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Knighted By A Wagstaffe Cross

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Noise soon cranked from the loud North Bank
seats in Molineux Street went clank
telling there by their face
our eleven has found space

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 gripping the terrace barrier
tripping up steps the unlucky tea carrier
our moppy haired Mancunian, this time
shall cause havoc near the line

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 when all Avenue’s were shut
work it wide to Waggy
with his terrific left foot
one little swivel
one deft move
like the latest Beatles record
they were knocked out of groove
a left right drop of his shoulder
a pin-point cross then come over

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 boot him and to uproot him
was the plan
turn back the old iconic clock
and sign him if we can

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 they tried fouls and kicks and dirty tricks
grabbing his shirt and the rest
but they couldn’t stop Waggy
and they couldn’t stop Best

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 how easy he went by internationals
on a pitch not then like a bowling green
with delicate delivery
came the flight of a ball I’ve not since seen

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 when the road to goal was closed
and beefed up bruisers couldn’t be bulldozed
stuck in a bunker like Jack Nicklaus to putt
work it wide to Waggy
with his terrific left foot

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 well, well Waggy I have to say
you entertained, you did hooray!
when at your feet there was the ball
you mesmerised more than opponents
you mesmerised us all

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 in pretence I’m the skipper and won the toss
pats on my back
from players and the boss
for scoring a header
yes, I scored a header, a pin-point header from a Waggy cross

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 by our majesty I felt Knighted
with a Dave Wagstaffe cross has he flighted
a welcome wondrous ball
never shall his grace there fall

KNIGHTED BY A WAGSTAFFE CROSS, a footballer affectionately known as Waggy who graced the left wing for Wolves during the sixties and seventies.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/knighted-by-a-wagstaffe-cross/