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Do You Remember…

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Flags on the halfway line
Refs and linesmen always dressed in black
Numbers 1-4 across the back
No names in a game of characters

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 One super sub sat on the bench
‘Shoot’ league tables with cardboard tabs
Choking on your sherbet dabs
‘Cos you always lost your ‘Arsenal’

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Keepers string gloves made from old vests
There was no recognised ‘obstruction’
The goalie consoled with ‘hard luck son’
As he was helped out of the back of the net

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Never heard of broken metatarsals
The bracing effect of the magic sponge
Players fell, never dived or lunged
And no-one did their cruciate

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Fans stood on the terraces
Managers chewed on fat cigars
Players on a grand a year with no fast cars
Went to the match on the bus

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 It was self-catering with tea in a flask
Sandwiches in an old Oxo tin
And two points for a win
Going home via the Wimpey

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 White line paint which set like rock
No sponsorship logos
No Hollywood pose
For the solo cameraman to miss

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 The First Division was the place to be
The Anfield Kop, the Highbury Clock
All this filed under memory
Before the Premiership left us spoiled

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Notes

D’yer know, I’m not even sure that memories are ‘wot they used to be!’…

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/do-you-remember-4/