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James Alexander Gordon

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 JAG one
Listeners millions
transfixed with bated breath
whenever he read
Saturday scores on the radio
year after year after year.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 For over four decades,
JAG never missed a weekend
August to April
odd bits at the side
while listener addiction
grew and grew and grew.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Hence walking back briskly
to the car after a game;
having won or lost or drawn
it was the other results that were wanted
Premiership English
down to Scottish Three
so waiting for JAG
awaiting his words.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Knew each result before
JAG concluded a line
superb intonation
fabulous diction
slow and clear for
game after game after game.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Survivor of polio
no longer with larynx
so no more Saturday fixes
of his dulcet tones.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 For JAG’s now gone
after battles he’s won
flawless and faultless;
a hero to a listening nation
and never to be forgotten.

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Notes

JAG: James Alexander Gordon (1936-2014) Scottish born broadcaster
and reader of UK football results who retired in July 2013

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