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The Pickpocket

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Pele called him
the greatest defender
that he had ever played against
others The Pickpocket
because of his ability to take the ball
from a strikers foot
whilst still staying on his feet
to control the ball to safety

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 this hero of England
had a middle name of Chelsea
I wonder if some in the family
were disappointed that he played
and is remembered
when not in an England shirt
in the claret and blue
of West Ham?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 always the professional
even when under extreme pressure
his wavy hair

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-pickpocket/