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The Humble Beginnings of Liverpool Fc

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It’s been more than a hundred wonderful years
A century of glories of deeds so dear
From such humble beginnings across Stanley Park
To the Roman arena where our sons shone like stars
Oh history has unfolded and opened her eyes
For the boys in the red have played with such pride
From the brewer John Houlding the start of the dream
With McKenna and Barclay charged with building the team

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The football league rejected our first application
We were in the Lancashire League not with Villa or Preston
But with men like Hannah, McLean, Kelso and McBride
We knew we were forging a “MACnificent” (sic) championship side
The first game was played against Rotherham Town
And we gave them a hammering they went 7-1 down
The Liverpool lads played in their blue and white shirts
And they were our colours for another six years

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 In eighteen ninety three we went up the league
Division two football was now at our feet
Promotion to the division one came from our 2-0 victory
In the play-offs against a team those days called Newton Heath!
The season of 94 ended with just seven games won
And from climbing the mountain we went tumbling back down
McKenna kept the faith and brought in some of the best men
Names like Allan, Goldie, Ross, and striker Francis Becton

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And in the 95-96 season we finished top of the league
Along the way we notched up three 6-1 victories
Scored 106 goals that ensured our return to top flight
And the team took to wearing red in the year 1899
Tom Watson came in as the Liverpool coach
Finished fifth and then second the title coming close
In 1901 the first championship title was won
With the skills of Alex Raisbeck burning bright as the sun…

Notes

ParryMaguire (2004)

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-humble-beginnings-of-liverpool-fc-2/