Where Have All The Personalities Gone?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Where have all the personalities gone
You know, geezers you’d love one minute
Then the very next minute…scorn
It would seem that they’ve just upped and vanished.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 In pre big game build-ups they’d give you the hump
With their OTT views in the Sketch, Mirror or Sun
Touchline expletives the T.V blanked out
Those sly digs that the ref never knew owt about.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Di-Canio purposely missing a sitter
As the keeper was out of the game
I’m sure ‘Arry’s’ and my view would differ
He wants wins at the end of the day.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Gascoigne. A waste and as daft as a brush
What talent when everything clicked
Even in big games still a kid, playing kick and rush
For sheer joy and doing all kinds of tricks.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Best knocking the ball out of Banksy’s hand
To score in a home international
The smile on his face as he raced to the fans
It’s those sort of blokes our games lacking.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Bowles who you never knew what he’d do next
As he nutmegged some thug for a laugh
The only certainty was that Stan was fond of a bet
And could lose a months wages at cards.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Emlyn who played with a smile on his face
Whatever the score or result
What he lacked in department of finesse or grace
He made up for in steely resolve.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Tommy Doc, Shankly and Revie
Busby, Joe Mercer, Big Mal
Blokes that had us true fans believing
We might play a hard game, but after, we’re pals.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 When was the last time a highly paid geezer
Looked like he was getting the buzz
That he once used to get in a park or a rec
I know. That’s a puzzler, a teaser.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 These pound signs look ever so downcast
With their mansions and Bentleys and birds
Could it be that they need a few laughs
In their lives, to make light of their make believe world?

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Lord send us some blokes, not these poseur type mopes
Who go totally nuts after scoring.
I’d much rather them, than these boring staid men
Who send me off to zzzz, they’re so boring.



It’s easy for me to say cos I’m a Chelsea fan and he’s gone. But was Jose Mourinho the last, for a while yet anyway, of the real football personalities that our great game used to be alive and vibrant with?

I was talking recently to some Arsenal, Millwall, Liverpool, Spurs and Watford fans, and they said without any prompting from me that they miss him (The Special One) like mad already. Most of the hacks on the radio football chat shows say the same thing. Even the football stories in the papers,(whichever one you take) don’t seem to be buzzing with interest since he went or is it just mois?

He (Mourinho) will be back, and I think I’ve got a good idea where he’s gonna turn up, but that’s between my bookie and me!

Forget about the money, awash in our game, for a minute, but do any of the shining stars of today actually look like they’re enjoying the game like some of the real people’s idols I’ve mentioned in the poem. Be they players or managers?



Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/where-have-all-the-personalities-gone/