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‘Lurch’ makes history

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Where Dave Beasant made history
Clive Goodyear clumsily upends the great Aldo
A textbook predator with the precision of Nick Faldo
Pheet! Penalty! A monumental piece of history has just taken place
The disappointment etched vividly on every Don face
The Wembley turf heaves, every single blade
Eleven penalties in the bag, Aldo gets ready to raid
A master craftsman fires left, firm, sidefooted, it’s a glorious day in May
Ninety eight thousand dumbstruck as Mayonnaise man palms the ball away
Did I say history is a byword at Wembley
Where once Dave Beasant made history

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Notes

Dave ‘Lurch’ Beasant made two pieces of history that day; the first FA cup final penalty save and the first keeper to skipper a winning FA cup side. I must say I chuckled when he dropped a jar of Mayonnaise on his foot…

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/lurch-makes-history/