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World Cup: FIFA Needs To Implement Use Of Live Video Review

June 28, 2010

Join our petition here: FACEBOOK FIFA PETITION

WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICA 2010: If there is anything to be learned from Sunday’s matches (England v Germany, and Argentina v Mexico) and as mentioned heavily by the commentators of both games, FIFA needs to stop just considering using Live Video Review to improve the ref’s decisions on important calls, but needs to just man up and IMPLEMENT technology that’s been used in almost every other sport out there, certainly for important international events like the World Cup!

I don’t think there’s a single English or Mexican fan that would not vote a resounding YES to improving the extremely poor refereeing abilities. If anybody else turned up to work and ‘fucked up’ like the refs in both of Sunday’s matches (and in others so far in this World Cup!) they would have been sacked. Imagine a doctor giving a wrong diagnosis, for example – the hospital would have been sued…!!!

FIFA, sort your act out. NOW!

It doesn’t have to be used in amateur games, league games, or anywhere else, but surely for INTERNATIONAL (and European) matches, it should not even come into question. If it’s a matter of cost, add a couple of quid to the tickets!

THE LADDZ, are keeping the “CHANT” Alive and starting a Facebook campaign to petition FIFA to get off their fat lardies and SORT IT OUT…!

Join our petition here: FACEBOOK FIFA PETITION

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New World Record Attempt

May 25, 2010

Everybody knows the Brits are a bit crazy… and World Cup season brings out the best (or worst) in all of us. As if having over 165 ‘unofficial’ football supporters songs for the England squad this year was not crazy enough… Mad Ant and Richard of The Laddz have decided to try and pull off an IMPOSSIBLE new World Record attempt.

It’s SO CRAZY… the folks at Guinness aren’t pitching in (yet!) so we’re having to go it alone… So, we need YOUR HELP…!

WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO:

Already we have the support of about 600+ pubs in the UK and abroad (stretching from Australia to Brazil, and Spain to Hong Kong!) but that’s not enough…

We’re trying to have our song “Chant Like an English Fan” simultaneously played at over 1966 (a very good year for English football!) pubs in as many different countries as possible during the half time break of the England vs USA match on June 12th and donate ALL the procedes Bootlace Records makes to the British Legion.

 HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Helping is EASY… we have all the promotional material ready (posters, participation forms, press releases, etc.)… what we need your help in doing is:

  1. Spread the word! Twitter this event, Facebook it, Myspace it… send emails, call your radio station… whatever you can do!
  2. Get your local pub (or wherever you’re watching the England vs US match) to get involved – it’s great publicity for them, as it’s not every day you get to take part in a NEW World Record attempt.
  3. Tell any friends abroad about it, especially if they are British/ English.

All participating pubs/ venues get a FREE copy of our MP3 to play on the day and can use the event in ANY free publicity and promotion they want to do.

For more information, email us directly: ant@theladdz.com or richard@theladdz.com

Thank you so very much in advance for all your help!

www.theladdz.com

It’s A Funny Old Game…

April 24, 2010

Some funny facts about our song “Chant Like an English Fan” by The Laddz, and some very early predictions…

Liam Sternberg, the writer and composer of the music and lyrics for “Walk Like an Egyptian” upon which “Chant” is based, is a Frenchman. Boo, hiss…!

“Walk Like an Egyptian” was originally performed by the brilliant girl band, The Bangles, who are American… England is playing the US in their first match on June 12th… more booing and hissing…!

The FA refused to play “Chant” at half-time during the friendly England vs Egypt match at Wembley earlier this year… boo, boo, hisssss…!

Now, some early predictions by Mad Ant based on the above… Perhaps some people won’t like our track because of the Egyptian, American, and French associations, but…

England WILL BEAT America 3 – 0 in their June 12th match…

The crowd at Wembley would have loved the song, but England still beat Egypt 4 – 0

If England is plays against France, England will win 2 – 1 after leading 1 – 0 at half-time…

Only time will tell, if Mad Ant is really a football tipster psychic, but the games are only a few weeks away now, and you read it here first…! Hoorah…!!!

REMEMBER: we need all the support we can get for our track, call your local DJ, radio station, or email them, ask for them to play our song, tell your friends, your neighbours, download our ringtone… play it at school, at work, at home… England’s gonna bring the Cup back home this year!!!

“I Don’t Believe It!”

April 2, 2010

Just like the response of England fans when a player is fouled and the ref miscalls it, or the ball skims the wrong side of the goal post, our response this week was, “I don’t believe it!”

We want to thank everybody that voted last week for our track – and we were doing great at first by all accounts – which we thought hands-down was way better than what we were up against, but… sadly… their fans got out and voted more…!

Have a listen to the pile of old codswallop that (supposedly) beat our great Chant:

Although it is VERY refreshing that our idea from 2006 to use a catchy and well-known track with different lyrics is being used by many unofficial songs this year, it is disappointing that the talent of our song was beaten by shear better numbers of voters.

We wish God Save Our Team all the very best in the next round… we are beaten, but by far not defeated… In the end, as long as England wins… THAT should be everybody’s goal this year!!!

Glad to see so many contenders out there this year, let’s all have fun, chant it for England, and get ready for some excellent FOOTBALL this year!!!

“Oi ref, sort it out…!”

March 25, 2010

Well, it’s not long now until Fabio Capello announces the official squad for the 2010 England team, and only 77 days until the kickoff for the first match against the US. The tension is already mounting, and it’s brilliant that we’ve had so much attention for our catchy, little number “Chant like an English fan” this time around. BUT… more important than all of that in deciding England’s fate this year is the question…

“Will we be fortunate enough to have unbiased referees this year?”

In time-honoured World Cup tradition, we are bound to get stiffed with at least a French or Italian ref for at least one game, so fans, get your spare spectacles ready to throw at the pitch!

Just to help you along and vent your frustration at blatant knobbling by jealous foreign refs that can’t stand to lose fair and square, and you feel like screaming at them in their own language JUST-SO-THEY-UNDER-STAND here are the French, Italian, and German translations of “Oi, ref… ARE YOU BLIND…?”

German: “Hey, Schiedsrichter, bist Du Blind?”

French: “Hé, l’arbitre, n’est-ce pas aveugle ?”

Italian: “Ehi, l’arbitro, lei è cieco?”

77 days to go, get yer “Chant” on, and remember to always “Chant like an English fan!”

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St. Patrick’s Day Practice for World Cup 2010

March 17, 2010

It’s March 17th – Saint Patrick’s Day – probably the ‘greenest’ day of the year (especially in America!), so green in fact they should use it to bulldoze over the Earth Day scam! Instead, though, we get to enjoy green Guiness and Irish madness for 24 hours.

The “Irish”-Americans go nuts today, with some of the biggest St. Paddy’s Day parades in New York city, Boston, and Chicago. Perhaps less well-known is the fact that it’s also the first official dress rehearsal for England supporters to get their “Chant” on and lubricate their best terrace voices.

Since Ireland didn’t qualify for the World Cup this year, let’s not hold that against them, and show the true English spirit and raise some glasses to our fellow island neighbours and get some serious drinking practice in.

If you feel like partying it up with a quick footie chant or two, remember to give “Chant Like an English Fan” a quick play, so you have something to sing and dance to, and get used to the words. It’s even been suggested, that if you get drunk enough, you might want to start singing:

“Ay-oh whey-oh, ay-oh whey-oh

“Chant like a leprechaun…!”

Remember to keep following us on Twitter @theladdz, check us out on Myspace http://myspace.com/theladdz, and find us somewhere on Facebook.

World Cup Song Marketing Plan/ Volenteers Needed

February 26, 2010

Once again, a BIG shout-out and thank you to all our fans and supporters this year. You are all doing a totally fantastic job “chanting” on England and getting our little England supporters’ track, Chant Like an English Fan!” a lot of airplay and exposure.

In order to make it even easier for anybody to help plug our track and lend a hand (the more the merrier, please!) this year, on this page we’ve just outlined a few things you can do to pitch in that are pretty simple to do.

TASK LIST CHALLENGES:

  1. Friend with us on MySpace: http://myspace.com/theladdz and ask ALL your friends to friend with us too.
  2. Put us in your Top Friends on MySpace.
  3. Upload our song to your MySpace page.
  4. Follow us on http://twitter.com/theladdz and help us by retweeting our tweets
  5. Reciprocal links – we love these, promote us on your site and we’ll ditto on ours!
  6. Promote us on Facebook
  7. Blog about us and our song

More pro-active stuff below…

  1. Phone and email your local radio station and ask them to play our song, “Chant Like an English Fan!” by The Laddz.

Just to make it super easy, here’s some text that you can cut and paste into your email, and below that is a link to all the UK media outlets you’ll ever need:

Hi there!

There’s no ‘official’ World Cup song for England this year, but we’ve just heard “Chant Like an English Fan” by The Laddz and think it’s fab. Please can you play this when you get the chance to help get us in the mood for some great football this year!

Come on England…!

(That gives you an idea, anyway!) Here’s the URL for the email addresses and phone numers: http://www.mediauk.com/radio/

Once again, thanks to you all for helping make our song a big success and helping Chant England to their SECOND WIN… Come on England, let’s bring the Cup back home where it belongs…!