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We Don’t Need Another Hero!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 As Superman and Batman
Came to blighty shores
Of Metropolis and Gotham
Stories by the score
We don’t need another hero
Shouted all the kids
Our hero is a keeper
His name is Bernard Briggs!

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Catwoman and Elastic Lad?
What kind of names are those
Do they play the football
Like our hero does?
Are they gentlemen of five feet ten
With hands that are so big
We don’t need another hero
Cos we’ve got Bernard Briggs!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The Hotspur or the Hornet
Which one I’m not sure
Gave to us this hero
So big, so strong and pure
Never got a red card
For giving out a dig
We don’t need another hero
Cos we’ve got Bernard Briggs!

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 We loved the kinda of saves he made
We loved the way he spoke
Like Alf Tupper before him
An ordinary working bloke
Sometimes he was well off
Sometimes on the skids
We don’t need another hero
Cos we’ve got Bernard Briggs!

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I think he was a scrap man
Who played the game part time
He never went to night clubs
He always toed the line
He never owned a mansion
Just a landlady and digs
We don’t need another hero
Cos we’ve got Bernard Briggs!

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Notes

This bloke was a hero of mine when I was just a mere strap of a bhoy!

A great keeper who played for the fun of it and stayed an amateur if I recall correctly?

Along with Alf Tupper who was a runner who seemed to train on fish’n’chips if I remember? I’m sure there are a few of you out there with better memories than me…. Mr Jules Rimet?

Really good stories, terrific artwork and fab printing from the Thompson stable of comics in Glasgow? Hotspur, Hornet or Victor not sure about that either? I’m sure someone will fill me literally!

peace

kev.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/we-dont-need-another-hero/