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ALBION AT WEMBLEY

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Hardly the glory days
of the Fifties and Sixties;
when fifty thousand
regularly craned over the backs of heads
to catch shutter-glimpses
of Allen, Robson and Hope.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 But still special.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The Second Division Play-Off Final-
rolls off the tongue like superglue.
(One step up from the Sherpa Van Wheeltrim Trophy
or the Autoglass Double-Glazed Cup).

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 We brought forty thousand,
Vale brought twelve-
we ruled Wembley on and off the pitch.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Afterwards, Ossie samba’d on the pitch;
we conga’d on the terraces;
nobody wanted to go home.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Drowning out the post-match analysis
with the riotous harmony of car horns,
our minds fluttered blissfully back….
to the highlights; the goals; the final whistle;
memories dancing like the scarves
tied around every aerial all the way home.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The Second Division Play-Off Final:
West Bromwich Albion 3 Port Vale 0

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/albion-at-wembley/