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The night Villa ruled Europe

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 1982 European Cup Final

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 De Kuip in swanky Rotterdam
In town Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Villa’s claret face Bavarian might
Mortimer locks horns with Breitner

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Old hand Withe pairs young marvel Shaw
Opposite Hoeness and Augenthaler
Morley rampant on the wing
Cowans stars as chief playmaker

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “Shaw, Williams prepared to venture down the left,”
Brian Moore through gritted teeth
“There’s a good ball played in for Tony Morley!
Oh it must be! And it is! Peter Withe!”

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Brums on seats as the Villains hang on
Hand shook with Artemio Franchi
Mortimer lifts such glistening silver
Barton’s men make Villa history

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Rimmer now a champion twice
It’s now six years in a row
Europe bows to English rule
Whilst the claret and blue rivers flow

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Spink, Swain, McNaught,
Evans, Williams, Mortimer,
Cowans, Bremner, Withe,
Shaw, Morley, Rimmer

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Number 7
© Emdad Rahman

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-night-villa-ruled-europe/