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John J O'Connor

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    In a little Yorkshire village that Maggie helped destroy
    A Grandfather meets his Grandson who’s no more a little boy
    The Grand-son’s a millennial, born the year of ninety five
    And his grand-dad’s nearly n […]

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    They call him the Greaves of the Orient
    He comes from somewhere in Korea
    And in defenders in England and Europe
    He’s starting to instill mighty fear.

    He won’t get the accolades of others
    Like Deme Alle or E […]

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    “What’s your name lad?”
    “Watt”
    “What?”
    “Yes Watt”
    “What did you say?”
    “Watt”
    “Off you go lad – you don’t ‘What’ me
    I’m a no nonsense referee.”
    The coach came on, said “you’re ‘aving a larf
    why you sendi […]

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    They said I lost the room
    Where all the players dressed
    Thanked me for all my efforts
    And wished me all the best
    My replacement then appeared
    Just minutes after my sacking
    Only two days after the Board
    Had […]

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    July the first, the year of Sixteen
    a day of death and terror,
    a generation lost by brekky
    cos tacticians made an error.
    Pep talk from the Captain
    who’s from the playing fields of Eton
    he drills into his players […]

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    In the middle of heated football conversations dad would butt in.
    “Now that fella Best is a great fella,” he’d say with authority.
    Knew nowt ‘bout football did dad.

    Where he was from football was frowned upon.
    T […]

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    He was born in 1899, Bert Hislop was his name
    and from the time he kicked a ball he was a natural for the game.
    From a tiny Yorkshire village where the men worked down the pit
    his father told him you won’t breathe […]

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    Mexico 1970

    England the reigning champions, despite losing to Brazil,
    Had reached the quarter finals and now had time to kill.

    Sir Alf Ramsay got the squad together and gave them all a lecture
    “I don’t exp […]

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    Ryan Giggs is all the rage
    “Remember he’s forty years of age.”
    To many Giggsy’s still the king
    At forty he still rules the wing
    Commentators drooling about his pace
    “he got to forty with poise and grace.”
    A […]

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    “ Excuse us Mr Finney,
    we know later, you have a game,
    but the outside toilet got blocked last night,
    and there’s a problem with the drain.”

    “I’ll make my way right over,”
    said the great man from North End, […]

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    He was born in 1899, Bert Hislop was his name,
    and from the time he kicked a ball,
    he was a natural for the game.

    From a tiny Yorkshire village,
    where the men worked down the pit,
    his father told him, you won’t […]

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    I’ve been kicked outside in all kinds of weather
    “Don’t worry about her, she has skin that’s like leather.”
    I’ve been kicked with in-steps, side- foots, and back heels
    none of you know just how bad it feels.

    T […]

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    I returned up north of the border,
    to end up my football career
    then like many a player of that era,
    I became a publican serving up beer.

    Nows many a night up in Scotland,
    when the door of the pub I will […]

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    He’s called the Camberwell Carrot or the Ginger Zidane
    now in the small town of Wigan, Ben Watson’s the man.

    Coming on as a late sub, to try play his part
    he planted a header past City’s Joe Hart

    A defeat for […]

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    On any other Given night,
    It would’ve been six to none
    But the Russians hadn’t figured
    On Shay and Richard Dunne

    The Red machine came ploughing through,
    As if they had a Given right,
    But big Richard Dunne was […]

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    You can’t sit here, you must sit there,
    football’s become too much to bear.
    Stewards yelling—– “stay in your seat”
    Chairmen dictating what we eat.
    You can’t eat meat, or have a smoke,
    the game has now becom […]

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    All of us at the club, would like to give our thanks,
    for all that you have done for our us
    as you brought us up the ranks.
    We wish well for your future,
    hope you do not take it personal
    but the Board has all […]

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    The no smoking signs in heaven
    have been taken down today,
    as God informs St Peter,
    that Big Mal is on his way.

    “We’ll have to bend the rules a bit,
    this man has such an aura,
    find a cloud for his sheepskin coa […]

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