R.I.P Joe McBride – Celtic’s Goal Machine …

BETWEEN the immortal Jimmy McGrory and the peerless Henrik Larsson, Joe McBride, more than any other, electrified the Parkhead faithful with his prolific goalscoring feats.

Joe died last night.  Condolences to family, friends, colleagues and fellow admirers  … “May He Rest In Peace”.

Johnbhoy

The Legend “Josie Goals”

Another Lion denied his day

by fateful injury,

yet booked his place

hence evermore in Celtic history;

a man revered in Parkhead lore –

for fame eternal set …

when he couldn’t think

what to do with it,

Joe just stuck it in the net.

As strikers go, there’s very few

can touch the Hoops’ big three:

McGrory, Quinn and Larsson –

such panache you seldom see.

Though a wee tad less flamboyant,

still a sure-fire, odds-on bet …

when he couldn’t think

what to do with it,

Joe just stuck it in the net.

A sage once said, “See that McBride,

he’s useless, show’im the door –

does nothin’ for the team at all …

all he ever does is score!”

Now, wiser words none ever spoke;

the memories linger yet …

when he couldn’t think

what to do with it,

Joe just stuck it in the net.

The immortal James McGrory,

asked the best he’d ever seen

at number nine to lead the line

for the mighty men in green,

replied without a hint of doubt,

“McBride!” – his mind was set …

when he couldn’t think

what to do with it,

Joe just stuck it in the net!

Copyright © 25thMay1967

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