We Didn’t Start The Poznan

To round off the season, how about a review of the season set to the tune of Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start The Fire? Yes, really. There’s a link below if you want to sing along. Enjoy.

 Tottenham riots, Rooney’s hair, Barton tweeting without care,

Swansea City, Norwich City, joined by QPR,

 

Mick McCarthy, Martin Jol, Super Sunday, Cisse goal

Man City, Mancini, Geordies’ Demba Ba,

 

Poppygate, RVP, APOEL, “Why Always Me?”

Mind games, Kompany, Robbie Savage on Strictly,

 

Hillsborough’s 96, documents to be released

Capello quits, the tabloids hit, England in a quandary

 

CHORUS:

We didn’t start the Poznan,

It was always going,

Since their backs were turning.

We didn’t start the Poznan,

You know I’d like to ban it,

But I kinda like it.

 

Brendan Rodgers’ passing game, all the chants now sound the same

Sloop John B, Stoke in Europe, Chris Foy is a c**k,

 

8-2 United win, Arsenal in big tailspin,

4-4 United draw, Harry’s in the dock,

 

Joe Hart, Mike Dean, Chelsea are an aging team,

Tony Pulis, baseball cap, Cup kickoff is pushed back

 

Geoff Shreeves’ lack of tact, Muamba’s heart attack

Ledley’s knees, Torres miss, racism from Suarez,

 

CHORUS:

We didn’t start the Poznan,

It was always going,

Since their backs were turning.

We didn’t start the Poznan,

You know I’d like to ban it,

But I kinda like it.

 

Lionel Messi, hashtag COYS, ten years up for David Moyes

Roy Keane’s staring eyes, pundit who makes grown men cry,

 

Steve Bruce sacked, Saints back up, Scousers win the Carling Cup,

Mind The Gap and Drogba dives, Tevez has about nine lives,

 

Evra handshake, big snub, Glasgow’s now got one club,

Orange boots, Sky Sports, Ireland in the Euros,

 

6-1, biggest score, City knocking at the door,

Di Matteo, Blatter, Wolves are being battered,

 

CHORUS:

We didn’t start the Poznan,

It was always going,

Since their backs were turning.

We didn’t start the Poznan,

You know I’d like to ban it,

But I kinda like it.

 

Deadline Day, Michel Vorm, Neville has an orgasm,

Bolton, Hodgson, Chicken’s pitch invasion

 

Interview by Gallagher, victory for Zambia,

Gooners, laurel crest, Wigan go and beat the best,

 

Ferdinand and JT

Captured on the tv

AVB,

On his knees,

He and Roman disagree,

 

CHORUS:

We didn’t start the Poznan,

It was always going,

Since their backs were turning.

We didn’t start the Poznan,

You know I’d like to ban it,

But I kinda like it.

 

Pep resigns, Leighton Baines, Paul Scholes is back again,

O’Neill, Grant Holt, Kenny rants, Ghost Goal,

 

Henry’s beard, stoppage time, Winstone’s ‘in-play’ half-time.

Aston Villa really bland, Mario gets lengthy ban,

 

David Beckham, Team GB, Gary Speed, please rest in peace,

Portsmouth debts, bulging nets, Steve Kean’s made a mess,

 

Harry’s ‘England’ is no more, Aguero’s about to score

Chelsea’s win makes Tottenham sore, I can’t write this anymore,

 

CHORUS:

We didn’t start the Poznan,

It was always going,

Since their backs were turning.

We didn’t start the Poznan,

You know I’d like to ban it,

But I kinda like it.

 

But when the money’s gone,

It’ll still go on and on and on…

 

Another season done and dusted. Fun, wasn’t it? (Until last night, anyway).

A huge thanks to anyone who’s ever read, commented (even Scots) and re-tweeted the results of my weekly splurges. Thanks to all those who have contributed a Wednesday Dispatch or a Sofalife picture and more importantly thanks to Nina for her patience, collaboration and continuing support.

Dispatches From A Football Sofa is taking a much-deserved rest but will magically metamorphose into Dispatches From A European Championship Sofa in a few weeks. Hope to see you then.

Cheers, Greg

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6 Responses to We Didn’t Start The Poznan

  1. twig May 20, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Good stuff! Enjoyed the Winston “in play” line haha.
    Unlucky with last nights result – crazy season – here’s to next one already!

  2. Simon (@SimonJ68) May 20, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Perfect
    x

    • Frank (@sw19fh) May 20, 2012 at 11:40 am #

      Exquisite, thank you!

  3. Chris May 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    Hah…clever one that. Enjoyed it as I have all your posts this season…have a good rest (how long to the Euros?). As always retweet on the way…
    My thoughts on end of season have just gone up too… ;)
    http://www.mrtinkles.net/2012/05/wine-women-and-filthy-luka-to-bale.html

  4. joel p May 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    that is how to end a blog season!

    congrats on another year greg, getting better and better and bigger and bigger!

    next stop talk sport with stan?!

    i particularly liked the suez/suarez line.

  5. chalkey May 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    How do you do it. Very very good.

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