Friday, June 25, 2004

Penalty Pain

The morning after the game before and I'm not sure whether we were robbed by the referee, outplayed by a better side or just impaled on penalties (again). There's truth to all three. Roger McGough has this poem on the BBC website, which goes some way to expressing the angst of being an England supporter:

Ode to Sir Wayne of Rooney...

Paint the goalposts black
Lower the corner flag
Fly them at halfmast
Our lads defeated, but not outclassed

Rooney in pain
No Wayne, no game
Supporters openly break down and weep

Football heroes long dead
Stir in their sleep
Wipe the cross of St. George off the face of the moon

Blow the final whistle
Play the last post
Then raise your glass
And drink a toast to England

1 comment:

RhysMorgan said...

yes but


to win

I know that wales didn't qualify but