A Difficult Team To Balance

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Pelé said that George was best. George did not
care to argue with that. Some younger than Pelé
say Cantona collars United’s top. For some
Maradona reigns. Cruyff considered – not Jordi.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Maybe Zidane. What about Di Stefano?
(Or Ronaldino?) One must be a substitute.
Di Stefano?? – surely the best player
that I’ve never seen play. Or do I recall a flicker
of grainy footage? Or was it subbuteo?
Defence: Beckenbauer? Moore?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I’ll ring the starter’s bell for Colin
and Bert Trautmann to keep as well.

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