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Call My Bluff

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 back in the good ol’ days
we had real raconteurs
full of repartee and wit

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 solid decent types
who linger long in the memory,
to whit :

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 the forthright Doog
the loqacious talking chin
the controversial Clough

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 the eloquent Malcolm Allison
and tiddly Tommy Doc –
who added a bit of gruff

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 But if you were to suggest
that now is a golden era :
what, Shearer insightful and Lineker tough?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 I’d as soon swap the planks for a bit o’ Shanks
and would definately
be compelled to call your bluff

someone mentioned Call My Bluff on the radio this morning, and sent me off on nostalgic rant!

someone – being Ian Dempsey, breakfast show host in Ireland, and fellow Chelsea fan!

the talking chin – if you were around then, you won’t need reminding that I am of course referring to Jimmy Hill

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/call-my-bluff/