1965 Bill Shankly’s Dream (Liverpool 3 Inter Milan 1)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 A team built with passion and driven with pride
Their football the finest a true champion’s side
The dream of Bill Shankly about to be born
In the boots of St. John and the heart of Moran

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Lawler and Sir Roger Rowdy and Smith
Big Tommy Lawrence our own flying pig!
The Kop in full voice roared the Redmen each man
“Go back to Ital-ee” to the Inter they sang

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Anfield the fortress her walls stood so firm
And a new football lesson Herrera was about to learn
He brought with him Mazzola Facchetti and Jair
But they couldn’t compete with Cally’s brave heart

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A volley from Sir Roger left Sarti for dead
And when Cally drove his home it was 2-1 to the Reds
Our lads hadn’t finished one more was to come
From a rebound he pounced the great Ian St. John

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 We split them with precision and played like pure gold
It was a long way from Reykjavik, Anderlecht and Cologne
And Herrera distraught to the pressmen he bleated
“We’ve been beaten before but tonight we were defeated”

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 (c) tobyjones 2nd January 2004


(c) tobyjones 2nd January 2004

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/1965-bill-shanklys-dream-liverpool-3-inter-milan-1/