…”We go over now to Dudley Civic Hall for some wrestling…”

The F&M - HMHB shirtBecause of their devotion to footie, their lyrics and entitling of songs I am naming Half Man Half Biscuit as the official band of Football and Music.

(It works in a similar way to a shirt sponsorship. I’ve created a mockup of what a F&M/HMHB shirt would look like to the right there »

As I was purchasing some of HMHB’s output I noticed a few of the songs that had a this theme which I now “present”… geddit ? present… below.

– I remember this first one when The Chart Show always Fast Forwarded past it. I think it was because there’s wasn’t a video for it thought.

Dickie Davies eyes » Half Man Half Biscuit – Dickie Davies Eyes

Trainspotter note - There's a line in the song: "Brian Moore's Head (Looks Uncannily Like The London Planetarium)" which became the name of a fanzine for Gillingham F.C.

Next up is a bit of biting commentary (sic) from HMHB about a goalkeeping legend turned presenter, who after his ITV bosses saw him anchoring the Champions League coverage shoved him off to the late night highlights show.

Bob Wilson - Anchorman » Sample lyrics: “Well I marvel at the things we find beneath the ground/ And that man can go faster than the speed of sound /But I still can’t get my head around/Bob Wilson, anchorman”

Here we have a sometimes Grandstand presenter, but known more for his commentating.

Tony Gubba » HMHB – Gubba Look-a-Likes

» Some theme tunes from their programmes:

TV programme idents

» Grandstand> » World Of Sport


» The Big Match » Sportsnight


You can find more via the Twohundredpercent blog.

“..and now the weather…”

...is the weather man

» A Tribe of Toffs – John Kettley Is The Weatherman

03 comments on “…”We go over now to Dudley Civic Hall for some wrestling…”

  • Nik , Direct link to comment

    You are deliberately omitting Cammel Lairds Social Club, I assume ;op
    Whilst not a top flight team by any stretch of the imagination, they are pushing for promotion from the Unibond First (behind Retford I might add), whilst the HMHB album is regularly brandished by away fans for signings and photo ops.

  • Marko , Direct link to comment

    And what about “Friday Night and the gates are low”, paraphrasing ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” lyric “Friday night and the lights are low”, obviously referencing the start of Tranmere Rovers (beloved team of Nigel Blackwell, lead singer and frontman of HMHB) and their crusading approach to non-Saturday afternoon games NEAR (not on) Merseyside and the inability to compete for attendances with the two main Liverpool teams, Liverpool and, er, Liverpool Reserves (only joking, Blues!), or Everton!

  • Avery Nelson , Direct link to comment

    Sumo wrestling is my all time favorite. i always watch it a lot in Japanese channels.

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