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8.8.3

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Eight players,
Young lions of their day,
Taken
By the snow.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Eight journalists,
A pride in every word,
Written off
By the snow.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Three backroom lads,
Stalwart support abounding,
Pulled down
By the snow.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Nineteen floodlights switched off,
Bright stars in their sky.
Darkened
By the snow.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 6th February 1958

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Notes

I was seven at the time, and a Man City fan, but I still remember the shockwaves around Manchester.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/8-8-3/