Farewell Sir Bobby, but not goodbye

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Coalminer’s son who captured the nation
Played green football with calm serene
Gentleman who played the game with a smile
Amongst the best the game has ever seen

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 He said once; “We didn’t underestimate them”
“They were a lot better than we thought”
Side-splitting comments, together with a glint in the eye
And never one to get overwrought

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Built bridges as ones very best friend
As Cottager, Royal and Baggie
Prized at Tractor boys, Porto, and Sporting too
Treasured at the Magpies, Barca, PSV

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Coached the best in Muhren, Beattie, Romario
Stoichkov, Shearer, Gazza, Ronaldo
Guardiola, Ruud Van Nistelrooy
As well as Robson, Barnes, Mourinho

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Fond reference to his national skippers
“Ray Wilkins day will come one night”
“Good morning, Bobby,” to Captain Marvel
Wry smile, full, beaming and bright

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 “Gary Speed has never played better
Confirming that Speedo “never looked fitter”
Amusing swipe at the old warhorse
Then adding he’s “never been older”

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Sir Bobby was a supreme one off
Adored equally from Ankara to Rio
“We’ll miss you” is the global mantra
From Paris, Peking, Dhaka and Tokyo

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 As the sunset began to descend
Goodbye to Elsie his dear Madame
Farewell to Andrew, Paul and Mark
Wandering slowly back home to Durham

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Number 7
© Emdad Rahman – 31.07.09


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/farewell-sir-bobby-but-not-goodbye/