Letter: Memories of Moore

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Sir: I am truly indebted to the late Bobby Moore for leaving the English language at least one phrase richer. You may have noticed the common parlance for enquiring as to what's occurring is often termed: 'What's the score?' Said with an affectionate rhyme: 'What's the Bobby Moore?' Contracted for case and now generally accepted and to be said with a hint of reverence from now on (if it wasn't before): 'What's the Bobby?' The simple answer to a simplified question: 'A truly sad loss.'

Yours sincerely,



25 February