Sheffield Day & Steel city’s finest

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Perhaps the greatest combat in steel land
All nations watched Wembley
Red Blades took on the blue Owls
In the South Yorkshire derby

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 On a very warm day in April
With the big cheese ambassadorial
Sheffielders invaded London
Descending en masse on the capital

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Crammed into the famous old stadium
Just who’d be at the Cup final?
Bragging rights in neighbourly disputes
Be it school, streets, the public urinal

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A belter from Waddle streaked in
Hysterics from Stanmore to York
But the Blades scythed away the lead
Courtesy of the veteran Alan Cork

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 It wasn’t to be the United
As Brightey struck home the winner
To send the blue-and-whites into rhapsody
And the Blades home to their boiled dinner

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Woods, Harkes, Warhurst, Nilsson
Hirst, Palmer, Pearson
Bright, Waddle, Worthy, Wilson
Do the Bart man, Sheridan

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The Hillsborough Kop and clever Trev
Steel city’s greatest Wednesday team
Ambrosial delectable delight
Like luscious strawberry and cream

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Number 7
© Emdad Rahman


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/sheffield-day-steel-citys-finest/