Mrs Manager*

Introducing Mrs Hodgson,
A woman in the shadows
Whose hubby’s centre-stage right now
As everybody knows…
Do you ever pause to question
If she likes the anonymity?
Whether she craves to be centre-stage
Or prefers quiet afternoon tea?
I wonder what she really thinks
About living with The Team?
One thing is for sure right now:
It’s no trophy-winners’ dream.
I’d guess she must be quite a lass,
Sturdy of temperament,
With patience built to last,
Knowledge absorbed on the Beautiful Game
Enough to put most fans to shame.
For all that, I wonder what she really thinks
Being kept in the dark and on the brink?
Turns out faithful husband Roy’s
Historically been quite a boy
But that was in the olden days,
In previous employ.
She must be quite a lady
To give up her weekends
Unless she has another life
On which her fun depends…
She must be quite a woman
Of independent ways
‘Coz, let’s be fair,
How else to pass
Those empty Saturdays…?

 

 

*With due respect for what I can only imagine it must be like to be formally wedded to the beautiful game…

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