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Archie Baird RIP

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Dear Archie Baird
you were the Laird
at Dons & Jons

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 we knew you not –
in your prime
before our time

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 but you’ll be honoured
by the fans
who’ll clasp their hands

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 and they’ll admire
all your fire
in club attire

from news.bbc.co.uk :

Tributes have been paid to an Aberdeen football legend after his death at 90.

Archie Baird was the oldest surviving player of the 1947 team which secured the club’s first ever Scottish Cup victory, beating Hibernian.

Born in 1919, he arrived at Pittodrie in 1938, but did not make his competitive debut until 1946.

He made 104 league appearances for Aberdeen, and scored 26 goals. The club said their thoughts were with his family and friends.

He left Aberdeen to join St Johnstone and then became a teacher and journalist.

The Pittodrie club hosts St Johnstone on Saturday in the SPL, and a joint silence will be held to mark Armistice as well as Archie Baird’s career with the two clubs.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/archie-baird-rip/