A is for agile he entertained us all
L is for lively, a wizard on the ball
E is energetic, he will last you can bet, and
X marks the spot were his shots hit the net

Y is for youthful, made young players look old
O is for ominous, so threatening, so bold
U is for unanimous, we all loved him so
N is for the net were all his shots would go
G is for graceful as he glided round the turf and God bless his mother for giving him birth

Alex Young, we love you.

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Paul Birmingham
1 Posted 05/03/2017 at 00:55:18
Epic, this is a great summary, poetry in motion. Thank you.
Ken Montgomery
2 Posted 06/03/2017 at 10:53:56
Lovely poem. I worked in town as a 15-year-old and a fella I worked with used his own words to the song "The Young Ones"; it went like this:

The Young one,
Alex is the young one,
And the Young one
Is the greatest of them all,
He's short, sharp, 59 inches tall
But the young one is the greatest of them all,

Defenders, pity the defenders
When Alex has the ball
Cos he's short, sharp, 59 inches tall
But the Young one is the greatest of them all.

Lots of great memories of wonderful player and man.

Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 08/03/2017 at 17:02:34
Ken (#2) not bad but 59 inches tall makes Alex 4'-11" tall, he wouldn't have scored that header versus Spurs or many more headers to be honest. I know you meant 5'-9"...
Chris Williams
4 Posted 08/03/2017 at 17:55:08
69 inches?
Ken Montgomery
5 Posted 08/03/2017 at 18:23:19
Just testing you lads, of course 69 inches it should have been, but it amazes me that I remember it so well from so long ago. I still often sing it to myself. I will never forget the header against Spurs in the Gwladys Street goal.
Don Alexander
6 Posted 10/03/2017 at 23:20:10
Gents, at our time of life the very last thing that matters is size!

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