The Golden Vision

( As requested by Dave Bradley.)

 

 

And we'd jump out of bed, get dressed

And bounce down stairs for our toasted bread

 

And rush to church for 9.o'clock mass

And when it finished we'd race to the field of grass

 

And dive about connecting with headers in every position

And pretend we were Alex Young, The Golden Vision

 

And we'd get full of mud when it rained

And once my shirt was bloodstained

 

And it wasn't our Pete's fault that I headed his dome

And when it was dark we'd wander home

 

And brag about the goals we scored

And imagine the sound of the Roker roar

 

And our  Mum would scrub us in an old tin bath

And tell us jokes and make us laugh

 

And gives us butties of jam and bread

And we'd dunk  'em in our tea

And eat  'em in our beds

And fall asleep with Golden Vision still in our heads

 

 

◄ Quarry Man

DARK NIGHTS ►

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Nick Coleman

Sat 28th Jan 2012 17:52

takes me back. Tin bath when we got one when I got married was a luxury!, us kids we had to stand up in the tin bread bin 'cos it needed less hot water - so beat that lol.

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winston plowes

Sat 28th Jan 2012 17:36

Hi Mike

A different version, thought not necessarily a better one. lol. What do you think?

Was attracted to this by the vision, the picture brought back to life from childhood. not easy to do...

Winston

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jump out of bed, get dressed
bounce down stairs for toasted bread

rush to church for 9.o'clock mass
racing through the field of grass

Diving headers from every position
Alex Young, The Golden Vision

We'd get full of mud when it rained
And once my shirt was bloodstained

It wasn't Pete's fault I headed his dome
And when it was dark we'd wander home

Brag about the goals we scored
Imagine the sound of the Roker roar

Mum would scrub us in an old tin bath
tell us jokes and make us laugh

Gives us butties of jam and bread

we'd dunk 'em in our tea
And eat 'em in our beds

And fall asleep with Golden Vision still in our heads

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Mike Hilton

Fri 27th Jan 2012 11:27

Dave:
You're right some of them get into that bracket and misuse there stardom etc. However, my son was in the same school team as Paul Scholes and he hasn't changed one bit. The same down to earth lad, no fuss, no agent, just gets on with his job.But probably he's an exception.When I was playing I think my first contract was £5 a week! (Big money!) and we always beat Everton!

Harry:
I've played on some dodgy pitches in my time, especially the Red Rec in Manchester. Still got the scars! In the past I've played in the same teams as Stevie Heighway and "The Colossus" Ron Yeats. So, just for you I'll see if I can come up with something to balance things up! They also are two smashing guys.

Patricia and Stefan:
We were lucky to get bread and jam with us having 7 kids in the house. But we were happy and appreciated everything. It sounds like the famous Monty Python sketch, ("You were lucky!")

Thank you all for your comments. Mike

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Dave Bradley

Fri 27th Jan 2012 08:45

This was a highlight of the evening at the Tudor, Mike, and such a surprise at the time - a good poem in praise of one of the greatest Everton players of all time. Perhaps the greatest, though that surely has to be Dixie.

For all the celeb nonsense surrounding them, are modern players held in such affection as they were years ago? Now, they are cosseted millionaire mercenaries, with their agents and accountants around them. Now success is shared between the same predictable circle of billionaire-owned, media-favoured clubs. Back in the 60's, it was impossible to predict what a new season held, and television opened it up for us all. The Golden Vision was part of a golden era.

Could do with him tonight against Fulham.

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Harry O'Neill

Thu 26th Jan 2012 23:06



Ah, `the old tin bath` These modern cissies don`t know what they`ve missed!

Wet rooms?....pah!

And football? (anyone can play on a field but
let them try it on an old bombed site?)

Can`t be too ecstatic about Alex Young though (I`m a Liverpudlian)

Keep playing!

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 26th Jan 2012 23:05

Blimey Mike!
dipping jam butties in tea-
that takes me back
to our council house/cave days.

Nice one matey.

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