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The One and Only Joe Fascione

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I’ve heard all kinds of luvverly tales
Along the Fulham Road
Fulham have their Al-Fayed
Palace Ronnie Noades
But I don’t listen to a word they say
All of it is pony*
The only bloke I idolised
The one and only Joe Fascione!

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Never knew a thing about him
Didn’t know from whenst he came
The first name that I looked for
In the programme at each game
Keep ye doozle dogs and Bovril
Pray give me macaroni
Cos it sounds just like me idol
The one and only Joe Fascione!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Barry Bridges and Bert Murray
Both of them were stars
The rest of our professionals
Spent too much time in bars
Flatter to deceive, then fall down
All of its a phoney
None of that for me idol
The one and only Joe Fascione!

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Notes

*Pony and trap cockney slang for crap!
peace. kev.

Editor Note 8 Aug 2018
Our thoughts from everyone at Football Poets go out to Joe who is very poorly right now. Our best wishes also go out to his family and to Vincent, his brother who took the time to contact us on reading the poem.

As a youngster I was fortunate to see Joe play on may occasions. I grew up near Chelsea’s ground and followed the team home and away until my early 20s. Crispin/Editor Football Poets

About Joe Fascione
Joseph Victor Fascione was born 5 February 1942 in Coatbridge. Now a retired footballer, he played as a right sided winger, he started out with Scottish junior side Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, before being signed for Chelsea by Tommy Docherty in September 1962. Made his debut aged 22 on 23 September 1964 v Birmingham City .Fascione remained with the club until 1969, making a total of 34 appearances. Upon leaving Chelsea he signed for Durban City F.C. in South Africa in the summer of 1969.[2]

He returned to the UK in late 1971, but due to problems in having his playing registration released from South Africa was unable to sign for a club until July 1972. He then joined Dundee United on a trial basis and subsequently had spells with Romford in the Southern League [4] and Barking. He also had a stint as manager of the latter club.

(Abridged information taken from Wikipedia)

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