Geli gives us what we want
So we drink to Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan
As they smile down on Dortmund and Houllier’s Redmen

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 A wonderful cup treble and history is made
All because in ’69 we put 10 past Dundalk in a fairs cup game
A young Frenchman stood on the kop and he knew that day
He would return to Anfield, Gerard Houllier his name
Scarves flags and banners all proudly displayed
For the lads who brought us glory The Liverpool Way
And when I get to heaven reach the top of the stair
My father will welcome me then whisper: “I know, I was there…”

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 (c) tobyjones 2nd january 2004

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-season-of-dreams-2001/