Fifty years of Football

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 My first game was in sixty one
sat in the stands with my Dad
can’t really remember the score
just recall being excited and glad.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 That was the start of my passion
kept on going no matter win or lose
stood on the cold and wet terraces
cheering on my beloved Sky Blues.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 That was the era of the legend Jimmy Hill
the man who had the Midas touch
who got us up to the First Division
that’s why we owe him so much.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Seen lots of great players over the years
Moore, Law, Bell, Brady, George Best,
but Greavsie is my all time favourite
just simply so much better than the rest.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Loved our old football ground
and like our new arena as well
but following Coventry these days
is a mixture of pleasure and hell.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 But I can’t believe it’s fifty years
no wonder my hair has gone Grey
but that’s what must happen I guess
supporting my team home and away.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 But at least I’ve watched the greats
like the one and only Gordon Banks
and watched us lift the F.A.Cup
so to my late father I give you thanks !


Reading Crispins poem on John Motson got me thinking about how long Ive been going to matches, and when I sat and thought back I was a bit surprised to be honest to realise how long it’s been.

But even though my club has given me lots of pain I have to admit I’ve enjoyed it all and hopefully can continue doing so !

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/fifty-years-of-football/