1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Olympic flame burned
Many marathons of miles
Pre-opening ceremony, the football began
Shown on BBC, no gloomy Adrian Chiles

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Everyone has played their part
To get this event under way
The army, volunteers, G4S (ahem)
Around the grounds, the football plays

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 At the Millenium Stadium
Albert proudly takes his place
No-one knew his name till now
No-one recognised his face

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Now Albert is seen by millions
Named after Londons famous Hall
He is the centre of attention
Albert is the ball



Albert Hall – ball – rhyming slang

There was a competition to name the Olympic football. For a London based Olympics, Albert is so the right choice!

(was that your idea Kevin Raymond?!)

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/albert/