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The Summer Of Pod

Those are some lyrics to a song about the England team from 1970, do they ring a bell ? Chris needs your help. He’s got a song stuck in his head and it’s driving him mad. He’s emailed me and I’ve drawn a blank. He’s been on every forum to ask and no joy. Here’s a post from him on the WSC message boards: “In 1970 when Back Home was the official England World Cup Song there was another song that got little airtime but sounded like the squad (although it could have been anyone) and the words included members…

Cup Final Ska

This is the beginning of a themed series of posts, starting with the 2010 FA Cup Final. The theme ? Ska I love this music and when I posted an England/World Cup song by The Skatoons the other day, I started to look for more footie & ska music connections. Then with some perfect timing… I received an email about another England/WC/Ska song, which I’ll be posting in a few days. Let’s get started with… It is common knowledge that there’s a couple of ska tunes associated with Chelsea. I’ll be featuring one of those below. What is probably lesser…

A Semi For Chelsea

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This is the last of the posts looking at the FA Cup Semi-Finalists. (Just told somebody that F&M don’t do adverts and then I go and add this image…) I’ve got nothing at all to say about Chelski. Nothing. I’ve said in the other post that I really don’t think, unless their back four go to sleep, Aston Villa will exact any revenge for their 7-1 drubbing inflicted upon them by the Blues the other week. The Stamford Bridge lot are on form and even with the distraction of the Chase For The Title™ this is only one match before…

Sexy Ruud Time

Don’t really need to introduce you to the man who said those now famous words… … But I’m still going to because I like to fill in some space before I post the music. The son of a Afro-Surinamese migrant and his mistress, Ruud Gullit started playing and developed his football skills on the street. In 1978 he signed for (the now defunct) HFC Haarlem by the coach and former West Brom player Barry Hughes. In his time there he scored 32 goals in 91 appearances. Then in 1982 he moved to Feyenoord and Ruud played alongside Johan Cruijff. The…

Walking In A Chelsea Wonderland

Like yesterday’s appearance, this is another Football and CHRISTMAS music abomination – this time the team involved is… To be fair to them the actual team wasn’t involved, which is a good thing. There are many similarities between the Sunderland one and this one: Both are obviously fan created. Both songs give a shout out to players from a certain period, and both of them have been vandalised. Also to protect their own identities, whoever came up with this used some kids to sing the lyrics. Named and shamed in this song: Dennis Wise, Robert Di Matteo, Frank Leboeuf ,…

Venables Is A Swinger

Another run out for Dagenham Dave and his penchant for belting out the occasional tune. I don’t have anything to add what I previously wrote so I’ll repost the quote from an article about him: “… He’s [Venables] not new to crooning. As a nightclub owner he used to treat the punters to a regular SingalongaTel, and as a teenager he sang with band leader Joe Loss. At 17 he had to choose between football and singing. “I won the week’s talent contest at Butlins, and was invited back for September. I said to [the manager] Tommy Docherty, ‘Look, I’ve…