Strange how the muse takes you sometimes. Watched the game last night and haven't stopped smiling since, but woke up this morning with this in my head so I thought I'd share it.
Who knows, perhaps a new career beckons as the official Everton poet... or perhaps not.
Tonight in bars
they'll talk for hours
On the blue side of the Mersey
Of the Argentine
Who led the line
Of Denis Stracqualursi
Twas a second start
For the lionheart
Who, in truth, is no Van Persie
But Goodison stood, as indeed they should
And acknowledged Stracqualursi
Because when they say
Who, on this day
Brought honour to the royal blue jersey?
The misty eyed, will recall with pride
One Denis Stracqualursi
His painful falls
And hopeful balls
And tackling without mercy
With lungs on fire, he refused to tire
Did Denis Stracqualursi
The auspicious cast
Of glories past
would surely not cry "heresy!"
If heroes, new,
Were added to
With the name of Stracqualursi
Andy Powell, Posted 01/02/2012 at 12:28:10
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608 Posted 01/02/2012 at 14:33:33
614 Posted 01/02/2012 at 14:48:35
616 Posted 01/02/2012 at 14:50:43
618 Posted 01/02/2012 at 14:50:48
640 Posted 01/02/2012 at 15:28:56
652 Posted 01/02/2012 at 15:34:32
For showing a touch of the Tennyson
Hope that soon you repeat the feat
Finding rhymes for Croation
660 Posted 01/02/2012 at 16:02:24
662 Posted 01/02/2012 at 16:01:36
669 Posted 01/02/2012 at 16:21:39
678 Posted 01/02/2012 at 16:35:32
681 Posted 01/02/2012 at 17:03:14
682 Posted 01/02/2012 at 17:02:55
692 Posted 01/02/2012 at 17:19:48
697 Posted 01/02/2012 at 17:18:06
So get down to Goodisn or new hero to see
He's not scared of crosses he's Dracqualursi.
Alright I'll get me feckin coat
699 Posted 01/02/2012 at 17:25:25
Got a point there Mike!
705 Posted 01/02/2012 at 17:37:06
You are so right
All poetry is shite
I say that without mercy
The exception being
And I hope you're seeing
Poems about Stracqualursi
707 Posted 01/02/2012 at 17:49:46
734 Posted 01/02/2012 at 19:03:09
I welcome any culturally uplifting contribution to this site.
Come to think of it, I welcome anything uplifting to this site. Let's see what happens at Wigan.
741 Posted 01/02/2012 at 19:36:06
753 Posted 01/02/2012 at 20:19:36
756 Posted 01/02/2012 at 20:36:48
How about one to the tune of the Adams family (copywright MViz)
His name is Argie Denis
He comes from Buenos Aries
He's uglier than Tevez
760 Posted 01/02/2012 at 20:49:30
So Andy, I must thank
For making his ditty
Amusing and not shitty
(needs a bit of work - Andy, any tips?)
761 Posted 01/02/2012 at 20:56:34
Not to sign Denis would just be silly
But don't give Moyesey to much dosh
Cos he may sign another Rusky who's a load of old tosh!
766 Posted 01/02/2012 at 21:12:05
769 Posted 01/02/2012 at 21:23:28
776 Posted 01/02/2012 at 21:39:00
Stracqualursi's the Argie up front
On whom Moysie decided a punt
He soon displaced Frenchie
Who sat on the benchie
Now we've shipped out the soft, lazy..
well, you get the general gist of it.
782 Posted 01/02/2012 at 22:03:51
And shows the foe no mercy
Who is this guy
Who leaps so high?
It's Denis Stracqualursi
At times he looks like Ferguson
You know, good old Sir Dunc
And then he scores
And has a cry
Jesus! who'd have thunk?
I'll stop now.
Serious question, guys. Who does Round speak to on his Captain Scarlet microphone headset?
794 Posted 01/02/2012 at 22:39:44
800 Posted 01/02/2012 at 22:57:12
It makes the day to day contributions and debates far more articulate than most, if not all other football forum sites. We were all brought up to write proper, eh?!!
801 Posted 01/02/2012 at 23:12:50
It makes da day 2 day contributions n deebates far more articulate dan most, if not all udder football forum sites. we wer all brought up to right proper, ehhh?!!
806 Posted 01/02/2012 at 23:36:35
I think things may be picking up for us. I sense a real hope and pride in the blue boys now that has been sadly lacking all season.
I live in Manchester and it has been interesting to see the 'citeh' fans reaction to last nights result; I've even heard calls for Mancini to be sacked!
Strac and Jelly up front has a great ring to it...I live in hope.
818 Posted 02/02/2012 at 00:39:14
821 Posted 02/02/2012 at 00:35:13
Great big Belgian lad
box to box he runs all day
strong of foot and head
I suggest this be read with a broad lowland Scots accent to qualifyfor the serious Burns category as well.
824 Posted 02/02/2012 at 00:55:31
Esta noche en en las cantinas variosas
van a charlar muhas horas
al lado del real Mersey azul
del lider de la linea Argentino
Anyone care to pitch in?
826 Posted 02/02/2012 at 01:28:48
828 Posted 02/02/2012 at 01:40:18
Big man with big hair,
With big heart and touch of flair,
He make Manc pricks cry.
833 Posted 02/02/2012 at 02:26:59
834 Posted 02/02/2012 at 02:42:32
Knowing Moyse he'll be dropped anyway or played in midfield
898 Posted 02/02/2012 at 10:18:40
@Keith Glazzard #652
Rhymes with "Croatian"? How about "Squad Rotation" (the reason Denis will be given this weekend for being dropped to the bench for Jelavic....unless Moyes goes with 2 up-front....)
901 Posted 02/02/2012 at 10:23:03
In the late 50s, we had a guy on the books called Lunt... no, maybe not.
914 Posted 02/02/2012 at 12:07:44
In the Vampire Hall of Fame, yeah,
There's not a vampire zanier than...
He won't bite beast or man,
'Cos he's a vegetarian. (Aaaagh!)
And things never run to plan for...
If you're looking for some fun,
You can always count upon,
Come and find the one they call...
915 Posted 02/02/2012 at 12:16:41
It ended with "but your name is too long"
Anyone hear the full version?
You need to add a verse about his attempt to head the ball on the ground, no matter what happens, that will be my outstanding memory of him
916 Posted 02/02/2012 at 12:26:06
917 Posted 02/02/2012 at 12:08:31
There's a man
My blue drug of choice
Fine purchase by Moyes
Full bodied, good head
Yet still an acquired taste
Or perhaps two that should be read together:
Oh loping, affroed
All elbows, vision and guile
Bestriding the turf
Beware his crocodile smile
So Keith, what price a Piennar sonnet?
967 Posted 02/02/2012 at 15:44:47
Barry alone to them's cruel
998 Posted 02/02/2012 at 17:45:59
Pienaar sonnet? I feel a 'Shall I compare thee..' coming on, but not perhaps til he brings Leighton back into the game.
Good fun. And I really think the Straq would be very pleased to receive the original.
223 Posted 03/02/2012 at 14:57:37
Violets are... violet, as the name tells us so
They both come in many colours, including blue
Just like Denis Stracqualursi, Moyes, me and you
237 Posted 03/02/2012 at 16:23:24
Thanks for not pointing out the schoolboy error with my haikus, I'll maybe rework them properly if I can be bothered.
Dean, just surreal!
265 Posted 03/02/2012 at 21:17:44
We were flat on our back
with no hope of attack
and the famed number 9 on the floor
In the dark of the night
came the fearsome sight
of a man to make Goodison roar
Never lay down, never give up
every beat of his heart cried out
and those who saw, knew dixie of yore
would be proud of our argentine champ.
So get on your feet all you blues on the street
cheer the hero who never steps back
call loudly his name we need more of the same
he is ours, the lion heart "Straq".
479 Posted 04/02/2012 at 19:33:52
City millionaires to swagger
But they cacked their pants
And died by the lance
In the hands of our El Traca
Then came leaden skies
And the Wigan pies
Meant he only lasted an hour
Before a sub came on and need I say more?
The rest was sodding dour
But at least there is hope
Not a noose made of rope
Or six bullets filling the barrel
And at least we can smile
Because less than a mile
There's an overpaid brickie called Carroll
(Apologies to all - this is my first and last TW poem)
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