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Alan Suddick. R.I.P.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 A free kick is awarded to United
The Bury defensive wall takes up position
The referee pushes them back
The full Ten yards.
Nobody notices the United player
Creeping around the back of the wall
Then suddenly a Bury players shorts
Are around his ankles.
The prankster scurries off
And the Gallowgate end erupts with laughter.
A happy memory from St James’ Park
Back in the Sixties, when players
Played the game with a smile on their faces.
The prankster ? Alan Suddick a wonderful talent.

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Notes

Just my little tribute to Alan Suddick who passed away at the weekend.
Alan was a member of the Newcastle team that won the youth cup in 1962 and went on to score 43 goals in 143 apps for United before moving on to Blackpool where he became a great favourite with tangerines fans. The Bury game is still fondly remembered by older United fans. Bless you Alan, and thanks for the smiles.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/alan-suddick-r-i-p/