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Peter Osgood, R.I.P.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 b. 20th Feb 1947. d. 1st March 2006.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Today just had that air, of a no-good day – yet with no good reason
Until the news broke
And broke my heart
My all time hero – dropped dead today
I dropped my head to pray
As indeed he had done, before collapsing, at a family funeral

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 There’ll be a funereal air
Hanging over Stamford Bridge
For many, many years – probably until
The last Ossie worshipper, joins him

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Finally, sadly, it’s caught up with us :
“Osgood was good”

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Just a rhyme to some
But to most
It was our first indication of how a rhyme can distort
For Ossie, was way better than that.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Though put another way, it resonates.
For as Mick Channon was quoted on this sad, sad day :
“Probably the only one who could touch him was George Best – he was that good.”

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Goodbye Ossie – The King of Stamford Bridge

I’m gutted.

Some people got to see Pele.
Some people got to see George Best.
I got to see Ossie – and learned all there is to know about worship.

Ossie joined Chelsea at 17 in 1964.
He made 380 appearances for the Blues and scored 150 goals, helping us win the 1970 FA Cup and 1971 European Cup Winners’ Cup.
Capped 4 times for England – a stat that just doesn’t do him justice.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/peter-osgood-r-i-p/