Posted tagged ‘soccer 2010’

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: 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

Special Picklive Press Event…

April 12, 2010

To date we’ve only ever covered live football matches on Picklive. But with the World Cup just around the corner we’ve been wondering what it might have been like if we’d had Picklive since the start of time.

Would you have picked Sheringham and Shearer in ’96, Platt or Gascoigne in ’90 and of course would Maradonna have collected more than just +20 for his incredible solo goal against England in ’86?

Now you can find out. Between 6pm and 8.30pm on Thursday April 15th, we’re holding an event for press, bloggers and friends of Picklive at our offices in London. We’ll put a classic World Cup game on the big screen and you can play along in a knockout format. If you’re the winner after 90 minutes, you receive a prize for the charity of your choice

If you know your World Cup history and you’d like to attend then please drop us an email.

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…!

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.

The Lyrics…

March 2, 2010

You have been asking for them, so here they are… The Lyrics to “Chant Like an English Fan” by The Laddz, our unofficial World Cup Song for England contender… enjoy!

Chant Like An English Fan
(To the tune of ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’)
Lyrics by Richard Eyre & Anthony Donnelly. Music by Liam Sternberg

All the players that are on the pitch
Weve got the balls, dont you know
If they shoot real quick (Oh Whey Oh)
They score the goals like theres no one home.
All the English fans in the stands,
They’ve got the vibe, take a bet,
Were English Fans (Oh Whey Oh)
We chant it out, smoke a cigarette
Student types with their bongs and pipes, say

Ay oh whey oh, whey oh ay oh
Chant like an English Fan

The Lads they make their moves
They spin around as they cross the field
We got the moves (Oh Whey Oh)
You drop the ball then we strike it home
All the other teams, they try their best
They like a drink and the other stuff
Last orders ring (Oh Whey Oh)
You turn it round like an English Fan
All the fans here to rock the place, say

Ay oh whey oh, whey oh ay oh
Chant like an English Fan

Stomp yer feet to the beat and bend your back
Wave yer arms, then you rock the shack
Were cool you know (Oh Whey Oh)
So strike a pose for the Union Jack
If you want to find all the lads
Theyre drinking out all the local pubs
They sing and dance (Oh Whey Oh)
Pick up the birds, cruise around the clubs
All the German fans with their marks
And the French praying in the dark
And the Italians know
They cant chant like an English Fan
All the rest try and play their best, say

Ay oh whey oh, whey oh ay oh
Chant like an English Fan
Chant like an English Fan
Chant like an English Fan
(Come and score a goal if yer think youre fast enough)
Chant like an English Fan
(Come and score a goal if yer think youre fast enough)