Oh No! It’s June 14 1970. Leon. Mexico.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 A balmy summers day,
Can fool the senses in to saying:
“The Flower Show seems almost worth a view”
Though I now know this isn’t true
On going radio as you do
After eyeing what was in ‘The Evening News’.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Seeing England’s new team shirt
Exhumed my pain and buried hurt
To how it was way back in ’70’
I was there in Leon once again
In a quarter final World Cup game
Wincing at each blow struck by our enemy.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Beckenbauer was in his prime
Seeler’s nut forced extra time
Then Der Bomber simply stabbed us through the heart
The Bank of England laid up sick
We stuck The Cat between the sticks
To no avail as that German team oozed class.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 So as this latest England shirt
Like tops marked Franz, Uwe and Gert
When The Germans got revenge for ’66’
I feel as an England fan I must
Complain wholeheartedly and trust
Der dummkopf who designed said changes it?



Well the new England shirt looks a nailed on double of the German shirt from that awful day to me, and you know what’s even worse is? What it reminds me of. Seventeen years old I was, and absolutely devastated by this result.

Simply cruising we were until Bobby Charlton got tugged, then we on that day are history.

One of the most interesting periods for the England team this is, for a whole host of very different reasons.

Carefree…..raised on Celery

Go well and be lucky.



Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/oh-no-its-june-14-1970-leon-mexico/