One of the players to feature is Paul Shrubb, who passed away this last week from Motor Neurone Disease. As a consequence, I'm breaking the habit of a lifetime today to post an unpublished poem here in his memory...
2 Paul Shrubb
Neat, precise and unassuming
in his haircut, passes and gait,
he times his tackles perfectly,
patrolling our flank as he's done
for years. If the fans cherish him,
it's because we can picture him
in a warehouse, office or shop
on a Monday soon, one of us.