Roy of the Rovers

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 From where the heroes of Melchester played
In pictures from childhood escapades
The legend of Roy Race
Ink icons dripped from page to page
Players sketched out in youthful eyes
Illustrations come to life
The jovial antics of Noel Baxter
To the thumping boot of Duncan McKay
In red and yellow strip adventure
Racey’s Rocket tears out from the paper
Kenny Logan’s one two with Blackie Gray
From box to box the Rovers play
Olly Olsen’s fancy dribbles
Paco Diaz chips a cross
Johnny Dexter’s breaking tackle
Pak Soon lays it off
Grandad Gosden to Terry Spring
The Mel Park faithful begin to sing
Andy Styles makes a save
And Vic Guthrie loses his rag again!
Vibrant youthful imagination
Once drawn in football animation
Through dusty comics seasoned eyes retrace
The illustrious tales of the legendary Roy Race


Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/roy-of-the-rovers/