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Captain Marvel

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Up north where strangers are readily met with a greet
From the heart and the terraces of Chester le Street

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Industrially produced from girders and an Irn Bru can
Make way, make way for the bionic man

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Young Bryan held little appeal for Lawton or Greaves
No Milburn, Charlton or Gallacher, always Wyn Davies

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Energy of an ox that could sprint full pelt for miles
Fashioned into a tower block by the fabled Johnny Giles

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 So Gilbert’s best accepted a too good offer from Don Howe
Fiver increasing to eight a week if he put in a good plough

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Sheer strength of a bull, the speed and poise of a gazelle
At the tip of the sword New Balance, many a foe fell

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 With a purring Rolls Royce engine leaving many in his wake
To prise this young stallion a British record it would take

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 And so it was with Big Ron that Robbo took the red pill
To the steady tune of an awesome one and a half mil

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 A centre circle contract at the theatre of dreams
To revive a sleeping giant and to rule supreme

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 To rule the engine room was the task of this nipper
Thus Britley boy led United as longest serving skipper

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Many memories including the Barca demo job
Skewered and braised El Diego, just like corn on the cob

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Ninety caps for country, twenty six in the bag
Facing Marvel meant time to hoist the white flag

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 French humbled in Bilbao by Lord Lawson’s footballing lord
Twenty seven seconds in Bilbao to grab the world record

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Throughout a splendid era pitch knocks cast a small dark shadow
Two world cup injury pullouts proved an all time career low

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 Things could have been very different for the Red Express
Could have formed a magnificent pairing with Graham Souness

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 But rejected the overtures of the legend Bob Paisley
Missed out as swashbuckling hero of the Mersey

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 Number 7
© Emdad Rahman

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Notes

My best player 🙂

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/captain-marvel/