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What Was the Capacity of Roker Park?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 What was the capacity of Roker Park?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 It’s a long time since we went and it shows how you forget
On the train from Newcastle and standing in the wet
It always seemed so big then but was probably quite small
But it’s fading into history and time plays tricks on all

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 What was the capacity of Roker Park?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 This is not the simple question it looks like on the page
It’s a measure of the distance and of our increasing age
Why do we keep on thinking of old times way back when?
We want the answer now but we didn’t know it then

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 What was the capacity of Roker Park?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Walking through the streets in your old donkey jacket
We could get in for half a crown it didn’t cost a packet
It beats me how we lost all that old solidarity
I wish we could regain that innocence of clarity

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 What was the capacity of Roker Park?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 You tell me…..

Notes

I’ve been chronicling the disasters of Leeds this year. Before that I was very active on talk of the tyne, the NUFC board on rivals.net, laying into Sunderland on the whole…..but this one was an affectionate glance back at Roker Park and the way the game was then. Ah me!

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/what-was-the-capacity-of-roker-park/