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Outlaw the Draw

It could be nil-nil, zero, zilch
No chance of a goal being scored
The strikers nod politely
'Your ball Jimmy, after you Claude'

The fans are getting restless
Travel plans rearranged
No nearer to deciding this 'thrilling' tie
The ball and net estranged

Level at ninety minutes
So the fans get a detention
Their reward for a boring game
Is half-an-hours extension


Carling Cup matches that are nil-nil draws at full-time should go straight to pens.  League games too for that matter.  I have watched the odd cracking nil-nil but 4-4, 7-1. or 5-2 is better (Norwich City fan!)

Sometimes, teams appear to play not to win, but 'not to lose' which results in a scrappy match.  Fans want goals.  Don't we?  Or is it good to win every game one-nil?  Answers on a match programme...

 

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