Good heavens, Steve Evans: A poem for 23 teams in League Two

Good heavens Steve Evans, your fury is so,
your veins protrude from the side of your face,
in inverse proportion your anger does grow,
in relation to Crawley’s current league place,

Good heavens Steve Evans, just calm yourself down,
never mind that crafty Italian chap,
who sits in the dugout at Swindon Town,
and success just falls straight into his lap,

Good heavens Steve Evans, you’ll be in the shake-up,
perhaps not the autos but surely a play-off,
so continue to proudly wear that make-up,
and all that bluster will certainly pay off,

Good heavens Steve Evans, so they sold Matthew Tubbs,
and Tyrone Barnett to leagues up above,
no matter, who have you got there as subs?
waiting to receive your toughest of love,

Good heavens Steve Evans, forget about Cheltenham,
Southend United and pesky Torquay,
all their success is down to who’s reffin’ em,
what other reason could there possibly be?

Good heavens Steve Evans, lay off the brown sauce,
the sausage, the bacon, the four scrambled eggs,
when people say they could eat a horse,
it’s only a phrase, not a thing on four legs,

Good heavens Steve Evans, you foster such infamy,
even armchair Man U fans are aware,
of the trademark furious touchline symphony,
upon English football you’re bringing to bear,

Good heavens Steve Evans, venting your spleen,
as if there’s a prize at the end of it all,
for the man most unremittingly mean,
whisper it gently but it’s only football…

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.

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