Sean Connery, The Keeper!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “The name’s Bond, James Bond”

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 That maybe so Mr Connery
When your flashing yer pecs in the flicks
But I can recall, you playing charity football
And a blinder you had t’ween the sticks.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 In goal for the showbiz eleven
We stood on the line and admired
A keeper both daring and brazen
And a never say die(sic) kinda guy.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 You’d rush from the goal
Clearing your lines
Lambasting inept defenders.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The very same bloke
Who had a great time
Near the ocean with Ursula Andress.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 We heard you had trails at United
Then acting put an end to all that
I can see you as stand in for the great Harry Gregg
But goalies wages in those days were cat.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Anyway that’s me tale about Sean Connery
Keeping goal for the showbiz eleven
I can’t remember the score, for the life of me
But it sure wasn’t double 0-7!



Continuing on with the goalie theme. This is a true story about a charity football match, I watched as a kid, that took place just off the Kings Road in London, between a showbiz eleven and the Irish Guards.

Sean Connery was some keeper, absolutely fearless, who knew how to look after himself in to the bargain, he was replaced at half-time by David Frost, no less, another half decent keeper as well.

These games were full on, well attended and made vast amounts of money for various childrens charities, with the movie stars giving their services for nothing and really for the most part enjoying the break that football gave them, from show business.

I can vaguely remember seeing: Tommy Steele, Joe Brown, Adam Faith, and loads of others whose names escape me, getting really stuck in, or putting it about!

All in aid of a good cause, you understand?



Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/sean-connery-the-keeper/?shared=email&msg=fail