The Day Of The Jackal by John Motson

and here's the Jackal he's
oh wellplayed there's nothing this man can't tackle
sun shining high in the sky as he slips past his shadow

fine player this and he's been

oh lovely dummy bought by the club to cause a bit
a bit of a stir on the right wing
feints neatly there

the Jackal

has small arms and they're already putting
a huge price on his head
plays a very deep game
the opposition are calling him all sorts of names
but they can't put him off

he's dashing
oh yes he squeezed through that gap
fantastic

every time they put a marker on him
he just shrugs it off

this could be a very tight corner

perfect control of his balls

he's really motoring towards the target
they've got him they've got him no they haven't
this man is not putting a foot wrong

this the Jackal who

he's killed that one dead oh what skill
he's putting a new act together this is tremendous stuff and oh
he has so many weapons up his sleeve and it's Jackal again

uses his head
swerves
I think they've lost him
lost the Jackal

he's aiming in the right direction but they're
gunning for him but he passes

passes

passes and OH HE'S TAKING A LONG SHOT AT DE GAULLE

oh

and he's missed he's missed they're not going to be able to
work out how now are they Trevor



From the book Send-Up