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Push and run

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I hear the phrase Tottenham till you die
And Tottenham born and bred
But on this mans birth certificate
N17 the postcode read

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 September 1906
This legend he was born
Joined spurs in 1923
White shirt made to be worn

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 A player for about 16 years
A coaching course he did go
To Hungary around the time of war
His path he did not know

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 He coached the army side in camp
Before he came back home
He went to manage Chelmsford
A few years he would roam

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 But then he came back to Tottenham
Alf Ramsey he did acquire
He would become a passionate leader
Stoking the lilywhite fire

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Make it simple and make it quick
And when your not in possession
Know exactly what you have to do
And get back into position

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 and the phrases push and run
Would also fill the ears
A phrase that we would talk about
For many forthcoming years

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Words that you would have heard
on the training ground
it really must have worked a treat
as glory Tottenham found

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 but the strain got overwhelming
and a breakdown followed on
he ended his connections
with a club where he had shone

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 he was one of the greatest managers
the club has ever seen
he taught Bill Nic and Alf Ramsey
who went on to pastures green

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 he taught it to Vic Buckingham
Who made Ajax a team to beat
Which led to Cruyffs totals football
Which was an incredible feat

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 So from a backroom in the red house
To take us right to the peak
The man that gets a poem
Arthur Rowe is who I speak

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 And for anyone that is younger
Type in You tube and you will find
Centenary celebration video
Where the great man does speak his mind

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Asked about his time with tottenham
He spoke clear and very precise
“To be associated with Tottenham Hotspur
all my life was… nice

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 so if anyone ever wonders
what its like to love the club
go onto the internet
and search the link above

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 this man was genuine Tottenham
and a man I would have liked to know
thank you for everything you did
player ..manager…legend …Arthur Rowe

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 The spurs poet © Thespurspoet 2013 All rights reserved no part of this document may be reproduced without consent of author

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/push-and-run/