Scrapbooks filled page by page
One full of foriegn players
Like Yashin, Puskas, Di Stefano.
Another was just for teams
With names like Dukla Prague,
and Eintracht Frankfurt.
I can remember a pennant
It was of Benfica,
Underneath was a picture of Eusebio.
A book full of international stars,
Rivera, Garrincha, Uve Seeler,
Pele spread over several pages.
One was devoted to Jimmy Greaves
Greavsie wearing different kits,
Spurs, West Ham and Chelsea.
At least half a dozen books
Devoted to Coventry City F.C.
Pictures with autographs on them.
Scrapbooks lovingly kept
Neatly stacked away
Alongside piles of soccer annuals.
These are diaries of a childhood
Footballers and football teams
And seasons remembered.