1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Here’s a team of British players,
whose names ain’t Celt or Saxon,
so don’t look out for Alan Ball,
Kev Keegan or John Jackson.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 We’d roam around the school-yard,
chanting he lived on Heinz spaghetti,
the England and Chelsea keeper,
‘The Cat’ Peter Bonetti.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 His back up Eddie Niedzwiecki,
capped for Wales I do believe,
and number two George Cohen,
who could have been from Tel Aviv.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Left back I’ll have Mike Pejic,
who plied his trade at Stoke,
Pat Van Den Hauwe at number four,
someone no one could provoke.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Pete Rodrigues in at center half,
though he used to play out wide,
and to give a Spanish flavor,
Lawrie Sanchez by his side.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The midfield’s a French connection,
Le Tissier and Le Saux,
and just in front of them,
a wee man from Glas – gow,

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 He’ll run around the field all day,
his engine’s a Ferrari,
capped twenty four times for Scotland,
United’s Lou Macari.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 For my winger I will go for,
a player who’s fast and tricky,
so it will be the old West-Bromwich star,
Welshman Dick Kryzwicki.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 He’ll cross to the center forward,
who’s shouting “on me ‘ead son,”
England’s Nordic sounding player,
the super Stan Morten – son.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 One sub will be Paul Gascoigne,
whose surname it is French,
and I’ll seat England’s Colin Viljoen,
beside him on the bench.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 So remember all the English players,
aren’t Smiths or Stevie Stones,
and every single Welshman,
doesn’t answer out to Jones.

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 The Scots and Northern Irish,
don’t have to be a Mac,
cos theres other names that ships brought in,
many years aback.



1 Peter Bonetti – England
2 George Cohen – England
3 Mike Pejic – England
4 Pat Van Den Hauwe – Wales
5 Peter Rodrigues – Wales.
6 Lawrie Sanchez – Northern Ireland.
7 Graeme Le Seax – England
8 Lou Macari – Scotland.
9 Stan Mortensen – England
10 Matt Le Tissier – England
11 Dick Kryzwicki – Wales.

subs Paul Gascoigne – England,
Colin Viljoen – England.
Eddie Niedzwiecki – Wales.

JJO Dec 24 2004

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/british-capped-squad-with-foreign-sounding-names/?shared=email&msg=fail