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How Good Was Billy Liddle?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 He said he’d been a Kopite since 1951,
In his honest opinion, the best had since passed on.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 He was great he said as he nodded his head.
Above everyone else by far.
I’m conversing with an old un,
Who tells of a boy that became a star.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 In the memory bank of every football supporter,
Is a player he thinks could almost walk on water.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Dunfermline born he joined his team,
As an amateur and still a teen.
Lochgelly Violet unearthed a gem,
It happens now and then.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I listen to him reminiscing a while,
About coppers and shillings paid at a turnstile.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 I can’t recall him being booked my lad,
In my honest opinion he’s the best that we’ve ever had.
Two feet packed with dynamite,
This Scot could run all day and night.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 He paused for a minute and I thought that was all,
Then he spoke about changes he’d seen in football.
He returned to the player he adored,
Year after year the goals he had scored.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 As near as can be to a one-man team,
This boy must have been special,
He’s the best that he’d ever seen.
Didn’t cheat nor did he con or fiddle,
How good was Billy Liddle?

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 He said he’d been a Kopite since 1951,
In his honest opinion, the best had since passed on.

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Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/how-good-was-billy-liddle/