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Bert Williams - a True Legend By Reg Summerfield

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: February 06, 2014

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I ENCLOSE my tribute to Bert Williams, a 'genuine' legend. Bert was one of the greatest goalkeepers ever and a star in that wonderful Wolves 1950s team. Bert, a brilliant player, was also a very nice man off the field.

"Saved Bert!" the Molineux faithful roared

As high across the goal Bert Williams soared,

An alert 'goalie' always safe and steady

Superb agility, hands always ready.

Acrobatic leaps - sublime skills

His athleticism bringing many thrills,

He was Wolves and England 'keeper' supreme

A star of Wolves wonder 1950's team.

He was superbly fit, had style and grace

He played the game with a smile on his face,

He was fearless, so very brave

He pulled off many a brilliant save.

With shot or header he was hard to beat

With courageous dives at forward's feet.

Upon his Black Country roots he did not frown

He was proud of his birthplace - Bradley Town.

Off the field, easy going, gentle and kind

A real gentleman - these days hard to find.

The term 'legend' is widely used

In many cases a term often abused.

Bert in his time caused no strife

A genuine 'legend' in his happy life.

Bert Williams gone to a well earned rest

In his wonderful life he really impressed,

We'll never forget his brave endeavour

His loyalty to Wolves his legacy for ever!

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