Poetic Writing of ROBBIE KENNEDY BENNETT © www.rkbpoetry.co.uk Born in Wolverhampton of English and Scottish parentage. He grew up on the Rough Hills Estate area of the town and his Scottish ancestral roots are in the Kingdom of Fife and Dundee. The author is now residing in Codsall, Staffordshire. Drawings, pictures and writing are copyright of the author Robbie Kennedy Bennett. HE STANDS WITH HIS HAT HELD IN HIS HAND. ''How about writing a poem about Stan Cullis? said Graham Hughes, the Historian for Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club after reading my poem about Bill Shankly. So this was Grahams idea, and what a good idea it was.

'Ode' Gold Wolves;
An illustrated collection of my poems related to Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, well known as Wolves. Having been born in Wolverhampton of English and Scottish parentage, I grew up to have Wolves at heart. Within a week of my arrival on this earth in 1954, Wolves were crowned First Division Champions. I was raised on the Rough Hills Estate area of Wolverhampton and could hear the roar of the Molineux crowd whenever a goal was scored. It never ceases to amaze me as to where next I shall find a supporter of Wolves.

Content of odes

A Scots Laddie Called Cameron Buchanan
Sharing Gold and Black Colours
A Wulfrunian Way
Old Fred
Bert in His Retro Wolves Shirt
I Suppose It Was Hughie McIlmoyle
Like My Grandad Before Me I'm Gold
He Stands With His Hat Held in His Hand
Bert Williams The Original Cat
They Followed Did Men of Ten
Knighted By a Wagstaffe Cross
Paddy Buckley's Tie-up
When Peter Said Goodbye
Hughie Curran Hung High in The Air
Munro o' Broughty Ferry
A Walk in The Park For Derek Parkin
Steve Bull a Great Wanderer
A Popular Number 3
'Canny Scots' Cameron and Rae
A Charismatic Keeper Called Matt Murray
Pete The Hat
The Dependable Jody Craddock
Aaron's First Match

A few Wolves odes for some and my wish is that I had wrote of others.
So the writing goes on;
Dave Woodfield's Pulled Up Sleeve
Molineux Memories
Cheering for Wolves
When The Doog Was King
Graham the Wolves Historian
Fair Haired Ron Flowers
Talking Wolves to Graham Hawkins
A Laddie in the Fifty Three and a Half Thousand
Will They or Won't They Know Lofty?
The Old Kicking Block
Kenny Hibbitt Was Worthy to Wear the Gold Jersey
That's Bobby Thomson
I Saw Jack Dowen
The Weight of Mike Bailey's Wolves Shirt
The Fifty Year Record of Dennis Wescott
In Jimmy Mullens Shop Down on Broad Street
Peter Broadbent in His Prime
The Road to Molineux
That Run by McGarry in His Sheepskin Coat
Golden Heart of Gold
Wolves Wonderful Groundsmen
Who Are We? We Are Wolves Ay We, We Are Wolves
Dreams of Playing for the Wanderers
Can't Stamp Out The Name of Eddie Clamp
May the Wolf be Forever There With You

And finally;
A Minute of Silence and Sapper Clive Smith

Here's to the future.

See my slideshow for 'Ode' Gold Wolves;

Fantastic, just what I expected from the author following his previous works. Reviving past memories of some great people and stories. (Amazon)
This is a very good read for any Wolves and poetry fans. (see on Amazon)
A SCOTS LADDIE CALLED CAMERON BUCHANAN, Poem of the Week on Football Poets, the laddie from Holytown, North Lanarkshire who during World War 2, became the youngest player to play senior football aged 14 years and 57 days when he turned out for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
THE DEPENDABLE JODY CRADDOCK; poem printed in Jody's Testimonial Brochure 2013.
'ODE' GOLD WOLVES, article in Wolves commemorative programme v Bournemouth 6 December 2014.
BIRMINGHAM MAIL; It came as a surprise yesterday to find that my poem about William Ambrose Wright (Billy Wright) was read out, to music may I add, last February on Birmingham Mail's Extra Time Podcast.

It mentions that anyone visiting Molineux cannot fail to miss the statue of the great Wolves and England captain.

Accordingly it's the first time to have a reading, bringing a bit of culture to the programme.

As a devoted Wolves fan, it really is a fantastic book with great poems. Loved it all. (MP)
TALKING WOLVES TO GRAHAM HAWKINS; September 2016, the sad passing of one of footballs nice guys. On the October day of the funeral of Graham my poem was displayed on Wolves official Facebook page.
Robbie, I have been writing poetry since my army days in the fifties, purely for my own pleasure, even studied Shakespeare's sonnets. Your poem about Graham moved me and that is what poetry should do, please don't alter it. I have supported our team Wolves since just after the second war and still do, keep up the good work, Ray.

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part extract;
He Stands With His Hat Held In His Hand ©

When a man becomes a legend
Should we be then beholden?
For he was a fearless fellow
And he made Wolves history golden.
This brave heart man from Ellesmere Port
Brought back honour to the shirt,
He wore Gold colours and gave them pride
With blood, soaked sweat and dirt....

© Robbie Kennedy Bennett

“Who is that Grandad?
“It's Stan Cullis boy's, manager in the 1950's when Wolves were a mighty force”.
“Wow! Came the reply.

Statues around football grounds of great players and managers. Some clubs have them and some don't, but they all have individuals who are the bricks, mortar and fabric of the football club.

I was born within a week of Wolves being crowned First Division Champions for the first time in 1953-54.

The plaque on Stan Cullis's statue reads “In this world, you have only one life, and I gave mine to Wolves.”

© Robbie Kennedy Bennett

He Stands With His Hat Held In His Hand © Robbie Kennedy Bennett


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