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Glory United

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 GLORY UNITED

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The multi-headed monster roars
As Hughes the hero turns and scores
The winning goal

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 And kneels upon the blessed grass
In praise of that delightful pass
And goal.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Connect! And see the opposition die
Beneath a cloudless London sky.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 “In comes Giggs – he crosses, oh,
And Hughes is there….
A goal! A goal!”

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 And one United mega-soul
Soars up in one delirious whole
Above the steel and concrete bowl
Of Wembley.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 As forty thousand hearts unite
Within this furnace of delight,
Whose cantilevered cliffs deflect
And echo, bend and then reflect
The sound of this, a human ocean,
Swept by currents of emotion,
Hold up the Cup
And up and up

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 And in the glinting silver’s gleam
Reflect the glory of a team
Who forged their skills in winter mud
In shirts the red of Flanders blood.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 With northern grace on southern grass
(The ballet of the working class)
The Reds reclaim a golden age
Upon this hallowed London stage.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 DAVID HULME.

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Notes

This was written in the mid-90’s and is not based on an actual game but refers to an FA Cup Final that I hoped Man U would figure in. They didn’t. But hey – who cares, given the glory to follow later that decade. Mark Hughes and Ryan Giggs are still making their mark on the beautiful game – amazing! The new Wembley was just a fevered gleam in the eye of some FA apparatchik. (This poem has never been published anywhere, by the way, so I hope you enjoy it.)

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/glory-united/