Monday, 28 March 2011

Roderick Returns

Rodericks Return

Was he really our gaffer
Did he manage a game?
Not quite Arthur Laffer
In a time tinged with shame.

For a quote always willin’
The king of the cheese
A pantomime villain
Amongst the Maltese

He revels on banter
And snakes in the grass
A kind of enchanter
Neck of solid brass

Ever stylish and dapper
You can’t put him down
Be a booer or clapper
Roderick’s back in town

This coming Friday sees the return of Roderick "Shoddy" Collins to Turners Cross.

He was manager of Cork City between December 2009 and February 2010, a somewhat ill fated time for our club, he never managed us in a competitive game.

Arthur Laffer was US Economist who served on Ronald  Reagans Economic Policy Advisory Board between 1981 and 1989 and is best known for the Laffer curve.
This is an illustration of tax elasticity which asserts that, in certain situations, a decrease in tax rates could result in an increase in tax revenues.

His surname also rhymes very well with gaffer.


  1. I admire the way you controlled that poem - presumably for matchday consumption. Personally, I find it hard to write about him without the bile spewing forth.

  2. Match day consumption indeed, the fact that he was ever our manager makes me nauseous.