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Dribbling Wizards

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Did Stanley Matthews really
Take that wet leather ball to the bye-line
And cross it, so that the laces
Wouldn’t interfere with Tommy Taylor’s centre-parting
As he headed goalward past a leaden-footed keeper?
Mythology, I think.
Either that, or they made Brylcreem with cement.
But let’s remember that in 1956,
England missed two penalties,
And still beat Brazil four-two.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/dribbling-wizards/