Those Were The Days

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Bailey, barrel-chested skipper –
Leading by example through
Every minute of every match.
A powerhouse performer
Who fired Wolves forward,
Year after year.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Doog: the Clown Prince of
Molineux, charismatic idol
Of aquiline profile; maker
And taker of chances
In an instant; born showman,
King of the North Bankers.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Waggy – crowd favourite,
A left-wing wizard
Of the old school, jinking
Through hefty touchline tackles
To flight crosses goalwards;
True grace under pressure.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Hibbitt – hot shot Kenny,
Ace penalty taker; lank locks,
Shirt hanging loose.
Majestic midfielder – so
Deadly from distance, that
Arm-raised goal salute.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 ‘J.R.’ they called him, a
Finisher supreme; slight
Sure-footed predator.
Lethally elusive marksman,
A hero to many; capped but
Once for his country.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 ‘Knocker’ Knowles, mercurial
Star of the Sixties’ age –
The look, the style, the skills,
The temperament…imperfect
Individuality sacrificed for
A religious calling.


Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/those-were-the-days/