jingle jingle!

jingle jingle!

9.6.15

I REMEMBER IVOR ALLCHURCH


































Golden Boy,
I remember you 
made me queue
with all the other Geordie lads
in one straight line
down the car park
for your autograph.
Patiently,
one by one,
you signed for us. 
A Swansea son, 
footballing gentleman,
all those years ago,
you impressed me
with your calm consideration:
a measured passer
of dignity
through generations.




KEITH ARMSTRONG




*Ivor Allchurch (1929 -1997) played for Newcastle United 143 times between 1958 and 1962 and scored 46 goals.

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