Lets Laugh At Spurs: An Old Arsenal Poem
I’ve been clearing out the garage this weekend and buried deep in an old box was loads of old Arsenal programmes, official magazines and a shed load of memorabilia and newspaper clippings that I had pretty much forgotten about.
Some of it may feature on NLIR in the future but today I want to share a newspaper clipping that had me in stitches all over again. I’d love to credit the original publishers but as I only cut out the poem and have never had much loyalty when it came to the tabloids I cannot.
Here is the original poem:
The problem with Tottenham is nobody bothered
Until one Sunday in April when, horror of horrors.
The Arsenal turned up with the title in sight
It was too late to weep – it was too late to fight.
And then Tottenham men realised what fools they had been
To accept second-best as a club, as a team.
Is there light in the tunnel? It’s too early to tell
Because Spurs need good players and a good boss as well.
They search throughout Europe, they look far and wide
To find someone to manage this terrible side.
They’ve been over to Italy and seen Trappattoni
(Though many insisted their interest was phoney).
Giovanni, he listened and, eyes filled with glee,
Said: “Manage in London? Next season? Who, me?
I’d be highly delighted, It’s right up my street;
Three million up front, ninety grand a week.
When can I get started? I’m ever so keen
I’ve always admired your Arsenal team.”
The Spurs men, their faces were creased up with pain:
“We’ve not come from Highbury, we’re from White Hart Lane.”
The Italian smiled, shook them all by hand
And said: “Gentlemen, sorry, I’ve other things planned.”
The moral of this story: He’s a wise man, old Trap.
Better stick with ARsenal because Tottenham are crap.
They may be a little closer to us now but come next season I think we’ll be looking at the gaps of old again.
As the King would say “We put them out and we went in…. AGAIN”
So let’s all laugh at Tottenham and remember:
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