Alan Ball.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When picking sides,
Great weight, great height
Determined who would play
As little ones, left out, were stuck in goal
So as to get a game

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Where would we find an idol
One for us fellows small
One who’d give us self esteem
With great tenacity on the ball?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Would you have to be a Millwall docker
Or a squaddie like at Leeds
Was fame at game all based on size and frame
Was that how we’d succeed?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 All that changed in sixty six
High time it did and all
When a little bloke stood tall
Amongst mere men

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 That bloke was….Alan Ball!


Alan Ball, a real inspiration for all little blokes who couldn’t and can’t get a game, purely because of their size, that it is possible to overcome the odds and succeed, irrespective of stature.



Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/alan-ball/