Farewell ‘Uncle Phil’ – Phil O’Donnell – 1972-2007

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I liked the young lad as soon as he was described
A new Bryan Robson ordained
The scorching run, a blistering shot
Instantly a fan he’d gained

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 ‘He’s the new McStay’ noted Tommy Burns
Shelling out handsomely to make him a Bhoy
A million and seven hundred thou
Too expensive to be just some decoy

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 As the dreaded injury curse struck
Yorkshire missed out on the prime of ‘Uncle Phil’s career
The prodigal son thus returned to Fir Park
As the faithful raised a chorus and cheer

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Day in, day out, fans watched
from stand Davie Cooper
Butch made him skipper to guide the young lights
The twilight looked bright for this trooper

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 And so as Motherwell entertained the Tangerines
The Belshill boy decided to say farewell
A seizure marked his place in the pantheon of legends
Foe, Feher, Puerta, O’Donnell



As football mourns as such every now and then
Our commiserations go out to Phil’s wife and children

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/farewell-uncle-phil-phil-odonnell-1972-2007/