The Perfect Save can kill a game,
more so than the perfect goal,
the Perfect Save can change a match,
can shatter outfield souls.
The pursuit of the Perfect Save never dies,
it takes casualties as the game grows,
sometimes it’s safer to settle for less,
as Shilton surely knows.
The Perfect Save is beautiful but dangerous,
sometimes evokes blunder,
showboating by number ones,
that piece of goal-mouth wonder.
The Perfect Save needs the perfect shot,
the save etched with defiance,
Banks v Pele?
That’s the sort of non-compliance