Music To Watch Goals By


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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8 Responses

  1. cromagnon says:

    I’m going to have to go for Turbonegro’s reworking of their classic punk moment “I Got Erection”, about FC St. Pauli.

  2. Ed says:

    Diamond Lights is a massive human tragedy. What makes it worse is the cover there has them down as Glenn and Chris… could they not even have compromised in their quest to make the Worst Thing Ever, by at least having the artist name as “Hoddle and Waddle”?

  3. colin says:

    Have any of you ever heard Scotland 1974’s slightly glam-tinged Easy Easy?

  4. Matthew says:

    Enjoyed your entry. Keep up the good work!

  5. twohundredpercent says:

    Colin, I’m familiar with John Gordon Sinclair’s 1982 song (“Don’t Come Home Soon”? I could be wrong on this), and the 1978 one (so much hubris…), but the 1974 song has passed beneath my radar. I expect it to be a big stomping Glitteresque number with bagpipes. How wrong am I?

  6. Lieutenant Dub says:

    Andrew ‘Andy’ Cole’s effort was called ‘Outstanding’. It contained the line ‘I’m kicking racism out the door!’ Very commendable of you, Andrew.

    Even more bizarre was Ian Wright’s collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys, the title of which I forget.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know the song for stoke city fc before the teams comeout for the second half its off romeo and julirt

  8. Gil Gillespie says:

    The Andy Cole song also contains the line ‘all the children of the world looking up to me’. Are you sure about that Andy? Sorry Andrew. Scotland have excelled in this area, 1978’s World Cup was an excuse for at least 3 team sung songs: Rod Stewart helped out on ‘Ole Ole’ but the boys were on their own for ‘5,000,000 Scotsmen Will Call’ and ‘Scotland Easy Okay’. Even more memorable, however, was Big Bad Jock’s stomping country and western tribute ‘The Ballad of Kenny Dalglish’. ‘Celtic had a bounty hunter, Kenny was his name, if your Rangers then he’s coming after you’ is just one of many classic lines.

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