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The Man from Uruguay

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Man from Uruguay

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 His name was Danny Bergara, the Man from Uruguay
He came to us from Rochdale, we all wondered…why?
It didn’t take too long for us to understand the reason,
as he took us to the ‘play-offs’ at the end of his first full season.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 And then the following year, with the wheels in full motion,
a truly memorable campaign, ended with promotion.
We had a team to be proud of; and were always on a high,
He put Stockport County on the map, the Man from Uruguay.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Our team was always in the news, both in print and on TV,
And soon he took us to a Cup Final for all the world to see.
Danny led his team out Wembley; the sun was blazing in the sky,
The 1st foreigner to do so, the Man from Uruguay.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 We went to Wembley, twice that week, both games ended in defeat
Danny took us back twice more, the taste was bittersweet.
Even though County lost all four games, he told us not to cry,
He made us all believe in him, the Man from Uruguay.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 His six years at Edgeley Park were the best many had ever seen,
He gave us a new sense of pride in our ‘little’ football team.
He laid down the foundations for the club to aim up high,
He will always be Sir Daniel, the Man from Uruguay.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 And now we mourn his passing, a time of sadness and great loss,
To those who will regard him as the club’s greatest ever ‘boss’.
He will be remembered as a ‘legend’ as time goes by and by,
We will always be grateful for our time, with the Man from Uruguay.

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Notes

This poem is my way of remembering one of the greatest human beings to ever walk through the doors of Edgeley Park, a man from the other side of the world who put my ‘little’ team on the football map.
Thank you for some fantastic memories Danny, God Bless

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-man-from-uruguay/