Unbowed though Outclassed

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Outclassed

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Opened up at will
A matter of time.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Given full stretch
Dunne off the line
Andrews last ditch

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 White shirt
Blood Red
Yellow Card
Job Dunne

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Three added minutes
“Blow it up Ref.”
My nerves shot
Whistle goes.
Heart pounding.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 On my knees
Deep breaths then
Comedy texts
“Russia were awful”
“How did we not score?”
“Is that the same Arshavin that plays for Arsenal?”


The most fraught and tense 90 minutes of my life, we were battered by a vastly superior Russian side.
They opened us up at will and it seemed we’d be beaten by 5 or 6.

But through a mixture of bad finishing, luck, determination, blood and guts, we kept them out.
No one greater than Richard Dunne.
Doesn’t every football fan yearn for a centre half that will put their body on the line, bleed for the cause, a true Irish legend.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/unbowed-though-outclassed/