Chippy a.k.a Liam Brady

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In those posh marble halls of North London
Near Herbert Chapman’s bust
One young Dubh who joined that club
Is always passionately discussed

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I watched him, whilst a shedhead
You couldn’t say he’d pace
But what he had in abundance
Was a visionary use of space

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The field was his
He tempted, teased
A look this way or that
He conjured up passes with such precision
To which we raised our hats

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Never on the hurry up
Always seemed to have loads of time
A coup de grace was dispatched across the grass
Towards the forward line

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 His midfield role as Gunners know
Was so instrumental in
Alan Sunderland and Frank Stapleton
Becoming revered North London Kings

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Turin giants came to call
To whisk the star away
He then a legend became again
In the Stadio Dell ‘Alpe

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Fluent in Italian, adapted to the change,
Just like John Charles, who the fans adored,
His time in Turin was the icing on the cake
Of what went on before

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 As the two foreigners rule was still in place
He went to Sampdoria, joined Vierchowod and Mancini
His replacement in the old lady’s affections?
That extraordinary Michel Platini

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Dublin, North London, Turin
Genoa and Glasgow too
Fantastic places to tie up yer laces
And make yer dreams come true

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Such a fabulous career is what I hear
He now tries to describe
To the youngsters down at Highbury
Whose star has yet to rise
So listen avidly to Liam Brady boys
He’ll tell yer, you’ve the chance of a fantastic life!




Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/chippy-a-k-a-liam-brady/