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Your RIP Poems

Your RIP / Remembrance Poems for those that we have lost. Published: 2000-Present 

2022 : Chem Abad; Terry Neill;  2021 : Ray Kennedy; Ron Flowers; Roger Hunt; Jimmy Greaves; Gerd Muller; Frank Worthington; Peter Lorimer; Ian St. John; Bobby Kellard ; Colin Bell:  2020: Paolo Rossi; Gérard Houllier;  Diego Maradona; Ray Clemence; Nobby Stiles; Jack Charlton; Norman Hunter; Peter Bonetti; Harry Gregg: Hans Tilkowski 2019 :  Justin Edinburgh; Stevie Chalmers; Billy McNeill; Tommy Smith; Gordon Banks;  Emiliano Sala; Hugh McIlvanney;  2018: Joe Fascione; Roy Bentley; Alex Young; Tommy Lawrence; Ray Wilkins; WW1 Centenary; 2017: Ronnie Moran; Alex Young; Ugo Ehiog; 2016: Johan Cruyff; ACF Chapocoense Air Crash ; 2015: Howard Kendall; Dave Mckay; Matthew Harding; Ron Springett;   2014:  James Alexander Gordon;  Alfredo Di Stefano;  Sandy Jardine; Tom Finney; Bert Williams; Eusébio;  2012:, Ron Tindall; Gary Ablett;   2011 Socrates; Gary Speed; Nat Lofthouse;, Duncan Edwards; 2010: Keith Alexander; 2009: Archie Baird; 2007: Alan Ball: 2006: Peter Osgood;  2005: George Best; Johnny Haynes; 2004: Bill Nicholson ;1994 Andrés Escobar; 1993: Bobby Moore; 1990 :Matt Busby;Lev Yashin; 1989: Hillsborough Disaster (See Your Hillsbrough Poems.) 1985 Heysel Stadium Disaster ; Bradford  City Fire Disaster; 1980:‘Dixie’ Dean; 1971: Ibrox Disaster 1971 ; 1958: Munich Air Disaster (See Your Munich Poems );1930: Arthur Wharton; 1918: Walter Tull; Click on  poem title for poem. Click on poet name  for poems by that  poet.  ~ Crispin

 

2022 RIP/Remembrance Poems :

CHEM ABAD (1957-2022) (Spanish Football Commentator)

20 Nov   Chema Abad RIP   Gacina Bozidar

TERRY NEILL (1942-2022)

28 Jul   Terry Neill obituary  joe morris

2021 RIP/Remembrance Poems :

RAY KENNEDY (1951-2021)

30 Nov Ray Kennedy   joe morris

30 Nov Ray Kennedy   Sharon Jones

RON FLOWERS (1934-2021)

12 Nov  Flowers lie for Ron    Crispin Thomas

ROGER HUNT (1938-2021)

29 Sep   ‘Sir Roger’   Mike Bartram

28 Sep  ‘Sir’ Roger Hunt   Crispin Thomas

JIMMY GREAVES (1940-2021)

21 Sep   That Photo of Jimmy Greaves    Michael Simms

19 Sep Of All The Stars (Jimmy Greaves RIP)    Crispin Thomas

19 Sep Jimmy Greaves   Sharon Jones

21 Feb (2010) Jimmy Greaves haikus   Crispin Thomas

04 Sep (2005) Jimmy Greaves    P Maguire

16 Jun  Jimmy Greaves Was My Hero   Crispin Thomas

GERD MULLER  (1945 – 2021)

Aug 15 Der Bomber.      kevin raymond

Aug 15 Ged Muller – ‘Bomber Der Nation’      Sharon Jones

FRANK WORTHINGTON (1948-2021)

23 Mar Elvis in Football Boots    Sharon Jones

PETER LORIMER (1946-2021)

21 Mar Heaven Struck By Thunderbolt (R.I.P Peter Lorimer)   John J O’Connor

IAN ST JOHN (1938-2021)

02 Mar The Legend That Is St John RIP     Crispin Thomas

02 Mar  Ian St John     Sharon Jones

BOBBY KELLARD (1943-2021)

15 Jan Bobby Kellard (he was Well ‘ard )   

COLIN BELL (1946-2021)

06 Jan King of the Kippax   Sharon Jones

05 Jan Colin Bell – 1946-2021   Emdad Rahman

2020 RIP/Remebrance Poems:

PAOLO ROSSI (1956-2020)

04 FebGrazie Paolo (Pablito) Rossi. Per I Recordi.*  kevin raymond

GÉRARD HOULLIER (1947-2020)

15 Dec Gentleman   Gacina Bozidar

15 DecThe Gentleman With Class (RIP Gérard Houllier )   Crispin Thomas

14 Dec  Le Boss Sharon Jones

14 Dec Gérard Houllier 1947-2020 Emdad Rahman

14 Dec Gerard Houllier – Le Boss (haiku)   Sharon Jones

DIEGO MARADONA (1960- 2020)

18 Dec   Diego  Maradona  Ian Andrew

26 Nov   R.I.P Diego    John J O’Connor

25 Nov   Deus Maradona, 1960 – 2020    Clik The Mouse

25 Nov   Diego Maradona 1960-2020    Emdad Rahman

25 Nov The Best of Maradona    Sharon Jones

25 Nov  Maradona RIP     Crispin Thomas

25 Nov  More Than A Footballer – Maradona  Sharon Jones

25 Nov  Maradona   Sharon Jones

RAY CLEMENCE (1948-2020)

15 Nov  “Don’t Get Me Wrong.” (R.I.P. Ray Clemence) John J O’Connor

NOBBY STILES (1942-2020)

01 Nov Nobby Stiles 1942-2020    Emdad Rahman

30 Oct  The genial union   Gacina Bozidar

30 Oct  Nobby Stiles, RIP     Clik The Mouse

30 Oct  More Than Just A Grin (RIP Nobby Stiles)   Crispin Thomas

30 Oct  Nobby Stiles  Sharon Jones

JACK CHARLTON  (1935-2020)

11 Jul Big Jack Charlton – 1935-2020   Emdad Rahman

11 Jul  Big Jack’s Gone – Jack Charlton RIP    Crispin Thomas

NORMAN HUNTER (1943-2020)

18 Apr They’re wearing Cricket Pads up in Heaven   John J O’Connor

PETER BONETTI (1941-2020)

13 April Peter Bonetti, R.I.P.     Clik The Mouse

12 Apr The Years Of The Cat (Peter Bonetti RIP) Crispin Thomas

12 Apr The Cat – Peter Bonetti: 1941- 2020   Emdad Rahman

HARRY GREGG (1932 –2020)

17 Feb Harry’s greatest saves   John J O’Connor

17 Feb Harry Gregg ~ The Man Who Didn’t Just Save Goals  Crispin Thomas

HANS TILKOWSKI (1935 –2020)

15 Jan Haiku for Hans Tilkowski    Graham Salter

2019 RIP/Remembrance Poems :

JUSTIN EDINBURGH (1969-2019)

9 Jun gone too soon    Clik The Mouse

8 Jun Justin Edinburgh 1969-2019   Emdad Rahman

STEVIE CHALMERS   (1935-2019)

29  Apr Stevie Chalmers   sharon wilkie-jones

BILLY MCNEILL (1940-2019)

24 Apr Hail Cesar! Billy McNeil 1940-2019   Emdad Rahman

23 Apr Billy McNeill sharon wilkie-jones

TOMMY SMITH (1945-2019)

22 Apr Tommy Smith RIP  Clik The Mouse

13 Apr Tommy Smith  sharon wilkie-jones

13 Apr Tommy Smith haiku  Crispin Thomas

GORDON BANKS (1937-2019)

22 Feb  Only One Banksy( R.I.P. Gordon) – John J O’Connor

12 Feb Gordon Banks – England’s number oneEmdad Rahman

12 Feb  Gordon Banks R.I.P.Clik The Mouse

12 Feb Banks of England – sharon wilkie-jones

3 Jun A Hero That Could Fly    Mike Bartram

EMILIANO SALA  (1990-2019)

8 Feb  There Is A Bluebird In The Sky   Jim Dolbear

30 Jan No Football Today ~ Song for Sala    Crispin Thomas

HUGH MCILVANNEY (1934-2019)

27 Jan Hugh McIlvanney Haiku-sharon wilkie-jones

2018 RIP/Remembrance Poems:

JOE FASCIONE   (1945-2018)

Jun 25  The One and Only Joe Fascione  kevin raymond

19 Dec The Un-Final Count of Footballers Lost 1914-1918 – Crispin Thomas

TOMMY LAWRENCE (1940-2018)

25 Feb Reverie for Tommy Lawrence – Harry Owen

RAY WILKINS (1956-2018)

04  Apr  Ray Wilkins RIP – Clik The Mouse

ROY BENTLEY (1924-2018)

01 May (2005) Pass It To Roy Bentley!kevin john patrick raymond

07 Dec (2004) Well Done Roy! (for Roy Bentley)Crispin Thomas

2017 RIP/Remembrance Poems :

RONNIE MORAN (1934-2017)

22 Mar RIP ‘Bugsy’ Moran – Mike Bartram

ALEX  YOUNG (1937-2017)

01 Mar Alex Young RIP-Gacina Bozidar

27 Jul  Alex Young –P Maguire

UGO EHIOG (1972-2017)

23 Apr Ugo Ehiogu 1972-2017 – Emdad Rahman

2016 RIP/Remembrance Poems :

ACF CHAPECOENSE (RIP  71 Players – 26 Nov 2016)

29 Aug (2017) Chapecoense – Héber Bensi

04 Dec (2016) The Chapecoense Boys – E Power

02 Dec (2016)  Sometimes…= Mike Bartram

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

JOHAN CRUYFF (1947-2016)

24 Mar  One Sweet Turn ~ Johan Cruyff RIP – Crispin Thomas

2015 RIP/Remembrance Poems:

HOWARD KENDALL (1946-2015)

19 Oct Howard Kendall RIP – Clik The Mouse

17 Oct Big Gentleman~Howard Kendall RIP – Gacina Bozidar

DAVE MACKAY  (1934-2015)

03 Mar  Dave Mackay RIP – Crispin Thomas

BRIAN HALL (1946-2015)

15 Sep  Brian Hall RIP – Graham Salter

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

MATTHEW HARDING (1953-1996)
22 Oct    For Matthew ~Matthew Harding RIP Carol Ann Wood (Chelsea)

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

2014 RIP/Remembrance Poems:

JAMES ALEXANDER GORDON (1936-2014)
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

SENZO MEYIWA (1987-2014)

30 Oct A Nation Mourns -Senzo Meyiwa RIP – Crispin Thomas

ALFREDO DI STÉFANO  (1926-2014)
07 Jul Alfredo Di Stéfano P.Maguire
08 Jul Di Stéfano -haiku kevin halls
07 Jul Di Stéfano’s Gone crispin Thomas

SANDY JARDINE  (1948-2014)
30 Apr Sandy Jardine   Emdad Rahman
TOM FINNEY  (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)  (1920-2014)
25 Jan The Cat Haiku    Crispin Thomas
25 Jan    Bert Williams, The Original ‘Cat’      Robbie Kennedy Bennett

EUSÉBIO  (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

2012 RIP/Remembrance Poems:

RON TINDALL (Chelsea) (1935-2012)  RIP
11 Sep Ron Tindall-Footie Cricket & More RIP 1935-2012 – Crispin Thomas

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

2011 RIP/Remembrance Poems :

SOCRATES  (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) Socrates Signs for Garforth Town   Parry Maguire

GARY SPEED  (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

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

2010 RIP/Remembrance Poems :

KEITH ALEXANDER (1956-2010)

Apr 28  RIP Keith Alexander – Geoffrey Piper

30 Mar Keith Alexander -14 November 1956 – 3 March 2010 – Emdad Rahman

08 Mar Keith Alexander non humphries

2009 RIP/Remembrance Poems:

ARCHIBALD BAIRD (1919-2009)

05 Nov Archie Baird RIP – Clik The Mouse

2007 RIP/Remembrance Poems:

ALAN BALL (1945-2007)

30 Dec Alan Ball RIP – Simon Parr

2006 RIP / Remembrance Poems :

PETER OSGOOD (1947-2006)

03 Mar Osgood Was Good – Crispin Thomas

03 Mar Osgood –Mark Thomas

02 Mar Osgood Is Good – Crispin Thomas

01 MarPeter Osgood, R.I.P.Clik The Mouse

2005 RIP / Remembrance Poems :

JOHNNY HAYNES (1934-2005)

21 Sep 2021 Thoughts While Standing Beside The Statue of Johnny Haynes at Craven Cottage      Michael Simms

20 Oct 2005  Remembering Brave Johnny Haynes – Crispin Thomas

GEORGE BEST  (1946-2005)

03 June (2018) George Best – sharon wilkie-jones

Oct 17 (2014) Belfast’s Favourite Son~George Best haiku – Crispin Thomas

05 Jul (2007) GEORGE Best. 1946-2005 – Jim Dolbear

29 Nov (2006) Georgie Best – Steve Wickham

22 Nov (2006) The George Best Rhapsody – Jason Grant

2004 RIP/Remembrance Poems:

BILL NICHOLSON (1919-2004)

26 Oct Bill Nick, RIP – Clik The Mouse

1994 RIP / Remembrance Poems :

ANDRÉS ESCOBAR   (1967-1994)

23 Nov (2004)  Still Just A Game-Andrés Escobar 1967-94 – Crispin Thomas

1993 RIP / Remembrance Poems :

BOBBY MOORE (1941-1993)

Feb 28 (2014)  Bobby Moore – sharon wilkie-jones

Feb 24 (2013) Bobby Moore – All English hero – Emdad Rahman

Sep 8 (2007)  Bobby Moore- Me

Feb 05 (2005) Come Back Bobby Moore-P Maguire

01 May (2005) Bobby Moore East End Messiah – kevin john patrick raymond

1990 RIP / Remembrance Poems :

LEV YASHIN (1929-1990)

07 Jun (2018)  Lev Yashinsharon wilkie-jones

29 Mar (2005) Lev Yashinkevin john patrick raymond

MATT BUSBY (1909-1990)

Oct 3 Sir Matt Busby (for National Poetry Day)-sharon wilkie-jones

1985 RIP / Remembrance Poems :

HILLSBOROUGH ( 15 Apr 1985) See Your Hillsbough Poems

BRADFORD CITY FIRE DISASTER (11 May 1985)

11 May (2015) The Whole Stand Is On Fire.Bradford 11.05.85 –Crispin Thomas

11 May (2014) Remembering the Bradford City fire disaster-Emdad Rahman

HEYSEL STADIUM DISASTER  (29 May 1985) .

29 May (2009) Under the Atomium (Heysel) – Mark Thomas

12 May (2009) Heysel And The Darkest Hour – Crispin Thomas

05  Apr (2005) For Liverpool and Juventus-kevin john patrick raymond

10 Aug (2004)  Who Remembers Heysel? – P Maguire

1980 RIP / Remembrance Poems :

WILLIAM ‘DIXIE’ DEAN (1907-1980)

Feb 12 (2015)  Bill ‘Dixie’ Dean Dachlan Cartwright

 

 

1971 RIP / Remembrance Poems :

IBROX DISASTER 2 Jan 1971

17 Nov Burial of the Dead   Al McClimens

1958 RIP / Remembrance Poems :

MUNICH AIR CRASH (Feb 6 1958) See Your Munich Poems

1939 RIP / Remembrance Poems :1939

ARCHIBALD LEITCH (1865-1939)

08 Mar (2014) Archie’s Stands – Graham Salter

1930 RIP / Remembrance Poems :

ARTHUR WHARTON (1865-1930)

28 May (2010) Wharton of Darlington – Shaun Campbell

28 May (2010) Song For Arthur – Jimmy Blue

26 May (2009)  Arthur Wharton: Prince of Keepers – Peter Daniel

03 Dec (2005) ARTHUR WHARTON- Elaine Fearn

13 Oct (2004) arthur wharton (1865-1930) – haiku – Crispin Thomas

Nov 22 (2002) Arthur, Arthur What’s the Score – Ralph Hancock

19 Oct (2002)Arthur Wharton – A Burning Black Star -(1865-1930)-Crispin Thomas

1918 RIP / Remembrance Poems :

CENTENARY WW1 (1914-1918) 

08 Nov 2020  The Flowers of Liverpool (Lest we forget)   Sharon Jones 

19 Dec 2018 The Un-Final Count of Footballers Lost 1914-1918 – Crispin Thomas

WALTER TULL (1888-1918)

28 Sep (2014)   Walter Tull-Emdad Rahman

29 Apr (2013) Man not colour – The spurs poet

17 Apr (2008)  Crossing the White Line-Peter Daniel

03 Dec (2005) WALTER TULL –Elaine Fearn

Sep 08 2004 Walter Tull-P Maguire

04 Aug (2003) Walter Tull and Family History – Stuart Butler

 

Source: http://footballpoets.org/news/2022/07/28/your-rip-poems/