June 25th, 2010

A Man Who’s Very Tall: An Ode to Nicky Bendtner

Image via Reuters

In honour of the Danish NT’s sad departure from the World Cup, we have composed this short song about Nicklas Bendtner. Ahem.

A Man Who’s Very Tall
(to be sung raucously to the tune of Elton John’s ‘Candle In The Wind’)

Goodbye Nicky B
Though your team is out of the Cup
You had the grace to take the hit
And not look like a fool.
They said you were a bad boy
And they whispered into your brain
‘Get off the field of play…
…and colour-in your socks’

And it seems to us you live your life
Like a man who’s very tall
Never bowing to the pressure
to wear any clothes at all.
And we would have liked to have known you
(And have your kids), but
Your tourney’s burned out long before
Your legend ever will.

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17 Responses to “A Man Who’s Very Tall: An Ode to Nicky Bendtner”

  1. Andy says:

    OMG THIS IS AWESOME!!! I LOVE NICKY!!! Damn,why Japan won that game!!!!

  2. Alisha says:

    That's my new favourite song!

  3. VeNia says:

    really one of the best songs!haha I love Nicky B!

  4. checali26 says:

    Some days, this website is my only reason to even get up in the morning. Please tell me you’re currently working on an all-Spain version of “We Didn’t Start the Fuego”….

  5. Inés says:

    nay nay!
    a song for Nicky B has to be a hip-hop! music bad boys like him listen to!
    maybe 50 cent or P.Diddy!

    but, I’m so sad I’m not going to see him anymore at the WC!

  6. burnedpaper says:

    why is he colouring in his sock

  7. MrsNesta says:

    hahaha toally sung it like ‘Candle in the Wind!’ LOLOLOLOLOL Gutted for Nicky No Pants but be seeing him at the start of season, wonder who his team mates will be!!!!!!

  8. p4ng says:


    He is ugly.

  9. Ms.Knowitall says:

    Very cheeky little rhyme Kickette….at 6'0 myself I have to say I "likey a lot" Mr. Nicky Bendtner however Marco Borriello, who just got ousted along with his Italian teamates, is still my favorite.

  10. Anna says:

    hahahahaha this is great

  11. dcubetcha says:


    this is beautiful and touching. he will really be missed.

  12. Amanda says:

    hahahahhah Brilliant! Well done, Kickette! :)

  13. Blackwood says:

    He seemed kind of clueless during the game yesterday… he might had been having an off day…

    I think Denmark lost because Kjaer wasn't allowed to play… all Danish players were good, but Nicklas, Rommedahl and Kjaer were particularly good and important.

    I was hoping they made it further down the competition, I wanted to keep enjoying watching those beauties hit the ball!

    Oh well, maybe next World Cup…

  14. carly says:

    Him colouring his socks was one of the cutest things I've seen in this WC. Too good!

    Anyway, happy for Japan.