Bill Dean

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 That blessed head
Netting goals
Like fishes and loaves
Galilee’s fishermen
Looked on in envy
For by the banks of the Mersey
You were catching men’s souls.


ParryMaguire (2004)

Editor’s Note :

William Ralph Dean, (Jan 22 1907 – March 1 1980), born in Birkenhead.

Everton’s legendary goalscorer, he was the only English player to have scored over 60 goals in one season (1927/28).
He scored a total of 349 goals for Everton.

Better known by his famous nickname, which apparently he hated.
In deference, Parry has chosen not to use it.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/bill-dean/