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Even back then he was something special
What we struggled to do with a ball
He could do with his eyes closed
Twelve or thirteen years of age, he would have been.
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Lauded by some top youth clubs
Over in South East London, and used to winning things
Our problem with him in school
Was that he wouldn’t turn out on a Saturday
In 2nd eleven league games for us, where we really struggled.
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We lost the match,
Oh how that defeat hurt
However what helped ease the hurt
Was Mr Wyatt’s total allegiance to the team.
Sticking by those of us
Who’d turned up every week, and giving us a game
When it would have been easy to drop any one of us
In the quest for shallow glory.