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Tommy Burns

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Staunch in his faith
While devout to the game
A Calton bhoy by birth,
Tommy Burns is his name.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 A left foot with immaculate talent,
Committed to Celtic on the pitch.
His prayers, as a boy, were answered
When he wore Celtic’s green & white strip.

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Notes

Mar’11th 2008
Celtic first-team coach Tommy Burns is determined to keep working for the club while he undergoes cancer treatment.
Burns, 51, will begin receiving treatment after cancer returned, Celtic have confirmed.
The former Kilmarnock, Reading and Celtic manager was first diagnosed as suffering from a melanoma two years ago after a scan.
He received surgery to remove two lumps from his leg in May 2006, before returning to the Celtic dug-out.
Celtic confirmed Burns “intends to continue in his role as first-team coach and head of the youth academy” while he is treated.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/tommy-burns/