Euro 16 Poems of The Week+Nostalgia+RIP

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4 Your RIP Tribute Poems.


17 Jun Nice Haiku David Sanderson

16 Jun Euro 2016 II U Rowe

16 Jun France v Albania kevin raymond

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04 Jun Fifty Years On (George Cohen) Ianthe Exall
28 May Pretending To Be Greavesie Kevin Halls
21 Apr Layer Road, 1971 Andrew Harris (Colchester Utd)
06 Mar Spain 1982 Gacina Bozidar
21 Feb Boys On A Wall Sharon Jones
(Accrington Stanley)
14 Feb Accrington Stanley FC~ The Club That Would Not Die Sharon Jones
11 Feb Long Gone Alun Robert
17 Nov A Footballer Passes Andrew Harris
16 Nov Why Clevedon Town Alun Robert
08 Nov 1973 Cup Final Andrew Harris
09 Nov James Alexander Gordon Alun Robert
30 Oct Now That George Best Fella Is A Great Fella (RIP Dad) John J O’Connor
19 Oct Bolton In The Rare Old Times Alan Valentine
22 Sep Chelsea 6 Newcastle Utd 5 ’58 John Oliver
19 Sep Rhyl F.C-The days of Johnny Hulse stuart Hunt
12 Sep Tranmere Rovers All Time Xl Sharon Jones
31 Aug Marine v Dagenham 1968 Barry Lenton
28 Aug johan cruyff gareth culshaw
28 Aug Bobby Moore Sharon Jones
24 Aug Going To The Game Sharon Jones
23 Aug 80’s Revisited David Foulkes
21 Aug The World Cup 1930-2002 Sharon Jones
21 Aug History Boys Sharon Jones
19 Aug Stand Athletic FC Sharon Jones
20 Aug Football: The People’s Game Sharon Jones
19 Aug Bob-a-man Trent Morris
17 Aug The Anfield Iron Sharon Jones (Tommy Smith)
10 Aug Barry Joy-One of Our Own S B Ingle
06 Aug Fulham’s Finest Ianthe Exall
03 Aug Vintage Clarets – Ode to Stan Ternent Sharon Jones
25 May F.A.Cup Final kevin halls
08 May Old Football Grounds kevin halls
12 May Valley prayed 11.05.85 Clik the mouse
11 May The Whole Stand Is On Fire.Bradford 11.05.85 Crispin Thomas
29 Apr Crossflow Winds Alex Saynor
29 Apr Tom Finney Was Her Grandpa’s plumber Simon Caplan
24 Apr Cheers Dad kevin raymond
15 Apr Matthews in 1953 Gacina Bozidar
18 Apr Reflections on Spain (written in 2012) ap staunton
17 Apr 30 years earlier Gacina Bozidar
11 Apr The past remembered Gacina Bozidar
11 Apr Nerves of Steel Gacina Bozidar
06 Apr Blanchflower Christopher T. George
30 Mar As I walked out on a Bank Holiday ap staunton
17 Mar The Beautiful Game anonymous
15 Mar There’s only two Roger Hunts ap staunton
16 Mar 36 Goals ~ Hughie Gallagher Keith Armstrong
09 Mar The 5th Round (11th March 1967) ap staunton (Liverpool/Everton))
28 Feb Run, Eddie, Run (for Eddie Cavanagh ) ap staunton
27 Feb Passing Through Eddie Gibbons
24 Feb The Revie Boys Rob Atkinson
20 Feb Drummers or Dreamers ? Gacina Bozidar
20 Feb Come on you Royals! mark merriman
12 Feb 1966 and all that ap staunton
(F.A.Cup Final~,Everton 3-Sheff Wed 2)
11 Feb At The Match With Your Dad ~1960s kevin halls
08 Feb King’s Drive ( 28th October 1978 ) ap staunton
06 Feb The Day We Lost A Football Team Crispin Thomas
05 Feb Best Shadows Gacina Bozidar
05 Feb Searching for Wolves in Africa Ianthe Exall
05 Feb Football & Winter Green Geoff Tabrah
02 Feb Leeds United 1970 Wynn Wheldon
31 Jan Seventies Throwback ap Staunton
30 Jan The Magician-haiku kevin halls
30 Jan A Lifelong Telly Football Non-Supporter Karen Withecomb
30 Jan Best outpaced Banks Gacina Bozidar
29 Jan Summer of Love Alex Saynor
29 Jan Footer Geoff Tabrah
25 Jan 5 Year Old Billed for No Show. ap Staunton
25 Jan Everton VHS video and this day Gacina Bozidar
24 Jan Happy Birthday Bill (1907-1980) ap staunton (‘Dixie’ Dean)
19 Jan Evening Kick Off Cold Blow Lane Bradford Middleton
17 Jan The Lyons Share ap staunton
17 Jan Running with the Wolves Steve Hill (Wolves)
10 Jan The Bandit (Albert Dunlop 1932 – 1990) ap staunton (Everton)
01 Jan The FA Cup Geof Dawson
23 Dec I Know I’d Play Football Again Trent Morris
13 Dec More Than a Game Ianthe Exall
11 Dec Raith Rovers Coca Cola Cup 1994 Fred Wigley
11 Dec Forest Green Rovers and WW1 Stuart Butler
09 Dec Nostalgia: A Snapshot of 1955 Graham Salter
06 Dec A Sixties Lad’s Christmas List kevin halls
10 Oct Double Bill Eddie Gibbons
10 Oct I’ll Play On Trent Morris
05 Oct Coventry City-Sky Blue Years Crispin Thomas
05 Oct The Day We Won The Cup kevin halls
28 Sep Walter Tull Emdad Rahman
22 Sep The Greatest of them All Ianthe
24 Sep A Game of Football John Paul Kirkham
03 Sep Raith Rovers and the Highland Loch Llew Beaton
01 July Give me the 60s The Spurs
24 May West Germany and Montezuma’s Revenge John J O’Connor
26 May The day European football came to Connemara Peter Goulding
(Galway /Groningen)
26 May Our Bob Bev Cornell
(West Ham/ Fulham/ England /)
18 May Javier Zanetti – San Siro hero Emdad Rahman
14 May An Upper Room in Westbourne Grove Alex Saynor
14 Apr The Net Result Llew Beaton
11 Apr I’ve Never Been Good At Football
Luke Innes
11 Apr Bishop’s Park haiku Alex Saynor
27 Mar What Did We Do Before 5 live? Crispin Thomas
24 Mar 1960’s-The Golden Age of Football-Haiku kevin halls
24 Mar Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini: 1930-2014 Emdad Rahman
23 Mar Montalban and Kilbane Gacina Bozidar
20 Mar When the Groundsman Rested Alex Saynor
20 Mar My Bloody Bilston Début Haiku
Robbie Kennedy Bennett
20 Mar Life, Football and Mandela Gacina Bozidar
23 Feb Keith Houchen’s FA Cup final header
Emdad Rahman
21 Feb ‘Keepers S B Ingle
19 Feb Hursty v Banksy haiku Emdad Rahman
19 Feb Pelé, Banks, Moore Emdad Rahman
05 Feb Final Ties Graham Salter
04 Feb One Morning at Battersea Funfair
Alex Saynor
03 Feb Andrew Watson Llew Beaton
01 Feb On the Tyneside Street where we lived John Oliver
27 Jan The Final Whistle/Echo PinkJohn
07 Jan Broch an’ Roll Hugh Morris
03 Jan That Guy Dickie mark merriman
31 Dec Keegan two, Heighway one kevin raymond
24 Dec Pride of Scotland Frank McKeown
16 Dec Crocked kevin raymond
13 Dec The Squad of ’64 Ianthe Exall
13 Dec Christmas 1914 Stuart
21 Nov The Knots in the Lace Ianthe Exall
19 Nov The Mighty Magyars kevin halls
12 Nov When The Dynamo Came By Crispin Thomas
07 Nov Durban Derby Days Ianthe Exall
09 Aug I watched a match on Ceefax mark merriman
31 Jul Teenage Crush Karen Lindsay
25 Jul They Lived Down Our Street Andrew Detheridge
23 Jul A Walk in the Park for Parkin Robbie Kennedy Bennett
20 Jul Bickerstaff Bryan Murphy
18 Jul The Name Of ‘Sailor’ Hunter Robbie Kennedy Bennett
17 Jul Bobby Hundreds Anthony Arnott
15 May Claret and blue Harry Orr
14 May Ghosts of legends stuart ashworth
11 Apr Hughie Curran Hung High Robbie Kennedy Bennett
10 Apr Who the hell are you ? The spurs poet
08 Mar Bring It Back kevin halls
07 Mar John Lennon P Maguire
07 Mar Rock & Roll is the New Football
P Maguire
03 Mar The History Boys P Maguire
03 Mar The Echoes of Childhood P Maguire
03 Mar Fine dreams of Heaven (A Liverpool Child) P Maguire
03 Mar The Liverpool Way P Maguire
14 A Scots Laddie Called Cameron Buchanan Robbie Kennedy Bennett
21 Jan Musings From An LCC* Changing Room kevin raymond
26 Dec Christmas Eve Stuart Butler
24 Dec Christmas Truce of 1914 Emdad Rahman
05 Nov First Match (Trilogy) Phil Whyte
29 Sep It’s a Man’s Game Football M’bet
27 Sep Back to the 60’s kevin halls
25 Sep Totò Schillachi Emdad Rahman
22 Sep Those Were The Days Phil Whyte
16 Aug Sunderland 0– 2 Everton FA Cup QF 2011-12 Simon Moore
15 Aug Plastic Pitch Astro Turf
05 Jun Here’s To The Team. (For My Wyatt)
kevin raymond
01 Jun Back In The Nineteen Fifties
Crispin Thomas
01 Jun Stuart Butler
20 May El Diego Nicholas Griffiths
20 May King Eric the Red Stan Warburton
02 Apr Looking through old Scrapbooks and Annuals kevin halls
01 Apr Ginga Bob terry oldham
31 Mar R.I.P. Our Big Man terry oldham
26 Mar My Summer of Love (Molineux Days)
Steve Hill
24 Mar Memories of Wembley mark merriman
15 Mar He smokes cigars he drinks champagne
Lesley Palmer
13 Mar Waiting for Roy of The Rovers Crispin Thomas
05 Mar Shankly in the Sixties Dachlan Cartwright
04 Mar Roger Byrne Dachlan Cartwright
01 Mar The Bridge of the ‘Rising Sun’ Apollo Gees
01 Mar Oh for another few inches ! * chris barber
29 Feb The Birth of Everton Dachlan Cartwright
26 Feb The Old Days Dennis swift
13 Feb Touchlines Matthew Paul
13 Feb Boro Days louis spence
12 Feb Bill ‘Dixie’ Dean Dachlan Cartwright
07 Feb The Battle of Wrexham Dachlan Cartwright
16 Jan Chalkie mark merriman
10 Jan On being a Boro fan louis spence
09 Jan Through a child’s eyes R Kydd
03 Jan The Seventies, And Today S B Ingle
03 Jan Goalkeeper Don Mullan
31 Dec Oi Mister. Give It A Rest kevin raymond
30 Dec Mid Morning. St Stephens Day kevin raymond
23 Dec Dunlop and Macedo Gacina Bozidar
21 Dec LUFC 1987 Jason Stevens
20 Dec Let’s Get Physical kevin raymond
07 Dec The Hand of God Matthew Paul
06 Dec That Carlos Alberto Goal Chris Barber
25 Nov The Spion Kop Mike Bartram
17 Nov Down The Dell Philip Douch
17 Nov Southampton’s Secret Factory Philip Douch
02 Nov Giving the boots the boot S B Ingle
29 Oct The Season We All Believed Billy Pendrill
28 Oct Jumpers 4 Goalposts 0 Clik the mouse
14 Oct Fifty years of Football kevin halls
10 Oct Knighted by a Wagstaffe Cross
Robbie Kennedy Bennett
06 Oct 40 Years Of Motty Crispin Thomas
30 Sep Bill Shankly Emdad Rahman
28 Sep @ron ronnie ronaldo Ethan
20 Sep A Celebration kevin raymond
17 Sep Being a supporter of.. ron dixon
16 Sep Fifteen years Peter Goulding
14 Sep René “El Escorpio” Higuita Emdad Rahman
12 Sep Land Mark Darren O’Keeffe
05 Sep Can You Hear That Emily Williams
04 Sep On Tommy Burns Patrick J. Murray
04 Sep The smells of Football kevin halls
02 Sep Man of the People (Bill Shankly) mike bartram
25 Aug Enfield Playing Fields 1989
Laurence Cotterell
25 Aug The Wind off the Thames Mike Hopkins
01 Aug Jimmy Hill kevin halls
27 Jul In Awe Of Your Foe kevin raymond
27 Jul When Saturday came around. John Oliver
20 Jul Hooked On A Feeling kevin raymond
09 Jul My introduction to a fantastic dream.
Stuart Ashworth
07 Jul Snatched Memory: Bobby Robson
Calvin Erlington
06 Jul The Glorious Fields of Anfield Road
Mike Bartram
04 Jul Now & Then kevin raymond
01 Jul Ibrox Calvin Erlington
23 Jun Goodbye Part XVI Nathan L
23 Jun La Mano de Dios.1986. Oops CV kevin raymond
21 Jun Paul McGrath Emdad Rahman
21 Jun McGrath Emdad Rahman
20 Jun Stan Bowles Emdad Rahman
09 Jun Upon The Hands Of The Fans Sudbourne Primary
03 Jun A Hero That Could Fly Mike Bartram
01 Jun Peter McParland Emdad Rahman
30 May The night Villa ruled Europe Emdad Rahman
29 May Shoe shine Joe Cullen
29 May Made in London Kevin Francis
28 May There is a place Kevin Nolan
26 MayThe way it used to be Kevin Francis
25 May Blow the whistle Kevin Francis
23 May Roger Osborne broke my heart Kevin Francis
21 May The Fisherman’s Song Mike Bartram
19 May Football Collections Jools Hampton
17 May The Sound of Music kevin raymond
16 May An Ode to Walter Scott McGhee
15 May The legendary Walter Smith Emdad Rahman
09 May Two heroes Gacina Bozidar
08 May 1991-Gazza Stripped Laurence Cotterell
06 May I (almost) subbed Martin Chivers Laurence Cotterell
05 May Where the heck is Dennis Law? Robbie Kennedy Bennett
01 May Song of the Old Sweeper Laurence Cotterell
30 Apr Laudrup The Danish Prince Emdad Rahman
30 Apr Jairzinho Emdad Rahman
25 Apr The real damned United kevin halls
19 Apr The halfwayline terry oldham
25 Apr United in grief Clik the mouse
22 Apr The Liverbird and our history Stuart Ashworth
19 Apr André the Giant Darren O’Keeffe
16 Apr Le Carré magique Emdad Rahman
06 Apr The Life of a Table Football Player
Jools Hampton
31 Mar In Praise Of The Underdog kevin raymond
31 Mar Streets of the Boro Gordon Farrel
24 Mar Walking From Games Crispin Thomas
23 Mar The Away Game kevin halls
22 Mar Ricky Villa’s solo moment Emdad Rahman
18 Mar Everton And Neretva Gacina Bozidar
06 Mar The Sky Blue Lament Jools Hampton
06 Mar The Rovers Stuart Butler
03 Mar Nostaalja S B Ingle
23 Feb Roy of the Rovers Jools Hampton
21 Feb Field Of Dreams Jimmy Whelan
15 FebThe Real Ronaldo Darren O’Keeffe
14 Feb Ronaldo (Luiz Nazario de Lima)
Emdad Rahman
14 Feb Young versus Old in Irwell Road Simon Icke
01 Feb The Smell of Panini Stickers Jools Hampton
30 Jan Saturday Afternoon Heaven. Jools Hampton
28 Jan Nat Lofthouse-The Legend . Ann Madden-Walsh
21 Jan A Lion Sleeps Tonight. jim dolbear
18 Jan The Lion of Vienna Nat Lofthouse Emdad Rahman
16 Jan Tanka-1970 Tony Lewis-Jones
16 Jan Chris Lawler Lol Ross
16 Jan The Lion of Vienna kevin halls
16 Jan Sleeping Lion Alan McKean
16 Jan No More A Wandering Nat Lofthouse Crispin Thomas
12 Jan Character Building? kevin raymond
11 Jan The Once Special F.A.Cup John Oliver
11 Jan Saturday On The Somme Andy Lockett
10 Jan Early Retirement Package Emdad Rahman
10 Jan Brisbane Road Steve White
09 Jan Kevin Keegan Picture Card Doug E Harper
07 Jan Burrows’ Ballon D’Or moment Emdad Rahman
07 Jan Game of two halves Greg Freeman
06 Jan The Centre Circle of Life Kevin Yates
05 Jan Stadio Artemio Franchi1983 kevin raymond
03 Jan Ibrox disaster 1971 Emdad Rahman
29 Dec The Future of Football Andrew Detheridge
19 Dec Loftus Road ’82 Matthew Paul
12 Dec Roger Miller Traps Higuita Emdad Rahman
12 Dec Those Were The Days kevin halls
01 Dec Proud to Wear the Shirts mark merriman
25 Nov Swapping Garrincha Kevin Halls
22 Nov I’m A Collector Get Me Out of Here Crispin Thomas
18 Nov Any stickers to swap ? John Oliver

Your tribute poems for those greats no longer with us:
Johan Cruyff, Pavel Srnicek, Don Howe, Jimmy Hill, Matthew Harding, Patrick O’Connor, Ron Springett, Dave Mackay, James Alexander Gordon, Alfredo Di Stefano, Sandy Jardine, Tom Finney, Bert Williams, Eusébio, Ron Tindall, Gary Ablett ,Socrates, Gary Speed, Nat Lofthouse, Peter Osgood, George Best, Duncan Edwards.

JOHAN CRUYFF (1947-2016)
27 Mar Johan Cruyff Sharon Jones
25 Mar Calella. Spain. Summer 1973 kevin raymond
24 Mar Johan Cruyff (Revisited) gareth culshaw
24 Mar Dutch Master mark merriman
24 Mar One Sweet Turn ~ Johan Cruyff RIP Crispin Thomas

PAVEL SRNICEK (1968-2015)
30 Dec Pavel Srnicek John Oliver (Newcastle Utd)

DON HOWE (1935-2015)
28 Dec Don Howe RIP Clik The Mouse

JIMMY HILL (1928-2015)
19 Dec Jimmy Hill – 1928-2015 Emdad Rahman

PATRICK (PAT) O’CONNOR (1932-2015)
30 Oct Now That George Best Fella Is A Great Fella (RIP Dad) John J O’Connor

RON SPRINGETT (1935-2015)
14 Sep Ron Springett RIP Crispin Thomas

09 Nov James Alexander Gordon Alun Robert
20 Aug JAG, R.I.P. Clik the mouse
18 Aug He’s Still The King (Revisited) J.A.G RIP Crispin Thomas
18 Aug James Alexander Gordon (Revisited) RIP SB Ingle
18 Aug The Voice – J. A. Gordon (Revisited) RIP Emdad Rahman

07 Jul Alfredo Di Stéfano P.Maguire
08 Jul Di Stéfano -haiku kevin halls
07 Jul Di Stéfano’s Gone crispin Thomas

Click here for Alfredo Di Stefano Obituary by Brian Glanville~The Guardian

30 Apr Sandy Jardine Emdad Rahman

TOM FINNEY RIP (1922-2014)
24 Feb Tom Peter Branson
17 Feb Football in Heaven kevin halls
16 Feb North End Morns.( Haiku ) jim dolbear
16 Feb Sir Thomas Finney kevin raymond
15 Feb Finney’s Final Year Graham Salter
15 Feb Tom Finney RIP haiku Crispin Thomas
15 Feb The Preston Plumber Emdad Rahman
15 Feb The Proud Preston Plumber John
J O’Connor
14 Feb Sir Tom Finney P Maguire

BERT WILLIAMS (Wolves /England) RIP (1920-2014)
25 Jan The Cat Haiku Crispin Thomas
25 Jan Bert Williams, The Original ‘Cat’ Robbie Kennedy Bennett

EUSÉBIO Tributes-RIP (Benfica/Portugal) 1942-2014
08 Jan Great Players kevin halls
07 Jan Portugal’s favourite son Maureen Yeo
06 Jan o Rei (The King) kevin raymond
06 Jan Memories of Eusébio Emdad Rahman
05 Jan Remembering Eusébio Crispin Thomas
05 Jan Eusébio P Maguire

RON TINDALL (Chelsea) 1935-2012 RIP
11 Sep Ron Tindall 1935-2012 RIP Crispin Thomas

GARY ABLETT (1965-2012)
02 Jan Gary Ablett – 1965-2012 Emdad Rahman

SOCRATES RIP (1954 – 2011)
06 Dec Socrates the good Doctor Emdad Rahman
05 Dec Socrates R.I.P. Clik the mouse
06 Dec Socrates (Acrostes) Crispin Thomas
05 Dec The Playmaker kevin raymond
2004 From the archives:
Socrates Signs for Garforth Town Parry Maguire

GARY SPEED RIP (1969-2011)
17 Dec Speedo Jason Stevens
01 Dec Gary Speed, a human super hero S B Ingle
30 Nov Gary Speed Emily Williams
30 Nov weeping For A Welsh Warrior Jim Dolbear
29 Nov A Simple Tribute John Oliver
29 Nov For Gary MBE Steffan Evans
28 Nov Gary Speed R.I.P kevin halls
28 Nov Spede Tomas De Faoite
28 Nov Gary Speed -The Welsh Dragon Emdad Rahman
28 Nov God Speed Crispin Thomas
27 Nov Speedy Alan McKean

NAT LOFTHOUSE(1925-2011)
28 Jan Nat Lofthouse-The Legend . Ann Madden-Walsh
21 Jan A Lion Sleeps Tonight. jim dolbear
18 Jan The Lion of Vienna – Nat Lofthouse OBE Emdad Rahman
16 Jan The Lion of Vienna kevin halls
16 Jan Sleeping Lion Alan McKean
16 Jan No More A Wandering – Nat Lofthouse Crispin Thomas

PETER OSGOOD (1947-2006 )
Peter Osgood RIP clik the mouse

GEORGE BEST (1946-2005 )
Dec 15 2014 Belfast’s Favourite Son- George Best haiku Crispin Thomas

22 Oct For Matthew ~Matthew Harding RIP Carol Ann Wood (Chelsea)

DUNCAN EDWARDS (1936-1958)
22 Sep The Greatest of them All (Duncan Edwards) Ianthe Exall

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