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Bert

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Too many foreigners in football
names I can’t pronounce
not like Bert, (we love him)
a kosher English name, no doubt
’cept he was German
who fought in the War
an iron cross idol
behind prisoner barbed wire
then in front of a net
a cup final hero
stiff upper lip
with a broken neck
and now he’s dead
he played for Man City,
but a proper footballer
RIP, Bert.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/bert/