Poetry: ‘Achtung Mick’







                                                            Achtung Mick!



                                                         by Phil Dimitriadis



                                                The Boundary line is his best friend.


                                                His moustache bristles at ‘their’ mistakes.


                                                Nobody else seems to comprehend,


                                                only he appears to be awake.



                                                It’s everyone else’s fault,


                                                the umpires, the media, the weather.


                                                His eyes are poised, ready to assault


                                                a legion at the end of its tether.



                                                The time has come for another dictator


                                                to finally be overthrown.


                                                Yet, like most moustachioed orators,


                                                his death has been painfully slow.



                                                Ten years of a developing list,


                                                and “we’re still a young side”.


                                                No wonder we’re so often pissed


                                                and drained of our Magpie pride.




                                                What fan with a sense of reason


                                                would want his team to lose?


                                                But if they sign him up next season,


                                                I’ll be watching the Preston twos.











About Phillip Dimitriadis

Carer/Teacher/Writer. Author of Fandemic: Travels in Footy Mythology. World view influenced by Johnny Cash, Krishnamurti, Larry David, Toni Morrison and Billy Picken.


  1. Phil – Liked that. Poor old Mick. If only that bloody slow ox he mentioned a few years ago would finally get off its fat arse!

  2. Eleni Donnelly says

    Oh Phlip I feel your pain. Where’s that radio from long ago? Perhaps if you still had it you could show him just how much you want him to go!

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