John the Shorts wrote:
Byron wrote:delete the entire section............................!!!!!!!!!
Strewth, what would George Smiley have to say about that proposal ?? Do we start with Section Heads, or begin with the foot soldiers out in S'pore and Macau ?
Got to agree with Byron - the death of the second greatest left wing politician post world war 1 has excited absolutely nil comment - maybe Leonard needs to include Ebbw Vale on his tour list? (Not sure I can do Plymouth)
Nil comment is not inappropriate, he was a leftie. He had better taste in football though, as his poem, written in 1935 proves:
"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.”