I remember him on Match of the Day
with his muscular frame and fantastic goals.
They adored him down at the Hawthorns
but he had to endure appalling racial abuse
yet kept on scoring with his head held high,
too young to be looking down from the sky
to see if his beloved West Brom stay up.
He found the net on 158 occasions
playing 5 times for England
and I recall him with fondness,
a player I have always admired thrilling
the crowd on a Saturday afternoon
but dying at 59...far too soon.