Author Topic: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)  (Read 25318 times)

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From Liddellpool to Owenopolis

Dad, what’ll we do if Mikey goes?
Cause the world revolves round those blessed toes
And whose gonna score us all those goals
Dad, what’ll we do if Mikey goes?

Son, when I was a kid I asked me dad
The same sort of question
The world had gone mad
Time had caught up with one really true great
Liddell was no more what would be our fate?

Fourteen games ‘fore his last the team had to shuffle
And a young lad called Hunt came and caused a kafuffle
And we all loved Sir Roger whilst remembering Billy
And the goals flowed and flowed, and our worries seemed silly

The ten years were gone and the years showed and told
And Roger today wasn’t the Hunt of old
What’ll we do we all cried to the Liverpool heavens
When up popped this blonde kid; the great Alun Evans

The goals were sublime but then ended too soon
With the golden kid glassed by some drunken buffoon
Oh how we wailed, who will lead our attack
Arrived then this Welshman, this giant Toshack

And the trophy’s kept flowing and a goal-fest commenced
When Shanks bought some no mark, as a thanks for Clemence
And then played him with Toshack, and then bugger me
A really great partnership, what a privilege to see

And we remembered Billy, and Roger and Alun
And the party went on with success by the gallon
Six years it went on and then the joy it expired
Keegan chased cash as the master retired.

What’ll we do Keegan gone Toshack now without aid
On this quaint wee Scotsman Kevs money paid
And then Kenny was King, and the things he could do
Son, Could’ve filled up three sides of this message to you.

Two  years with mere mortals did our Kenny reign
When appeared this big Welshman; Not Toshack again?
Not Toshack my son,  and well might you blush
The one that I speak of was the one Ian Rush

And the goal the rained in he was great, plain to see
So we found us another, come on Johnny B
Barnes he was brilliant and Rush he was cool
And we all blessed our luck in this great Liverpool.
And with Rushy gone Beards and Aldo  attack
And Barnesy supplying, and then Rushys back!
And the dance it went on, and the goals they rained in
The Death came and kissed us and joy it ran thin

Let us talk about Evans and Roger and Kenny
And Kevin and Tosh each man worth every penny
Of Aldo and twinkle-toed Barnes and of  Rushy
True kings all and none of them pushy

Kenny gave us Robbie, the scourge of defenders
Macca Spice and rest of the cool young pretenders
But the once famous Souness buggered it up
And all that they got was the Mickey-Mouse cup.

Then we got the real Mickey and how the goals flowed
But Robbie got sulky and precious and cold.
Then enter young Emile, a beast of a man
At least for a while he was loved by all fans.

Though he loved Billy Liddell my dad would recite
The names of the scorers who kept Anfield alight
Dick Forshaw Berry Nieuwenhuys, Gordon Hodgson,
Jackie Bimpson Jack Smith Jackie Balmer Albert Stubbins

They’re just names to me, I saw none of their goals
But I know them, and love them for each played their role
Embroidered Dad’s life gave him tales to tell lads
Who in turn pass them on to their lads, and their lads


Now maybe our Mikey’s  about to jump ship
It was nice whilst it lasted; but hey it’s his trip
And the Kop could be singing some other kids name
It’ll happen my son, you’ll see others reap fame

Remember your favourite be it Liddell or Digger
But in the end lad, its always the club that’s the bigger
For the great ones will come and the great ones will go
And we’ll all still be watching the Liverpool show


« Last Edit: February 19, 2011, 05:06:30 PM by Zappa »
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2004, 09:02:24 PM »
very very good.
Yep.

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2004, 10:47:24 PM »
Superb
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2004, 12:06:43 AM »
Superb mate, nice one  :wave
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2004, 12:28:31 AM »
so he is going?   ;)

nice one.

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2004, 04:04:45 AM »
Cushty 8)
Been there,done that,getting older,bordering on part timer status. So sad but that's life.

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2004, 07:59:48 AM »
Cracking read,you certainly listened very well to our Dad.
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2004, 10:21:18 AM »
Outstanding.
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« Last Edit: June 11, 2004, 10:30:43 AM by nige »

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2004, 10:59:04 AM »
fuckin brilliant, sums it up perfectly, we all want st michael to stay but if he doesnt then LIVERPOOL wont cease to exist and we will find another legend, cos make no mistake, michael owen will go down as a legend even if we sold him next season!
What you see is what you get Youve made your bed, you better lie in it You choose your leaders and place your trust As their lies wash you down and their promises rust Youll see kidney machines replaced by rockets and guns And the public wants what the public gets But I dont get what this society wants

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2004, 01:16:34 PM »
top poem mate
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2004, 03:57:31 PM »
Superb

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2004, 05:29:28 PM »
Thoroughly enjoyed this brilliant poem mate!

Underlying message is all true: players come and go but Liverpool FC will always be here for us. (Although I don't at all fancy Owen leaving at this moment.  ;))
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2004, 08:20:18 AM »
should get rid of owen because fro the last 6 years he has been a load of crap

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2004, 10:56:08 AM »
should get rid of owen because fro the last 6 years he has been a load of crap


I suppose in your view (From Woodison) he probably is
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2004, 03:06:00 PM »
Classy poes that.

Superb stuff
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2004, 07:28:01 AM »
Excellent stuff. Talent obviously runs in the family, Zappa :D

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2004, 09:03:34 PM »
Suddenly more relevant
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2004, 10:07:28 PM »
Brilliant. And reminds me that I cried more over Kenny.

Now who is it that will win next year's Grand National?
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2004, 10:12:27 PM »
Brilliant. And reminds me that I cried more over Kenny.

Have to say I did take that one bad....  ;)
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2004, 10:56:41 PM »
Wonderful Zappa  :)

'And Roger today wasn’t the Hunt of old' 
I still havn't got over that one  :'(
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2004, 11:26:40 PM »
Brilliant. And reminds me that I cried more over Kenny.

Now who is it that will win next year's Grand National?

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2011, 07:30:54 PM »
Round in circles we go
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2011, 07:35:08 PM »
Round in circles we go
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #23 on: February 7, 2011, 09:15:59 PM »
Excellent - thanks for that shows that there are only two constants- the fans and the club.

Thanks

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #24 on: February 9, 2011, 08:11:29 AM »
Great post that
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2011, 12:05:42 AM »
Never seen that before. Just brilliant.

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2011, 04:17:17 PM »
Quality that mate. Just goes to show the club is and always will be number 1
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2011, 04:35:52 PM »
brilliant mate, got chills reading that.
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2011, 05:28:50 AM »
Loved that!

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #29 on: March 4, 2011, 06:56:21 AM »
Excellent

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #30 on: March 5, 2011, 06:54:47 AM »
that. is. awesome. rhyming makes everything better.  :)

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #31 on: March 5, 2011, 08:09:22 PM »
brilliant!

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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2011, 09:59:15 PM »
Absolutely fantastic !

In short no-one's bigger than the club and they'll always be another hero....
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2011, 08:40:13 AM »
Is that the first poem posted on RAWK?
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« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2011, 08:54:08 PM »
Bump !
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #36 on: July 1, 2011, 11:48:34 AM »
First time I've seen that, it's brilliant!!
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2013, 09:22:08 PM »
Absolutely well worth a bump - blooming fantastic poem.
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Re: From Liddellpool to Owenopolis (What'll we do if Mikey goes?)
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2013, 05:51:38 PM »
Brilliant.  Would love to see it carried on from Owen up to Suarez. 
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« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2013, 07:08:58 PM »
Great stuff