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Eleven made in Heaven

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I scour the earth for my eleven
from Timbuktu to Plymouth Devon.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Yashin, Schmeichel ,Banks?
I’m slowly going insane,
so I opt for big Pat Jennings,
the man from White Hart Lane.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I choose Puskas the Hungarian,
who in 1953,
destroyed complacent England
at the famous Wem-ber-lee.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 This little chubby maestro, was a joy to see.
except to Englands’ players who lost the game 6-3.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I pick the Argie Maradonna, and his hand of God,
meaning there is no place for Blackburn’s Andy Todd.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 No Mario Kempes, Zoff or Keano,
instead I go for Rivelino.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 I need a player,cool and sure,
and the first I think of is Bobby Moore.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Mooro was a superstar,
and just nudges out Franz Beckanbaur.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Jim, Jimmy-Jimmy – Jimmy Johnstone makes my wing,
as the hordes at Celtic Park would sing.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Forty cigs a day, does not prolong your life,
but it didn’t slow down, Hollands Johann Cruyff.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Rated the greatest in many a poll,
Pele gets the nod over Spurs’ Frank Saul.

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 I take Di Stefano from Real Madrid,
so no Marvin Hinton or Brian Kidd.

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Wee Hughie Gallagher from long ago,
is still a legend around Glasgow.

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Before the Brazilians were bending kicks,
wee Hughie was up to all those tricks.

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 I leave the greatest player ’til last,
Georgie Best from East Belfast.

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 Destroyed his liver having fun,
and put many a defender on their bum.

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 Yes it Georgie,—–Georgie—-Georgie the Belfast boy,
so there is no place for Mickey Droy.

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 1.Jennings 2.Puskas3.Maradonna.4.Rivelino.5.Moore.
6.Johnstone.7.Cruyff.8.Pele.9.DiStefano.10.Gallagher.11.Best.

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 Now the critic’s will all have moans,
where’s Jairzinho and Vinny Jones.

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 Not a place for Michel Platini,
and how could you omit Terry Mancini?

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 No Tommy Finney or Sir Stan,
or Iain Dowie nor Arthur Mann.

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 Can’t fit in the Brazilian Gerson,
Paulo Rossi or Paul Merson.

23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 Now I have to select a chief,
who in defeat won’t show no grief.

24 Leave a comment on verse 24 0 A coach with a smile this team will need,
so I have no choice but Peter Reid.

25 Leave a comment on verse 25 0 ——————————————————————————–

26 Leave a comment on verse 26 0 © John J O’Connor 10 Dec O2

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/eleven-made-in-heaven/