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A Slice Of History

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Flicking through the yellowed pages, a musty
Reminder of better days – Burnley, Stoke and
Ipswich top flight regulars – Slazenger, Stylo;
The latest Umbro kit for boys – a world away
From saturation selling. It was’You Are The Ref’,
And players’ wives in self-conscious mini skirts.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The great and the good in vivid colour, and always
A double-page team group treat; Luton, or Liverpool
It didn’t matter; they all got featured – eventually.
And every August we waited with baited breath for
Those gloriously tacky league ladders – the power in
Your hands to relegate the clubs you didn’t like…

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Some mangled their magazines with scissors for
The sake of team scrapbooks – highly regrettable in
These nostalgia-obsessed times, but the pictures
Were great for autographs – when you could get
Next to your terrace heroes outside the ground.
Goal, Shoot, Scorcher – great names, great memories.

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Notes

Don’t you wish you’d kept all yours in one piece ?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-slice-of-history/