1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 We may not want to believe it, though we know that he has gone
The man who summed up all our feelings, as City fell three one
Goodbye Richard Harnwell, you were really quite a guy
I know you’ll still be commentating, from your gantry in the sky.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 You were such a character, your type are really rare
As a Stockport County supporter, few with you compare
And though Richard has passed away in his forty seventh year
You can be sure that it’s not the last of him, that we will ever hear.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 In the history of Stockport County, his mark is truly made
On many matchday videos, his voice is still replayed
His commentaries conveyed his passion, a truly marvellous sound
He always made you believe, that you were with him in the ground

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Stockport County’s king of the ‘mike’, is now watching from the sky
And as we remember him, he would not want for us to cry
He would want us all to laugh, as we sip upon our beers
He would not want to be remembered, whilst we are all in tears.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 So farewell to you Richard, I know you are now finally at rest
As friends go I would have to say, you were up there with the best
I hope that where you are right now, you get to see ‘The County’ play
And in your personal heaven, they beat Man City everyday.



Richard Harnwell, a long time friend of mine (and many others) passed away recently after a long illness, he had lived his 46 years following his local team through thick and mainly thin.
He became the club ‘historian’ and played a big part in the club’s matchday ‘commentary’ team for many years.

I wrote this poem as my own personal ‘tribute’ to a man who I shared a passion with, and someone who I will miss for a long time to come.

Goodbye Mate

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/goodbye-3/?shared=email&msg=fail