It was sixty years ago
in November 1953,
came the Magyars
the national team of Hungary.
England said: “who’s the chubby one?”
he looks too heavy to play the game,
but the “chunky” man was a genius
and Ferenc Puskas was his name.
But England were invincible at home
so the visitors stood little chance,
yet the opposition had other ideas
and led the Three Lions a merry dance.
Billy Wright went into the tackle
but Puskas just dragged the ball back,
and smashed into the roof of the net
to end yet another Magyar attack.
They also had the classy Hidegkuti
who on the ball was very slick,
he tormented the English defence
and scored a superb hat-trick.
Hungary just tore England apart
putting six goals past Gil Merrick,
and although they scored three
the hosts hardly had a kick.
The Magyars had invented total football
playing a game never seen before,
they totally outclassed England
who ended up looking really poor.
A few months later they met again
as England went looking for a win,
but in Budapest they got thrashed
as seven goals went flying in.
The mighty Magyars will never be forgotten
sixty years on we still revere their name,
when they came to our country
and showed us how to play the game.