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Morrison’s – Fellows Park

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Your Familiar warmth
the warmth of winter,
Faded golden hopes of summer.
Your floodlights like those dreams grew dimmer
unlike my love of our time together.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Alsop, Buckley, Hancocks, Clarke;
Clough made his debut at Fellows Park.
Taylor, Richards, and most capped Kearns,
it was mostly failure but my heart still yearns.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Now i’ve no axe to grind with the modern ground
it’s felt more like a home since Sir Ray rolled into town.
While your picture on my hearth wall reminds me every day
that i’ll always be a Saddler, though I live in Whitley Bay.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 But while learning this contentment with your memories in a book
a favourite dream recurs, and it’s always the FA cup.
Chapman’s mighty Gunners
crushed at muddy Fellows Park
with Alsop chaired above the throng,
on Morrison’s car park.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/morrisons-fellows-park/