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“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…!”

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“Chant Like An English Fan” Crowned King By The England Megastore

March 8, 2010

Flying the flag at the England Megastore

We are very excited to announce, even though the World Cup kickoff isn’t for many months yet, that our early promotional work to put our song for the England squad contender out there into the marketplace has already started to have massive effect.

The latest piece of exciting news is that the England Megastore, your one-stop-shop for everything a true England fan could ever dream of,  has crowned “Chant Like an English Fan” their King of World Cup England songs for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

“We’re extremely excited about this early attention,” beams Richard Eyre, co-writer of the track. “In 2006, when we first launched the band, we were slow out the gate and the majors elbowed us out of the way a lot.” It didn’t stop their catchy little number getting some attention though; Channel Four, BBC, and Virgin, to name just a few.

“This year we really wanted to make a big splash,” adds Donnelly, the other half of this lyricist duet. “We were told we were starting too early with our promotion, but we’re basing our success on the results we’re getting this year.”

Along with some early airplay on BBC Lancashire, and an upcoming debut at Old Trafford during half-time at the Man Utd v Fulham match, this recognition from the England Megastore (also known simply as the England Football Shop) is a great foot on the ladder to even more promotion and publicity later on in the year.

A very big thank you goes out to the England Megastore for their chosing our track, and we wish them a prosperous World Cup football sales season, as we all band together and support England to a hopeful second win.

If anybody else would love to chose “Chant” as their favourite England supporters’ song this year, we’d love to hear from you!

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)

World Cup Song on the Radio

February 24, 2010

Great news! and a big thank you to all of your for your support… “Chant Like an English Fan!” is now starting to get some excellent early radio play…!

You will be able to hear it this week on:

Venture Radio, John Peters’ Show 18.00 GMT, and

Sean McGinty, Presenter BBC Introducing & Social Media Producer

listen online

Please continue to phone and email your local radio station to ask to hear them play it. With your support, we can really get the word out there about our catchy World Cup England song, and help Chant England on to success this year.

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Top 10 England World Cup Songs

February 21, 2010

Remember this…?

http://top40.about.com/od/top10lists/tp/worldcuppop.htm

We made it to #7 back in 2006, I wonder if we’ll get ranked higher this year? Here’s the full list of the Top 10:

1. Embrace – World at Your Feet
2. Sham 69 & the Special Assembly – Hurry Up England
3. Ricky – We Are England
4. Dead Poets Society – England My England
5. Crazy Frog – We Are the Champions
6. New Order – World In Motion
7. The Laddz – Chant Like and English Fan
8. Tone Def All Stars – Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Jurgen Klinsmann?
9. Tony Christie – (Is This the Way to) The World Cup
10. John Leyton – Hi Ho Come on England

I wonder who’s going to be in the running this year? Either way, England looks well placed to score a smash hit with the fans and put on a great show… not long to wait now.

We hope you enjoy our song in the meantime, and keep coming back to hear news about free giveaways and our official release date when you can finally own your own copy of our track.

LB’s Top Chat-up Lines…

February 4, 2010

Kick-off’s still a while a away, so we thought we’d fill ya in with some light entertainment whilst we wait… we thought this was rather funny, and we’d love to hear some of your own chat-up one-liners (the cheesier the better, and how well they worked!)

  1. Grab yer coat, you’ve pulled.
  2. It was a toss-up between another beer and shagging you tonight. I guess you’re lucky I ran out of money!
  3. You’re the only girl in here my mates haven’t screwed, so I guess you’re a safe bet.
  4. It might just be that I’m drunk, but I think you’re really sexy. Wanna prove how sexy you are and wake up with me in the morning?
  5. They say, “Every dog has it’s day” well I guess this is your lucky night!
  6. Okay, that’s it for now, post yer comments and your own lines…

Rock on England… 2010 is the year we’ll all get laid more and win the World Cup back!!!

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