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The flying Irishman – Peter McParland

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Thoroughbred from Dundalk
All out to pop the bubble
Fought Sir Matt’s Babes to foil
The century’s first double

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Remembering the fifty seven final
McParland away Scott free
With the most notorious challenge
In FA Cup history

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Bull charge on Ray Wood
Smacking the Red Devils face
Walloped and cracked cheekbone
Then won the cup with a brace

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Villa’s seventh and last FA Cup
Starring Johnny Dixon and Stan Lynn
Seamus with a decade of service
Houghton’s gift from George Martin

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 International at just nineteen
Five Jules Rimet goals in total
Propelling the Northern Irish
To a World Cup Quarter final

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 In the Golden Boot race
Only Pele, Fontaine and Rahn
Their smoking boots hit the net
A few more times than Peter Pan

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Number 7
(c) Emdad Rahman

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-flying-irishman-peter-mcparland/