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The Cat haiku (Bert Williams RIP)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 ~ ~ ~

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 only saw you once

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 leaping like the cat you were

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 in that great Wolves side

Bert Frederick Williams MBE (31 Jan 1920 – 19 Jan 2014) RIP .

Acclaimed and much revered English international football goalkeeper. Nicknamed ‘The Cat,’ because of his extraordinary agility, he spent the majority of his playing career at Wolverhampton Wanderers where he won the League Championship and FA Cup. At the time of his death Williams was the oldest living England international.

Cited as a huge hero to the fellow nicknamed ‘Cat’ Peter Bonetti who would follow years later, I was lucky enough to see Bert play once for Wolves at Chelsea in the late fifties.

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Bert Williams ~ Wolves Hall of Fame

He played 420 games for Wolves and won 24 caps for England. He was the country’s oldest living international, with that mantle now passing to Sir Tom Finney, who will be 92 in April.

◦’Bert Williams was the best’ says World Cup winner Gordon Banks

◦’I would never have had my career without Bert Williams’
former Wolves keeper Fred Davies

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-cat-haiku-bert-williams-rip/