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Farewell ‘Uncle Phil’ – Phil O’Donnell – 1972-2007

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I liked the young lad as soon as he was described
A new Bryan Robson ordained
The scorching run, a blistering shot
Instantly a fan he’d gained

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 ‘He’s the new McStay’ noted Tommy Burns
Shelling out handsomely to make him a Bhoy
A million and seven hundred thou
Too expensive to be just some decoy

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 As the dreaded injury curse struck
Yorkshire missed out on the prime of ‘Uncle Phil’s career
The prodigal son thus returned to Fir Park
As the faithful raised a chorus and cheer

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Day in, day out, fans watched
from stand Davie Cooper
Butch made him skipper to guide the young lights
The twilight looked bright for this trooper

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 And so as Motherwell entertained the Tangerines
The Belshill boy decided to say farewell
A seizure marked his place in the pantheon of legends
Foe, Feher, Puerta, O’Donnell

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Notes

As football mourns as such every now and then
Our commiserations go out to Phil’s wife and children

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/farewell-uncle-phil-phil-odonnell-1972-2007/