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John J O'Connor

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    It was a late September
    Not as far back as Sixty- Three
    Much more near the year Seven-tee

    All day at school I was in a dream
    trying to figure out my team.
    As the history teacher ranted
    about ancient Greece […]

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    When I came of footballing age
    hyphenated names were not the rage.
    Well there was one
    Ian Storey-Moore.
    This was a much longer name than Denis Law
    Alan Bloor or Ian Ure.

    But it was rhymer friendly
    A […]

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    Some call her Lou Lou, some Isabella
    But to most fans at Palace, she was Missus Minchella.
    “Peanuts forra sixpence
    A tanner a bagga”
    Her accent went through you
    Like a sharpened up dagger.
    She was boi […]

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    There’s only one Archie
    The Prince of Preston
    The Earl of Derby
    The Sheriff of Nottingham
    Wispy haired , with deft of touch
    The King of Scotland
    when he slayed the Dutch
    There’s only one Archie.

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    Cramp is soooo Sixties
    Modern players don’t do cramp
    They have cool injuries
    Like metatarsals and ACLU’s
    They do warm ups and warm downs
    They Have personal masseurs and dietitians
    They’re up to date on al […]

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    When millennials hear of Banksy
    they think of the bloke who scrawls on walls
    But when oldies think of Banksy
    they remember the great goalie saving balls.
    Of his heroic days at Wembley
    especially in July of […]

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    I witnessed a commotion in my local saloon
    With an Irish fan ranting and acting the loon
    “They stole our potatoes
    now they’re after our Rice.”
    He was so agitated he screamed it out twice […]

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    Organizing – Pointing- Shouting Man-On
    Where have all the great Captains gone?
    Urging –Goading- heart on sleeve
    When did all the great Captains leave?
    Memories of Bremner and Mackay
    For the cause pre […]

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    “ Can you imagine how nervous Lagos Aspas must feel?”
    Cried the commentator
    “It must be impossible to feel more nervous
    If he misses they’re out.”

    “Look how nervous those Argentinian fans are.”
    Cri […]

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    Germans retreating from Russia
    Without a tank or a snowflake in sight
    Put out by the feisty Koreans
    Who put up a way better fight

    It wasn’t their first time in Russia
    Nor the first time they’ve gone unp […]

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    Panama punished with six of the best
    Didn’t do their homework and failed on their test
    Three of those strikes came from the Kane
    But hats off to Panama
    they played through the pain
    Two more strikes
    from t […]

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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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    John J O'Connor‘s profile was updated 1 year, 9 months ago

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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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