Small children with rattles
woollen hats on their heads
cheering on the teams
be it the Blues or the Reds.
Grown men smoking fags
Mild or Bitter on their breath
keeping an eye on the kids
whilst swearing at the ref.
The Beatles over the Tannoy
singing I wanna hold your Hand
cold winds hitting the terraces
can’t afford to sit in the stand..
Piles of snow pushed to the side
players covered and caked in mud
Greavsie and Best full of tricks
getting clobbered because they were good.
Three o’clock on a Saturday afternoon
half past Seven during the week
watching hard crunching tackles
no place for the timid or meek.
They say never look back in Football
as if it’s some sort of sporting crime
but I’d love to return to the sixties
as it was the best decade of all time !