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World Cup: Guide Dogs For FIFA Refs…

July 1, 2010

Don’t Let FIFA Drop The Ball: FACEBOOK FIFA PETITION

In our unwavering effort to make sure FIFA don’t fall asleep (again!) on the issue of bringing their match adjudication into the 21st Century, with better technology to prevent their piss-poor refs’ performance, we’re pressing forward with our FIFA petition to act sooner rather than later on the issue.

Please help show your support to apply grassroots pressure on FIFA to not only discuss the use of Goal Line Technology/ Live Video Review, but set a CONCRETE GOAL to actually have it in use BEFORE the next World Cup in 2014.

As a suggestion, in the meantime, as a cheaper solution for this World Cup in South Africa: issue all your refs with Guide Dogs and white canes, at least that way the fans won’t go so crazy when they don’t SEE an obvious goal or off-side!

Show your support and join us on Facebook, and tell all your friends…!

Don’t Let FIFA Drop The Ball: FACEBOOK FIFA PETITION

World Cup: 4-1 England v Germany

June 27, 2010

The Three Lions hang their manes in shame, but not for the lack of support from the fans, and not for the want of VIDEO REFEREES NEEDED…!!!

If that bloody, foreign ref that disallowed a BLATANT equalizing goal from England is still alive, I’m sure his football career as a ref is over, or will be plagued with DEATH THREATS from now until his grave! It was downright disgraceful refereeing (especially when the ref in the Mex v Argentina game just ALLOWED an offside goal from Argentina!)

Certainly, these matches have great entertainment value and will be talked about for weeks to come.

England did well, coming back very strong after half time, but the younger, fitter, German squad capitalized on the ill-gotten 2-1 lead, and our veteran squad just couldn’t pull it together. It was nice to finally see Rooney actually playing football with his team mates this match, but sadly not enough.

ONLY ONE THING good can come of the England v Germany ref BLUNDER and the action from Mexico v Argentina going on right now: FIFA… sort your fucking refs out and get video coverage to stop FUCKING UP…!!!

I can read the headlines in the British papers now…

Cheers for keeping the England “Chant” alive and CHANTING LIKE AN ENGLISH FAN…

www.theladdz.com

World Cup: England v Germany

June 27, 2010

A much-anticipated ‘vengence’ match between arch rivals England and Germany scheduled later today. A young, tight German squad, eager to kick butt… a seasoned England team, slowly starting to play the sport of our homeland like it should be played.

Who will win today’s match?

Both teams are fairly well matched, with our Lads having a slight advantage. Let’s not bring up the fact that the last time the Germans went head to head with us in Africa, there were a few more ‘Panzers’ and their coach, Rommel, got his arse handed to him!

Will our valiant boys play like Spitfires and gun the Jerries down on the lush green grass of South Africa? Hopefully we’ll be promised as eventful a match as the US v Ghana battle yesterday. Mad Ant’s prediction…?

If you get yer “Chant” on early, get down the boozer, play CHANT LIKE AN ENGLISH FAN loud and proud, English-stylee, bug yer radio DJ, and blast yer favourite England song from the stereo… Mad Ant says, “2-1” England wins and moves on to the next round.

Pick up a copy of the track here: http://tinyurl.com/3ynwxys

Listen online: www.theladdz.com

“Chant Like an English Fan” make it a #1 this summer!

World Cup: Team USA v Ghana June 26th

June 26, 2010

As the tension mounts in South Africa, an incredible match today between Team USA and Ghana…! If there’s a single fingernail left in the entire United States, I’d be surprised.

In an unexpected half time interview, when questioned about the early Ghanan goal, US keeper, Tim Howard, is alledged to have said, “Well, I saw the F**K-F**K…!!!%#@!!#@ FUUUUUU-%&*$#@@@… and then I F*******K-F-kteeee-F&^%$$#@!!!”

True to form, though, team USA came back to equalize early in the second half. Any American that wasn’t previously a fan of soccer (football, to our European readers!) will undoubtedly be converted forever, if they were lucky enough to have seen today’s match. When it looked like it was headed into a penalty shoot-out, with Team USA holding their own, the second goal from Ghana knocked the plucky US spirit a little. But surely, with Independence Day just around the corner, the same never-say-die attitude Team USA is renowned for kept them going all the way to the final, final whistle.

So, sadly, we say cheerio to our cousins from across the Pond, and hope they will now stand shoulder to shoulder with the England fans and help chant the Laddz to victory against arch rivals Germany in tomorrow’s match…

…Remember, keep the “Chant” alive and continue to CHANT LIKE AN ENGLISH FAN…!

www.theladdz.com

England v USA June 12th

June 12, 2010

We’re all still reeling… 1 – 1 final score… I think the Brazilian ref couldn’t wait to stop the painful game!

Am I the only one still feeling sick about Green’s “butterfingers’…?

The game started well, with it looking like all America was going to win was the toss, with England scoring an impressive early goal in the first 4 minutes!!! Then tragedy struck right before half-time… I can’t bear to write about the cock-up that will haunt Green’s career forever (unless England go on to finally win!)

A lack-lustre second half, with neither side really showing much spunk or passion, and obviously a very disappointing final result. For England to have any chance in future matches, especially against stronger and more experienced teams (seriously chaps, America…? It should have been a 2-0 walkover!) we have to start playing like a united force, not a bunch of glory-seekers… a little bit more teamwork and we’ll have some better footie as the weeks go on.

As to our World Record attempt… as disappointing as England’s effort on the pitch today: lack of manpower and ‘technical’ difficulties (including a person that shall remain nameless on our squad, but not Richard and Mad Ant) put a big spanner in the works of the attempt… falling rather short of our 1966 goal, so far, we’ve had reports back from a little under 100 pubs that could actually participate and play the track at half-time.

A BIG thank you to all the pubs that took part around the world. We made a valient attempt… not easy to pull off a new World Record at such short notice and with only a two-man team!

Looking forward to some excellent football over the coming weeks… and may the best team (England!) win…!!!

www.theladdz.com

England Fan…?

May 29, 2010

Yeah, we know… and thanks (all 97 of you so far!) for pointing out the obviousness of our “mistake“: why is the song called “Chant Like an ENGLISH Fan” and not Chant like an England fan?

Bloody good question!

Want the answer? Really, want the answer…?

Well, we could come up with a very clever answer to solve the mystery… Did we do it on purpose…? Is it some big marketing gimmick…? Is the secret to the Universe locked inside…? Nah, actually it’s rather long and boring, but to satisfy the curiousity of our fans that asked… all NINETY-SEVEN of you… that rubbed our noses in it, proving once again that you don’t necessarily need to be smart to have a smash hit, we felt we owed an explanation.

When Mad Ant first came up with the concept, the song was headed in a totally differnt direction. We’ll let him explain it in his own words:

I’ve always tinkered with lyrics. When I first came to the US, it bugged me that EVERYBODY kept saying the obvious, “Wow, you’re not from round here, are you Australian?” So, in order to keep my sanity, I made up a song called “Talk Like An Englishman” to the tune of the Bangles’ 80s hit “Walk Like An Egyptian”. It was more along the lines ofa Monty Python-style piss-take of all the jolly foreigners that can’t speaky-da-Engleesh.

“When I shared the idea with Richard (Eyre), we both realized footie season was upon us, and it was time to do a World Cup song for shits and giggles. That was the beginning of “Chant”. I guess, what with all the other stuff going on (putting the band together, learning about the music business, getting in the studio, etc.) and being rather drunk for most of the project – apparently alcohol is a good catalyst for creativity – nobody realized or bothered to mention that we hadn’t changed the English part to England.”

Phew! Well, now you know…

Remember, you can follow us on Twitter @theladdz, find us on Facebook somewhere, and – possibly – still hear our track on Myspace http://myspace.com/theladdz

Cheers for all the continued support!

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

World Cup Facts:

April 6, 2010

Did you know… Only seven countries have ever won the World Cup? Rather hard to believe, but it’s true!

Since the first ever World Cup back in 1930 (ahhh, those were the days!) was won by Uruguay (they also won again in 1950), it has only been won by these six other nations:

  • Brazil (5 times)
  • Italy (4 times)
  • Germany (3 times)
  • Argentina (twice)
  • France (once)
  • England (once)

It just goes to show that it’s a funny old game afterall. Can England win again this year, let’s hope so!

Please continue your support and keep the “Chant-effect” going…!

Follow us on twitter @theladdz… on MySpace http://myspace.com/theladdz… and somewhere on Facebook… Keep calling, emailing and Chanting at your clubs and radio DJs for more airplay…

“Chant Like an English Fan” it’s England all the way…!

“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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