Thursday, November 5th, 2009
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Dear Archie Baird
you were the Laird
at Dons & Jons
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we knew you not –
in your prime
before our time
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but you’ll be honoured
by the fans
who’ll clasp their hands
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and they’ll admire
all your fire
in club attire
© Clik the mouse, 5th November 2009
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.
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9th November 2017 at 6:20 pm
Well played sir. This should be a cup-winning couplet.
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9th November 2017 at 9:36 am
Nice one Dachlan .Great to have you back and greetings from Stroud to Jakarta
15th October 2017 at 4:32 pm
5th October 2017 at 8:09 pm
Thank you, Graham – much appreciated. Your poems are always highlights I look out for.
26th September 2017 at 6:53 am
So evocative! Love it.
2nd September 2017 at 3:00 pm
Hi Crispin, Thanks so much for this encouragement (sorry, I’ve only just seen this message.) Really appreciate it. Chuffed for you that FGR went up…I live in Wokingham, near Reading. It would be great to catch up with you again.
10th August 2017 at 8:36 pm
Just beautiful imagery Alex…love your stuff….keep on..can’t remember where you live (probably not near ‘Arry in Poole lol) but we’ll have to get you up to Forest Green one day…
Would be great to meet up… if FGR play any where near you too.let me know..I’ll be getting to the odd away game now.
3rd August 2017 at 4:27 pm
Great poem…keep on …I know the feeling!
1st August 2017 at 5:47 pm
And more nonsense please!
I’ve always been a big fan of Eddie’s!
21st July 2017 at 12:57 pm