An ode to Adebayo Akinfenwa

Bayo, Bayo, Bayo goes the cry,
Like the roar of a war in days long gone by,
Bayo, Bayo, Bayo, they recite,
Like a haunting refrain that sustains through the night,
Bayo, Bayo, Bayo, gentle giant,
The others may train but you stand defiant,
Bayo, Bayo, Bayo, not for you,
That tiresome work they put themselves through,
Bayo, Bayo, Bayo, sly old dog,
Teasing the crowd with a hint of a jog,
Bayo, Bayo, Bayo, it’s your knee,
No strenuous exercise til quarter to three,
Bayo, Bayo, Bayo, goes the cheer,
Your frame invites fear when the ball arrives near,
Bayo, Bayo, Bayo, that’s your name,
A glorious quirk of the beautiful game.

The Seventy Two
The Seventy Two published an outstanding series of articles about the Football League between 2010-12 and was the brainchild of Leicester City fan, David Bevan. As well as collaborating with The Two Unfortunates on the Football League Blog Network and a mammoth 2011-12 season preview, the site featured a host of leading bloggers and David was rewarded with a nomination in the 2011 Football Supporters’ Federation awards. Latterly, he was joined as co-editor by Joe Harrison and TTU is happy to present this archive of the site’s output.


  1. Webbie - F&M
    June 11, 2011

    I hope there are plans to record this as a single – and more importantly: to make a video.

  2. Chris
    November 9, 2011

    This is beautiful!


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