Pride of Donkey Town

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 A match to remember, back in seventy-two
Prenton Park awash with red, white and blue
Rovers cheered on by the packed cow-shed
As F.A. Cup Fever infected old Birkenhead

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 From The Potteries came a top-flight Stoke
Giants for the killing by some little bloke?
Last line of defence was a goalie called Banks
Good we had Yeats and Beamish in our ranks

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Men hell-bent on making Donkey Town proud
Gave their all for Tranmere’s biggest ever crowd
Back and forth, the game finished all square
A man in the crowd ruffled his young son’s hair



Tranmere Rovers v. Stoke City, F.A. Cup 4th Round, 5th February 1972.

24, 424 watched a 2-2 draw. To this day, it is Rovers’ record attendance and we were there.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/pride-of-donkey-town/