Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Fairy Tale Football. For the MK Dons, their staff and fans

For the MK Dons in celebration of their 4 - 0 win against Manchester Utd.



Fairy Tale Football


This is why we love football;

For ninety minutes fans can dream and

sometimes, just sometimes the stars align.

A club by some much maligned

turns hero for the night, does everything right

plays with pluck, rides their luck

and in a pressure cooker environment

watch football royalty unravel before their eyes.

As surprise!


For one night Cinderella went to the ball.

The United defence became ugly sisters

as the duckling Dons turned swans;

became the little pea that will give

these princesses many sleepless nights.


This is why we love football;

When the worst results

make the best stories,

Past glories: forgotten.

Star names trade blame and shame

as Karl’s Giant Killers

deliver a thriller

we hadn’t dared to imagine


The shock, not in the beating of them

but how big a beating they took.

So, in the best tradition of Norwegian Commentator hyperbole,

we take this one opportunity to say:


“We are the best in the world! It is completely unbelievable! We have beaten Manchester Utd, birthplace of giants. Steve Coogan, Terry Christian, Sir Alex Ferguson, The Happy Mondays, Max Beesley, Rachel Riley, Olly Murs . Can you hear me? Your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!”


So this fairy tale chapter closes

on a game of triumph and regrets;

A night the Dons will always remember,

one that United will hope to forget.