No you can’t. Don’t even try. Trust me. You really don’t want to remember this one. You don’t want reminding either but here we are.

Scotland. 1982 World Cup.

“Aye.” You say. “BA Robertson, John Gordon Sinclair and all that. It was nae that bad. Pretty funny actually.”

In total agreement. But there was this light entertainment double act which will sully the memory that you will have about football and music and Scotland at the World Cup in 1982.

The Krankies.

Fandabidozie !

Yes it was a bit creepy, that bloke with a schoolboy.

Yes we all knew it was a girl. The same way everybody knew Boy George was a girl, but still…

If that memory doesn’t scar you then this next bit will:

The Krankies - We're Going To Spain

Your eyes do not deceive. What you are seeing there according to this page is the “Official 1982 UK 7″ for the Scottish World Cup team”. There is the addition of the official 1982 Scotland World Cup Mascot called Sandy on the cover to back this up. Plus the SFA copyright below his boot.

Still not a dream.. nightmare more like. It happened. It really happened.

Tried to search for any more info on this offence to… well basically everything… but couldn’t find anything. Searched for information about Sandy, the badly drawn mascot, but again results came up as nought. There was obviously a scorched earth campaign by the Scottish FA to wipe all records, to remove any evidence that it ever existed.

But somehow it survived… like Jason in those Halloween movies, it just will not die.

Steel yourself then before you click the play button below:

» The Krankies – We’re Going To Spain

Also uploaded to YouTube in case you want to share the pain with your friends:

4 Replies to “Fandabi… Please Kill Me Now”

  1. Just to let you know that it was real!!

    My sister was in the ‘backing group’ which was the primary 7 class from Pencaitland Primary School. It was made in the recording studio in the village so they used the school for the backing signers!!!

    They appeared on STV news as well……… then vanished from the face of the earth!

    A good claim to fame though!

    1. hi in reply to the krankies recording with pencaitland school singing were going to spain yes this really happened im one of those singers , we had a fantastic day at the recording studios in pencaitland , we had a lovely time with the krankies they were lovely , we were on the news too

    2. On the off chance you’ll receive this message @Martin, I’m working on programme about football songs for the BBC and we’re looking at The Krankies songs and are currently trying to track down the then children who appeared on this.

      If interested, please email me:

  2. i was in the final to be the actual real life Sandy mascot and have a life size version still up loft, lol. i also can’t find newspaper archive photos of the centre page competition with my picture to be voted on .

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