We didn’t start the ire

As published by The Footy Almanac, 5 May 2013

(With apologies to Billy Joel)

Jeff G won’t say, Rules Committee, Razor Ray,
Not specific, inconclusive, woe is the video,
Off season, Ricky Nixon, new rules on rotation,
No career, south career, maudlin Caro,
Gold Coast, crowds bomb, Grand Final ticket sham,
Stevo, “The King and I”, and Glenn Archer, why oh why?
Code wars vaccine, Sydney’s got a new team,
Kirk Tippett, Steven Trigg, Matt Rendell goodbye

We didn’t start the ire
It was always burning
Since the comp’s been turning
We didn’t start the ire
No we didn’t like it
And we tried to fight it

Corrupted draw, Brynne, Geoff, clash strips, what-ev
Silly fella, Fev-orella, controversy, shock,
Draft con, Ando gone, tanking did go on,
SportsBet, Betfair,  integrity schlock,
Einstein, cap fine, Sydney’s got a winning team,
Steven Dank, Peter Pan, AFL, head in sand,
Scully, Visy, Chris Judd, concessions arbitrary,
Princess Bruce, “delicious pace”, Seven’s in the sewers

We didn’t start the ire
It was always burning
Since the comp’s been turning
We didn’t start the ire
No we didn’t like it
And we tried to fight it

Little crock, hands in back, Mickey Mouse, out of whack,
Hamish, what a guy, just not seen on QI,
Gillon, has some gall, twilight football,
Meatloaf, music died, was so bad that I cried,
Ben Cousins, “No strikes”, west coast mafia,
Jumping hoops, don’t know, Tassie is a no-go,
Damo, Hutchy, Pay TV or BT,
Jeff Kennett, “Psycho”, undermining Clarko,

We didn’t start the ire
It was always burning
Since the comp’s been turning
We didn’t start the ire
No we didn’t like it
And we tried to fight it

Sheedy, Cameron, strangers in a strange land,
Wanderers, A-League occupation,
AFL Media, clubs-pokies greedier,
Boys club, KB, money beats passion,
Gen Y, Player X, St Kilda schoolgirl sex,
Privacy blown away, what else do I have to say?

We didn’t start the ire
It was always burning
Since the comp’s been turning
We didn’t start the ire
No we didn’t like it
And we tried to fight it

Remote control, in the bin,
Ricky Nixon back again,
Truth shot, laughing stock, Ramsgate, N Bock,
Garry Lyon, Caroline, here comes another whine,
Demetriou I’m no fan, should be running Kazakhstan,
“Wheel of Fortune” penalty, MRP to preside,
Club debts, hard ball gets, rolling pack, Hirdy, PEDs,
Hypodermics on the floor, footy’s under WADA law,
Eddie and Mick Malthouse wars, I can’t take it anymore!

We didn’t start the ire
It was always burning
Since the comp’s been turning
We didn’t start the ire
No we didn’t like it
And we tried to fight it

(c) @JeffDowsing

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. AshW says:

    Nice one Jeff.

    Sums it up pretty well.

    Like

    1. jeffdowsing says:

      Thanks Ash for taking the time to comment.

      Like

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