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Dear Big Mick

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Dear Big Mick
Now you’ve signed for Milton Keynes
I feel I must write this verse
To tell you what it really means

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I was only twelve in ’88
Seeing you hold the cup,
Felt like something truly great
I had your name on my shirt for many years later
To me there was no hero greater

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 My mother had a picture of you and her,
On her bedroom table
She used to tell of your goal whilst playing for Derby
As if it was some kind of fable

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 My son was twelve in 2009
A Mad Hatter, despite the clubs difficult time
Three generations of my family saw you lift the trophy
And do the Eric Morecambe dance
Your connection to the club and it’s fans
Was far more than just luck and chance

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The next year some of us booed, and called for your head
But please Big Mick,
Don’t be mislead
We were just frustrated, and lashing out
You just happened to be in charge
And we needed to shout

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 We despise the Dons for many a reason
You joining them, feels like an act of treason
To me there was no hero greater
Now it feels like you’re just a traitor

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 They stole Wimbledon FC
The club you played for and ended your career
They remember you fondly, or so I hear
This makes your crime doubly worse
Of taking money from Winklemans purse

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 They try to steal our fans with free tickets and cheap shirts
And its our beloved club that it really hurts
But hiring our legend is no cheap marketing trick
Its a massive body blow, and makes me feel quite sick

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Of course you have to make a living,
But for joining them, there is no forgiving
There are loads of other clubs you could have gone to
Stevenage, QPR even Watford would do,
But why join the one club that really does to us matter,
And tarnish your legacy
As a legendary Hatter

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Notes

I wrote this when Luton legend Mick Harford joined the MK Dons.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/dear-big-mick/