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Typecast Or What?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 There’s an “Ex footballer and broadcaster” on “Newsnight Review”
What! Are they running out of guests?
It’ll be all “Er… yer know what I mean or er… they’ll have to up the tempo,
He’ll be………. real quality at best”!

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 But they all talk in mono syllables, are stupid dense and thick
Too much heading of that heavy leather round things
Left them, punchy, slow and….. rich

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 No this bloke was interesting, more than capable of joining a debate
But, what’s usual at that time of night is that they’re out, getting off their face
No seriously he was reviewing plays at the theatre, films, the latest books
The other panelists seemed quite in awe of him, as they caste admiring looks

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 What? A footballer talking about the arts, plays that kinda thing?
Usually its Prada, cars, birds, the booze and bling
He spoke about reading Joyce’s “Ulysses” when he was just a boy at school
Get away with you, you’re after having me on, do you take me for a fool?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Are you telling me that those who play in and go to “The match”
Aint all eighteen carat planks of wood?
Yeah, see for yourself next time you have a Saturday spare
Don’t believe all you read in the papers
Typecasting those do to with “The football”
It might do you some good!

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 So a big up to Wee Pat Nevin
Still an interesting bloke, like when he played
Not all of us who love “The game” are drunken thugs and morons
In spite of what the papers say!

5

Notes

Wee Pat Nevin on Friday Night’s Newsnight Review on BBC Two. Showing, that not all of us who love and are involved in the game, are stupid eejits as some quarters of the press would have you believe.

Excellent viewing and you’re still a top man Patsy son!

Wee Pat Nevin, were the ball and his boots both laced with grace together? Chelsea team mates and fans thought so, as he was so reluctant to get rid of the ball once he got out it out there in that Heaven of his that’s known as the wing! They were just…..inseparable.

See other Wee Pat Nevin stuff that I’ve written here as he’s one of me idols from that great other Chelsea revival! Under John Neal.

Scored from the penalty spot in The Maracana in a youth tournament for Scotland in front of a massive crowd, if my memory serves me well?

Come on Patsy son, as your football careers over now, go on tell us….. why. You never signed for Celtic?

peace.

kev.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/typecast-or-what/