Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
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you brightened up the Bridge
you became our Prince
once the “King” had departed
and you controlled games
in a way we’d never seen.
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you gave us hope
where there was none
and all throughout your reign
you brought a sense of fun
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you had bullets in your boots
and subtlety in your soul
you influenced other ways
than route one to goal
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we saw the very best of you
Captain in your teens
you had to carry brother Graham
who didn’t share your genes
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not everyone was enamoured
some thought you rather drab
and cruelly at Old Trafford
they nicknamed you the “crab”
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you were more suited to Milan
it was much more to your style
they appreciated the keep-ball
the precision and the guile
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you were our Bobby Moore
suave, sophisticated and chic
our memory banks will bulge
when we recall you at your peak
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time now to dry our eyes
for all the tears that we’ve “Shed”
for you’re truly missed already
by every Blue and every Red
The best always go too soon.
Such sad news today that Ray “Butch” Wilkins passed away.
He was such a part of my childhood and he will forever be immortalized in our memories for all the joy that he brought into our lives.
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great words Clik
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5th April 2018 at 8:57 am
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22nd June 2018 at 11:19 am
lovely words Graham. You capture it all…
21st June 2018 at 7:50 am
Watching England Warning~We Are Here For You.
It’s going ok at the moment Kev but it’s only one match.
So do remember watching England long term can become addictive and possibly lead to severe uncontrollable emotion and devotion.
It might seem s bit of a gamble to call on us for a poem to help you, but we are here for you mate night and day throughout ther tournament and after when it might get worse.
20th June 2018 at 10:30 pm
Glad you like it Crispin. I’m turning into Victor Meldrew ! I don’t believe it !
20th June 2018 at 4:58 pm
great verse and poem Geoff…
i might use the pic of Kane being wrestled and saved from the jaws of a T-Rex pitch invader currently doing the rounds if it’s hi enough quality…..in next day or so..have added the following tags btw World Cup 2018 / Kane/Russia.
20th June 2018 at 2:38 pm
office memories for me…
and no nil nils either…but that’s part of another haiku!
20th June 2018 at 1:09 pm
Too right Kev on both counts VAR and missed chances…!
Dilemma for Gareth…
…will he be bold and sacrifice Sterling for Rashford… or worry about Sterling’s confidence being dented even though he never scores for Ingerland and keeps running into dead ends… no time for that…
and RLC in for Deli Alley Pally… time for bravery…
nice one C
19th June 2018 at 10:48 pm
just brilliant KEV!
18th June 2018 at 2:17 pm
18th June 2018 at 1:42 pm
Listened to two lovely bubbly female Irianian fans on 5 Live …chatting excitiedly about how amazing it is to wear modern clothes and go to a game! Ouch.
18th June 2018 at 1:40 pm
yeah i saw that
cringey or what!