It’s that time again when the nation turns into a bunch of face-painted, beer swilling loonies and hope for the potential success of England’s national team, only to cry into their Carlsberg as we get knocked out on penalties.
However, English footy fans do seem to have a thing for the soccer anthem. That tune you’ll belt out after 10 beers and a late Rooney goal. This year alone we have efforts from Manic Street Preachers, Super Furry Animals, and Shaun Ryder. Two are completely awful, the other one isn’t really about football.
So what makes a good football anthem? Namely, the fact it’s a bit shit. So by that logic, these should be the best footy tracks ever but they really aren’t.
1. Paul Gascoigne – Fog On The Tyne
We’d turn to drink too if this was on our conscious. It’s that horrible brand of repetitiveness that songwriters hope will instantly equal terrace sing songs. It technically worked, but only in Newcastle, where they haven’t really got much else to sing about.