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Tom Finney RIP haiku

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 splashed into our hearts
loyal legend through and through
Farewell proud Sir Tom

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 one of football’s greats
etched into our history
still his grace lives on

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 one club man for life
faithful as the fans he’d meet
walking to the game

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I can see him still
on the wing dictating games
legend for all time

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 tough as his old boots
for his country or the town
Finney had it all

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 on the field of play
modest as the day is long
in a bygone age

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 champion of the game
will we see his like again
our gentleman Tom

Sir Tom Finney RIP (1922-2014) Preston North End / England
In a remarkable career, Finney became famous for his loyalty to his home-town club, Preston North End, appearing for the Lancashire team 433 times between 1946 and 1960.

Finney was born in a house close to the Deepdale stadium that he would go on to grace for more than 15 years. Having completed his apprenticeship in the family business, earning him the nickname ‘The Preston Plumber’, Finney went on to represented England 76 times, scoring 30 goals. He was awarded an OBE in 1961, a CBE in 1992 and was knighted in 1998.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/tom-finney-rip-haiku/