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Cup Final Moments

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 days when the nation used to come together
days that are gone now forever and ever
days when you woke with a gleam in your eye
days when we didn’t have the money or Sky
the only game live on the tele back then
everything began around ten a.m
fifty years back fifty years gone
memories memories coming on strong
glory and passion hope and despair
Cup Final moments hung in the air

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 just about remember the Coronation
but I missed Matthews wowing the nation
back in our house well we had to wait
our first tele came in ’58
United and Bolton flooding my sight
dazzling the country in black and white
Kenny Wolstenholme and the Wembley Towers
we sat glued for hours and hours
all of us moved by the Munich disaster
willing on the Reds as hearts beat faster
big Nat Lofthouse ruined their day
barging one in and blowing them away
glory and passion hope and despair
Cup Final moments everywhere

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 first Cockney Final in 67
Blues fans stunted and Spurs in heaven
71 and they did it at last
Osgood and Webb took Leeds to task
76 and the game took a spin
Saints stole the day and went marching in
United-Arsenal in 79
running out of options running out of time
not long to go and so liitle in it
three sweet goals in the last five minutes
into the 80s all of those games
billed as classics and hyped up the same
always the passion always the dream
always the same whatever the team
romance fantasy blue and white hair
Cup Final moments hanging in the air

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 that mazey dribble back in 81
Spurs ‘Ricky Villa tore City undone
cheering on Brighton in 83
came so close but it wasn’t to be
87 dawned it was Coventry’s turn
Sky Blue history hearts still burn
Vinnie and Wisey Wombling away
Wimbledon ruining Liverpool’s day
91 and the madness went on
Gazza lost the plot and it’s still going wrong
nerves keep jangling upsets despair
Cup Final moments here and there

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 96 it was Man U’s dream
Anfield shuddered as fashion went cream
Liverpool’s suits stunned the red and white armies
Spice Boys on acid met Georgio Armani
97 and the fastest goal
Di Matteo with heart and soul
in the Millennium and Cardiff bound
Gooners and Scousers flooding that town
everybody sayin’ the magic’s all gone
but all through the Noughties the dream went on
pot luck-lottery we don’t care
Cup Final moments in the atmosphere

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Stevie Gerrard and a late-late slam
heartbreak time for the Hammers fans
Arsenal Liverpool Chelsea Man U
got a bit boring for me and you
now we’re back where we all belong
Pompey and Cardiff – pundits got it wrong
real fans setting off heading for the ‘smoke’
Big Four monopoly you’re havin’ a joke
makes no difference what the papers all say
magic lives on and it never goes away
glory and passion hope and despair
Cup Final moments are back in the air

tell us yours..go on we dare you.Or the Champions League Finals ..or European Cup..What else are you gonna do for a few months ?
Go shopping ,gardening-tip spotting at the Chelsea Flower Show,
,DIYing, Wimbledon, or cheer on Switzerland inn the Euros..big choice?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/cup-final-moments/