The Admirals Men

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Real Football
Down Little Wembley way
Grass-roots footy
Where the sky is blue
And lower case….

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 There is much nostalgia
In football
For the standing terrace
The working class fan
The rose – tinted Caseys

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But whilst modern youth gaze
On the neon blaze of Gareth Bale et al
Nelson FC took the glory in the summer of 1923
By tackling the Madrileñas
In their own backyard

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The Admirals Men
Sailed away victorious
First English side to beat
The mighty Madrid
On home soil…

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Of such stuff are dreams made
As history records
And those with dreams to dream
Recall that David slay Goliath
Against the odds son, against the odds.



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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-admirals-men/