john j connell wrote:Bill they are all Everton supporters, i also thought that was Michael Foot at first and i knew it would have been a mistake to have him there, he was a Plymouth Argyle Supporter. JJC.
Michael Foot had us as his second team John. His ode to Everton is quite famous, and very truthful. Here we go....
Michael Foot penned this heart-felt ode to Everton in 1935
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It's National Poetry Day - and to help Evertonians celebrate the occasion we have republished a memorable Ode written by former Labour leader Michael Foot.
Ode to Everton FC
When at Thy call my weary feet I turn
The gates of paradise are opened wide
At Goodison I know a man can learn
Rapture more rich than Anfield can provide.
In Coulter’s skill and Geldard’s subtle speed
I see displayed in all its matchless bounty
The power of which the heavens decreed
The fall of Sunderland and Derby County.
The hands of Sagar, Dixie’s priceless head
Made smooth the path to Wembley till that day
When Bolton came. Now hopes are fled
And all is sunk in bottomless dismay.
And so I watch with heart and temper cool
God’s lesser breed of men at Liverpool.