Keith Alexander -14 November 1956 – 3 March 2010

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Buckley’s Grimsby to Black armbands against Egypt
For the first full-time black manager
Moss Road Stadium and the Silkmen
Bid goodbye to the Macclesfield gaffer

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 With Lincoln to four play offs
Nottingham lad from St Lucia
Wembley twice for Sincil Bank
Mansfield’s oldest ever scorer

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “I thank Keith Alexander for the great goals”
Cliftonville’s Gerard Lawlor with a wince
“A figure that all managers should aspire to”
Said close pal and legend Paul Ince

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 On tactics to win with ten men
Anecdote from Black Cats gaffer Stevie
Reminiscing a play-off final
As Keith preached 3-3-3

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Wowed instructor asked
“That’s great, how did the match finish?”
McLaren’s diagrams a waste
“We lost 5-1!” said Keith all beamish

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Number7
© Emdad Rahman


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