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Not Just A Number

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Just numbers on shirts, we knew their names
Recalling when players wore their shirts with pride
Not to advertise themselves
Numbered sequence, allied
Now after every game
6-0-6 discuss the names
Famous only for celebrity
Open mouthed scandals, broken sobriety
Our men have been replaced by boys
In the image of Peter Pan

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Notes

The passing of Emlyn Hughes has reminded me what football used to be like, it was about the football, nothing else. Muddy pitches and
full terraces. I think I might be digging out a Match of the 70’s video later.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/not-just-a-number/