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Stan Bowles – The demon footballer

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In the Indy there’s talk of Alan Hudson
Nonpareil Frank Worthington
Stan Bowles the snake charmer
All with less caps than Carlton Palmer

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Always one to go in headfirst
Bad boy from Northern Collyhurst
Loftus Road when the winter was harsh
Took the number ten from Rodney Marsh

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Toppled the F.A Cup off its perch
Stan defied behavioural research
“Bets” rumours were wide of the mark
Still an Invasion at Roker Park

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Brush with Clough and a cruel break up
No final of the European Cup
All of five caps under Alf Ramsey,
Joe Mercer and Donald Revie

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 “If Stan could pass a betting shop like he can pass a football,
“He would be all right” was Ernie Tagg’s catcall
Allure of the horses caused much strife
So Tagg gave Bowles’ wages to his wife

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Number 7
© Emdad Rahman

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/stan-bowles-the-demon-footballer/