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Poems tagged ‘Billy Wright’

Billy Wright – England’s first centurion!

Good teachers are like stars
Lighting paths for the has been
Wolves B against Walsall Wood
After trials aged fourteen

Lad from Ironbridge, Shropshire
Once let go for his size
Was first to reach a hundred caps
When Major Buckley became wise

Took the captaincy from Stan Cullis
No single caution, red card or fine
First Division winner three times
FA Cup in 1949

Century for the Molineux Marvel
Against the Auld enemy
On the shoulders they lifted Billy
Celebrating at Wembley

A career forged through World War Two
Led England 90 times, a record
105 caps with Walter Winterbottom
Three World Cups on the board

15th April 2020

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© emdad rahman

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