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Bringing Back Memories

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Bring back the man in black
No referees in Josephs many colours
Bring back unfit stern physios
With only a sponge to make the pain duller

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Bring back flat caps and rosettes
Bring back collections around the pitch
Bring back the fans, give them back their game
Stop taking the money, ban the rich

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Bring back players who never flinched
When a dislocated bone was returned to its socket
Bring back wooden goalposts and rattles
Bring back peaches, screamers and rockets

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Bring back the half time oranges and Bovril
Bring back games played out in dense fog
Bring back grounds surrounded by homes
And pitch invasions by a Jack Russell dog

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Bring back the hope, the heart
The muddy grass roots
Bring it all back to your mind
Bring back the plain black studded boots

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 It brings it all back
So many changes and how fast
Old moaners like me reminiscing
The best of football is now past

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Notes

The Premiership and its circus will never be what my generation remembers as the beautiful game. Getting to the Premiership is not the be all and end all – but surviving as a football club is. If Norwich City do that I’ll be happy. League One, Championship – fine by me!
Editor Note:Your feelings are always echoed here. Oh great another legendary club sold down the line! “When will they ever learn?”.B.Dylan

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/bringing-back-memories/