A Bit Of A Verbal. That’s In Praise Of Persil.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 At certain London railway stations
I’ve held passionate football conversations
As I queued with fans who’ve travelled far and wide.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 With train tickets changed for vouchers
In Ben Sherman, stay-pressed trousers
We’d choose Persil for it’s perks and not try Tide.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Coventry, Wolverhampton
Cardiff, Walsall, Mansfield, Blackburn
We’d train from early morning to a match.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Bury, Crewe or Oldham
Such names could put a fan down in the doldrums
Cos if relegated, you could visit scenes like that.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 So a big shout goes out to Persil
Who have saved us fans a pursefull
Of hard earned gelt, with subsidised train tickets.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Our football togs were brightest white
Much better washed than rival Tide
So white, we could have wore them at the cricket!



Just a bit of fun, but a reminder back to the days when we toured up and down the country on the train to away games courtesy of Persil vouchers! A fond vague memory, as I recall buying one train ticket, for the football special, and getting a second ticket for nowt in exchange for said vouchers.

Great and affordable days out!

Saturday morning, finish yer paper round, jet over to Euston or Kings Cross station, pronto, to catch a train to wherever…. you wanted to go, to see yer team play.

Nothing like it!



Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/a-bit-of-a-verbal-thats-in-praise-of-persil/