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BWFC: A Roller-Coaster Of A Season

At this stressful juncture, let me add some levity

Deep within this column, a certain need for brevity.

So, my fellow wanderers, I thought we might digress

And look back at the season, that began in such a mess.

For reasons best known to others, we began the year with Coyle

So it was absolutely no surprise, it ended in turmoil.

I began to feel uneasy, from the start of our pre-season

When we hardly won a single game, for no apparent reason.


Even then, the omens were, written large enough to see

That life in the 'nPower Championship`, would be as tough as it could be

We were not to be disappointed, the team never rang our chimes

The disaster that was 'Burnley', being compounded many times.

Our suffering came to an end, after a calamity at Crawley

The chairman`s patience petered out, and Owen went quite early

He took his medicine like a man, and even wished us well

But thought he`d done a marvellous job...that much you could tell


We all loved the time and effort, that 'stand in` Jimmy did

He organised a fitter bunch, and with 'science` made his bid.

Gartside turned him down, however, and got in touch with Palace

But Prince Harry wouldn`t leave the ranks, so in Freedman he found solace

At last, we had a brand-new breed, with all the modern know-how

But would our failing footballers, find it all a little high-brow?

By Christmas we had the answer, after several well-fought draws

The team showed understanding and began to show its claws.

When Dawson took his appointed place, in the centre of defence

The difference in our quality, was simply quite immense.

The Reebok became a fortress...the defence a revelation

The midfield ran the show each game, the strikers? A cause for consternation

After eight wins on the trot at home, a feat not often seen

We arrive now at the end-game, with everyone quite keen.

Like a tantalising siren, the Premiership stands before us

Seducing us to dream again, we`ll get there; little or no fuss

The ship`s now on an even keel, and we know what lies ahead

One more win will no doubt leave, the also-rans for dead

And then we`re in the play-offs, with confidence sky-high

A draw away and win at home, will see us high and dry.

Just four more games lie between, the Wanderers and glory

And I`ve a feeling in my water, it`s gonna turn out hunky-dory!
The Journalist

Writer: Barney Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 2 2013

Time: 11:33AM

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This is brilliant.
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02/05/2013 15:33:00

utter class. brilliant. cracking read.
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03/05/2013 11:45:00

Awesome !!
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03/05/2013 11:47:00

Can we get it on a t-shirt ? :-)
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03/05/2013 11:48:00

What a pleasant surprise Barney - more please.
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03/05/2013 20:14:00

Cracking stuff!
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04/05/2013 13:30:00


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