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From Leeds Road to Prenton Park
And places in between he swaggered –
A craftsman amongst cloggers.
Worthy was a diamond, blessed with
Special genius. They called him Elvis,
King of the crowd-pleasers.
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Hot stuff Currie, found fame in
The Steel City as a razor-sharp Blade.
Blonde locks flowing, he bossed
Midfield with the fancy stuff.
A true master of his craft,
But for England all too briefly –
Pure quality was his trademark.
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Red-booted Cockney kid, darling
Of the Highbury North Bankers.
Local lad Charlie clinched the Cup
With a rocket shot. Long-haired,
Long-faced lad about Town
Who left the Smoke for Derby,
And a frizzy footballer perm.
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Deadly McKenzie; elusive, waif-like,
Twinkle-toed wonder who
Could spin through defences
With a shrug of the shoulders.
From Forest to Leeds and on to
Everton – a fleeting spirit in
The hurly-burly Seventies.
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Laconic Mancunian with gold
In his boots, and flair to spare.
Court jester number 10 at the Bush,
He was Stanley – Pride of the Hoops.
The roguish chancer who liked a flutter;
Off the pitch…and into the bookies –
Winning matches, losing bets.
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QPRodney – a cocky demeanour,
That won games out of nothing.
Big Mal took him to City, but
Too many cooks – it didn’t work;
Went west to Sunshine Soccer, then
Back to Fulham – turning tricks
At the Cottage, with Best and Moore.