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James Alexander Gordon

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 We all know the name
Voice instantly recognised
We don’t know the man
But he’s part of our lives

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Classified football results
Since nineteen seventy four
He reads the first half of the fixture
From that you can guess the score

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 He has that famous inflection
In his nectared vocal tone
There’s no-one else quite like him
So – for JAG – I wrote this poem

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Notes

Editor Note (first published here January 2009)

James Alexander Gordon was born in 1936. His distinctive style gives interest and drama to what would otherwise be a boring list. He contracted polio as a child which left him with a speech impediment though you would never guess that now. His determination and ability means that he has achieved a long and successful career, his voice proving a great asset. An unsung hero of our game. Hip Hip! S B Ingle

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/james-alexander-gordon-2/