1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The radio the news that broke
That made my blood run cold
With hushen tones the voice that spoke
Recalling days of old
When mighty whites were on the move
Accepting no defeat
The barmy army in the groove
To Sergeant Wilko’s beat

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Macca, Strachan, Speedo, Batts
The quartet pulling strings
Brains and brawn and class and brass
Rampaging on the wings
Eric’s collar then was white
With Chapman striker ace
And Sterland steaming down the right
Dorigo, poise and pace
Whyte and Fairclough tracking back
Sinews strained to block
Wallace probing in attack
Defences run amok
In steel city victory won
The Blades put to the sword
And Man United lose again
As Leeds and Anfield roared

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The top gun in a top man top
Eleven on his back
His runs from deep they couldn’t stop
Defence into attack
From box to box with strength and stealth
Accomplished with both feet
“Go on Speed, get one yourself”
The ball was struck so sweet
Dependable and debonair
A broad grin cross his face
Soaring high into the air
And heading home with pace
The radio the news decreed
A sense of disbelief
The football world lost Gary Speed
United in its grief


Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/speedo/