Even before the previously secret documents were published , pretty much everyone knew that Prince Andrew was a bit rude. Tell us something we don’t know.

Same thing with the Panorama programme with accusations that certain FIFA execs were corrupt, again tell us something we didn’t know.

But… there were other things… footballing secrets that they have tried to suppress… until now.

I know they will try to stop me (who ? The big rubber men in their black helicopters – You’ve seen them !) but I will not be silenced. The truth will out…

England captain for sale

The above image (obscured to protect.. well nobody…) is from when a certain England captain (at the time) hired himself out to anybody who would pay.   You knew that, but some other stuff you didn’t know…

» In 2006 there was very nearly a re-recording of the englandneworder World In Motion track for the official England World Cup song. With David Beckham standing in to do the John Barnes rap:

Beckham on the micPeter Hook said: “I think for the last World Cup, Tony (Wilson, the late music mogul) lined up Beckham to do the rap and we were going to redo the song. But the FA then reconsidered it, saying ‘No, no, no, we’re going with Ant and Dec.’ “

“I would have thought that was a hell of a chance. I would have loved to have heard Beckham do a rap and he was up for it.”
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Hooky goes on to say in that article there was plans for Barnes redoing his rap for the 2010 World Cup but something went very wrong with that…

  OK you knew about that one but how about the time at the 1990 World Cup, in the England v Rep of Ireland game when Gary Lineker shit himself. Not because of the opposition or the occasion, but because he had a dodgy tummy:

Lineker: “I was not very well, I was poorly at half-time… I tried to tackle someone, stretched and relaxed myself and erm … I was very fortunate that it rained that night so I could do something about it, but it was messy….”

– Despite their best efforts (those rubber suits out to get me) to keep this one under wraps, there was an England song done for the 2006 World Cup by those Rock n’ Roll revivalists Showadawaddy. They redid one of their biggest hits with new lyrics for the tournament which was held in Germany.

» Showaddywaddy – Hey England (Here We Come Berlin!)

– A clip of them err… ‘performing live’ on GMTV back in 2006:

Extra Time:

I’m a bit of a sentimentalist and I have fond memories of some of the songs done by the band at the height of their fame in the 70’s, so I’m using this as a poor excuse to throw in the original song and a couple of others:

» Showaddywaddy – Hey Rock and Roll

» Showaddywaddy – Under The Moon Of Love

» Showaddywaddy – You Got What It Takes

This is the first footieleak. There’s more to come…

2 Replies to “Footieleaks : The England Files”

  1. The thought of Linekar ‘soiling’ himself during a game is not nice. However, I’ve spent the last 30 years trying to get away from Showbloodywaddywaddy, and that’s miles, miles worth!!! My oldest brother was a ‘Ted’, and all he used to play was the rock ‘n’ roll…and The Nolans. You work out the connection. Unfortunately, to be reminded of this bunch of ageing losers has brought back very bad memories. You may wish to redeem yourself by posting something with a Kraftwerk connection. I know that’ll be impossible, as Ralf, Florian et al are/were only ever into cycling, as we all know.

    Good luck!!!


  2. Sorry. Meant ‘worse’, not ‘worth’. If anything, Showaddywaddy are ‘worthless’. Did you see what I did there???

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