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When Law Back-heeled It In

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 A deathly silence descended
You could have heard a pin
Drop there on the terraces
When Law back-heeled it in

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 His career had
Had its up and downs
From Scotland to Turin
All that was yesterdays fish’n’chips
When Law back-heeled it in

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 In a city so divided
It was City’s turn to win
The Reds were doomed to division two
When Law back-heeled it in

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Law looked almost embarrased
He usually had a grin
This time he looked like a man condemed
When he back-heeled it in

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 He walked back to the centre circle
His heart bled deep within
Here was a man with divided loyalties
When he backed-heeled it in

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The game came to its finish
The Reds were down so quickly
Blue Moon was rampant everywhere
In a divided Northern city

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 A blonde haired man of integrity
Stood silent, then bent down
Tears were held back with an iron will
For ex teams mates across town

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 He’d never be the same again
One arm aloft and a grin
This was a goal he did’nt want to achieve
When he back-heeled it in

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 peace.

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Notes

I’ve done my best to describe one of the most poignant scenes I’ve ever seen on a football pitch.

Denis Law was at the tail end of his fantastic career and Man Yoo let him join City, he came back to haunt them with a vengeance, one back heel and down they went to the old Division Two!

You couldn’t make it up if you tried!!

peace.

kev.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/when-law-back-heeled-it-in/