Summer of Sixty Six- Part Sixteen



There’s one minute left

The English ahead

The Desperate Germans

Threw all that they had

Their one last chance

To level the score.

Moore from the back

Spots Hurst is free

He picks him out

With a perfect pass.

Some spectators 


Have come on the pitch.

Hurst blasts the ball

As hard as he can.

And to everyone’s joy

It’s into the net.

The commentary’s famous

Won’t be forgotten,

“And here comes Hurst,

Some people are on the pitch

They think it’s all over

It is now! It’s four!

So Hurst is our hero

He has three

And England’s 

Is the victory.

But If you think it’s all over

It isn’t yet!

For England’s heroes

The game was won.

But for the kids of Wickrath

It had just begun!


Summer of Sixty Six – Part Fifteen


E0800ABE-56FF-443B-93AC-970402993BBA.jpegSo now we are playing extra time

Anything can happen

We’re all on edge.

Charlton comes close

And hits the post.

And then the goal 

We still remember

The one the Germans

Can’t forget.

Hurst’s shot comes down

Off the bar

It strikes the ground 

But the question is

Where ?!!

Did the ball

Ever cross the line?

Every Englishman’s sure

Every German says no

Will we ever really know?

The referee he wasn’t sure

But the Russian linesman

He said yes!

And to German grief

The goal was awarded.

The debate goes on

It has never ended

They’re still debating 

That goal today.

You couldn’t move

For seeing pictures

Seen from all angles

To try and show

It didn’t go over and wasn’t

A goal.

But who can dispute

What the history books say?

3-2 to the English

With time to play.

So mounting hysteria

English joy

But let’s move on

To the final act.