Looking through old Scrapbooks and Annuals

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I know it sounds a bit sad
and I do need to get out more
but I enjoy looking at old books
some as far back as 1964.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Kenneth Wolstenholme’s Annual
pictures are all in Black and White
players from all around the world
in shorts that were baggy not tight.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Football grounds packed to the rafters
fans in the crowd with caps on their heads
pictures of kids holding their rattles
under the headline of you mighty Reds.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Glad I kept hold of some of my Scrapbooks
full of pictures and cuttings and stuff
pages of great matches and stars
and players who looked really tough.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Charles Buchan was always a favourite
it had cartoons and a giant crossword
I remember taking one to a game as a boy
and getting the autograph of David Herd.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Strangely the kits they wore are now in style
but without sponsors names on their chest
there’s something truly magical and iconic
to see just a club’s badge on a player’s vest.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 So I’m pleased I kept all this football nostalgia
even though the pages do have a musty smell
but it’s good to look back at footballers
who used Brylcream and not lots of Gel !



Now and then I do like looking through old football stuff and seeing how it was back in the sixties and seventies.

But as I’ve written before football is great to a young lad now just as it was back then for me.

But it made me smile to see pictures of blokes in the crowd with fags in their mouths, do that at the Ricoh now and you’d get a banning border !

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/looking-through-old-scrapbooks-and-annuals/