“Keegan two, Heighway one….”

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 As another year draws to it’s end
Let’s bid adieu to a pundit and friend
Of avid radio listeners
Out working or doing their shopping

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Who in those wonderful occasional errs
He’d tell us” Who cares who finished third?”
Or let on that:”The Czech defence were left strung out
Cross the pitch, like a line of me ma’s drying washing”.*

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Or:

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “It’s Keegan two, Heighway one
Liverpool three, Newcastle none”
At Wemberly in `74`.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 So as`the box`above Elysian Fields
Welcomes a lyricist with real star appeal
`On the mike`alongside Brian Moore
Will his dulcet tones puzzle
Future panellists to A Question of Sport?


Dedicated to The Quite Remarkable David Coleman O.B.E. B.B.C radio and television commentator.

Goodnight and May Your God Go With You.

*B.B.C commentary from the Brazil v Czechoslovakia tie. World Cup Finals of 1970.Though obviously not word for word!



Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/keegan-two-heighway-one/