Kolo Toure is a one-man maverick this we know. He walks to the beat of his own drum, hacks down the Arsenal royalty he wants to hack down, and bloody well answers the questions he wants to answer during his press conferences.
To that end, the question that was actually put to Toure during a recent presser was which, of all the myriad fan chants he'd heard sung in his footballing career, was his favourite.
As if the street marches and the plane banners weren't silly enough, one Arsenal fan has signalled the death knell for the entire Anti-Wenger movement by producing one of the most cringe-inducing protest anthems you could possibly imagined.
Filmed alone in his bedroom, the fan warbles his way through his self-penned effort,which borrows abacking track from one of the most inspirational protest anthems in existence "Leave Right Now" by Will Young.
Atlanta United, and specifically their rowdy fans, are already fostering themselves one holy hell of a reputation ahead of their MLS debut next month.
During what we assume was Saturday's pre-season trip toplay Charlestown Battery, the Atlanta ultras formed a fearsome raiding party, leaving the home fans quaking with a barrage of blood-curdling war cries.
We guess that one or two of the Arsenal fans involved in this Macarena routine might be regretting taking part now that it's going to be seen by thousands of people on YouTube. Gunners supporters were singing an entertaining Per Mertesacker chant to the tune of the cheesy Spanish pop hit ahead of yesterday's win [.
Spurs fans have unveiled a chant for new hero Christian Eriksen and they couldn't resist including a pop at Arsenal's record signing Mesut Ozil. The song, to the tune of Black Lace's Agadoo, goes: Eriksen, sen, sen; He's our number 23. Eriksen, sen, sen; Came to play for AVB. To the left to the [...]
Swansea fans delivered a chant of "we thought you were dead" to Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie during Saturday's match. The song was a reference to comments made by Sir Alex Ferguson last season. The former United boss claimed that Van Persie was lucky to be alive after Swans defender Ashley Williams kicked the [.
Roman Abramovich has long envisaged a time when Chelsea bring through homegrown talent, so you can imagine his was delighted to see Josh Turnbull, son of Blues keeper Ross, score at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The toddler picked the ball up on the edge of the box, dribbled into the area, stopped to literally pick [.
Given his game-changing substitute appearance, there's no doubting Tom Huddlestone's commitment to the Tottenham cause. But he did provide a comedy moment when TV cameras caught him joining Manchester City fans in a rendition of Blue Moon from the comfort of the Spurs bench. It is a catchy tune. This follows hot on the heels [.
This bizarre footage comes ahead of Manchester City catching the train to London for yesterday's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea. Defender Micah Richards can clearly be heard strolling along the platform at Stockport station singing Manchester United fans' chant in honour of Michael Carrick. Richards sings: "Hard to believe it's not Scholes, it's Carrick, you [.
Southampton's Jason Puncheon left the field for unusual circumstances against Everton tonight... as he had to use the toilet. The Saints were left with 10 men on the field while their winger left the field to use the club's facilities. He was welcomed back rather amusingly by chants of: "Jason Puncheon, he went for a [.
In the waning minutes of the Ireland vs Spain match, the Irish fans as their team stared at
elimination fill the stadium with their rousing chant of "The Fields of Athenry". No one
was hurt. It was moving, beautiful and poignant giving us a peek into an antiquated vision of the
"beautiful game", gleaming for an ephemeral moment under a rubble of cynicism, calumny, and rank
New York Red Bulls have said that they are willing to pay their fans if it will stop them chanting obscenities at their players.
For reasons far beyond our capacity to comprehend, it's apparently become a bit of a tradition for the Red Bulls fans to chant "you suck a**hole" at the players before each and every goalkick, a chant which has apparently spread to a few other MLS stadiums over the past season.
"We're not really here" are some of the words emblazoned around the Etihad Stadium amongst other
footnotes and references to Manchester City's history. These particular words are significant
because of a chant started by the Blue Moon faithful in...
"Come on you reds", "Come on you blues", "There's only 1 team in London", Chants brilliantly sung
by millions of fans every season across the world. Whether you support a multi million pound club
or a club that relies on players to pay their way you support them through thick and thin. The
lower down [.
Manchester United's players dedicated a chant to their coach driver after he smooth-talked his way
out of trouble with Chinese police. United's coach was stopped on a busy road in Shanghai by police
after reportedly using the wrong lane. Officers hauled the driver away for questioning. The coach
was surrounded by fans while the driver [.
"What do you mean 'no one knows the theme song'?"ï»¿ï»¿
From the band who brought you the South Stand's first full-length version of Queen's Bohemian
Rhapsody (well most of the words at least)... it's time for another sing-along! It's been a
while since we've had a midweek hymn sheet, but hey.
Germany beat Portugal 1-0 in their Euro 2012 opener on Saturday, frustrating Cristiano Ronaldo
in the process -- something the German fans tried to lay the seeds for well before the match even
In the hours leading up to the big game between Germany and Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo is once
again the focus of attention.
"There's only one cure..."ï»¿
Welcome back to our sing-along depot where we try to unleash TFC supporters' inner BMO Field Idol.
After witnessing the spontaneous, wildfire popularity of the "Where is Waldo?" chant at the Canada
v USA match, we know you have an ear for some new tunes. With that we bring you a few more dittys
for you to try out at the oppportune TFC moment.
Suarez Soolsma in da house!ï»¿
Welcome to our newest regular feature "Chants on Goal" where we bring our Yorkies' flavour to TFC
terrace songs and chants. We're not trying to reinvent the BMO Field choir-wheel but giving you a
few of our ridiculous favourite "hits" for you to enjoy and, if you feel the musical urge, bring
them to your corner of the stadium.
There was no other way to title this post. There had been around a million home fans (or so it
sounded) in full voice at the St. Mary's for 92 minutes, and yet this is the line that prevailed at
the end. There have been reservations expressed about this man's move to such a direct rival,
including on this very website, but now it doesn't seem too odd anymore (and
that's not hypocrisy.
Portugal is one of many European nations currently facing economic crisis, but the Portuguese
Football Federation has somehow been granted a hefty budget of â‚¬33,000 ($42,000) per day to keep
the squad accommodated in the same hotel that France are using (and where Franck Ribery probably
sleeps in his special alone-time sauna machine).
Chidge is joined by the usual suspects to run the rule over Chelsea's first match of the Premier
League campaign against Wigan.
So here we are again for our first proper match of the season, or should we say â€˜Here Wigan-0,
Here Wigan-0, Here Wigan-0!' The boys did all the hard work inside 7 minutes to secure our first 3
points of the season, and away points at that.
Stamford Chidge and the FanCast crew bask in the warm glow of Chelsea reaching the Champions League
Final against the odds, slapping QPRhahaha 6-1 and Fernando Torres scoring his first hat-trick for
Well against all the odds, this week was even better than last one as Chelsea knocked out their
Champions League nemesis â€“ that's right, UEFA, oh and Barcelona of course in probably one of the
best performances by an English side in Europe.
Chidge is joined by a very hungover FanCast crew as the post-match celebrations in thrashing Sp*rs
took their toll! Nevertheless, the boys and Beth from Chelsea in America relive the best moments of
one of their greatest ever Wembley days out!
A huge roar went up in the pub when Theo Walcott came on for the last 20 minutes against Ukraine
last night, England's saviour returns to thwart yet anotherÂ continentalÂ foe, 'Theo, Theo, Theo'
Image: Four Four TwoÂ (thanks to @A_Hess for the nudge)
A day after winning the Champions League in Munich, Chelsea returned to London and held their
open-top bus parade to celebrate the season's cup double. The joyous occasion was celebrated with a
few songs, including a rendition of "We Are The Champions" from Fernando Torres that was so off
key, the cameras couldn't even show the singer, Didier Drogba leading the "Super Frankie Lampard"
chant and David Luiz shouting his usual hilarious nonsense.
Following United's game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last season, a match report appeared
in the London Evening Standard. The opening paragraphs did not mention the score or the
man of the match or anything to do with the tactics, instead they focussed on our fans' most
popular chant at the time.
"What is the most iconic chant that the Philadelphia Union fans do?"
It seems like such a simple question but when it was posed to me last week, it seemed to raise more questions. What defines a chant? Is it just a song sung at the match? Does it have to be something that can be sung at really any time, or would you include songs sung at specific times?
Before you do anything else, go here to check out the Timbers Army song sheet. It has been a while, just give yourself a little reminder.
My personal favorite addition to the Timbers Army's chants last season, Bella Ciao is probably the chant that the most people struggle with so take a look at the song sheet, watch this video of Chumbawamba's catchy version, and jump on in when it get broken out on game day.
In the wake of Don Garber's interview with Brian Straus (Part 1 and Part 2), lots has been
written about The Don's comments concerning the "You Suck Asshole" chant and other perceived
vulgarities coming from supporters group. While most of us agree that YSA is dumb and unoriginal,
the issue has never really been about YSA, it's about MLS being scared shit-less of losing their
spot at the golden trough of television money.
When approached to do our first ever sponsored post at Sounder at Heart, the
decision was easy. Samsung and SB Nation wanted us to present and chat about our favorite sports
highlight. This is easy. Part of it is because I never saw the home game goal (Zach Scott's goal is
the only other CenturyLink MLS goal I did not see live).
Who Needs Mourinho? We've Got Perchinho is a chant that's Â being sung by Newcastle fans at Â the
Newcastle matches lately. Perchinho Newcastle's new star this year It's in praise of James Perch,
who some of us last season thought wasn't good enough for the Premier League. But James has been a
star for [.
As the season draws to a close, Chris Lines attempts to measure the success of this, Wimbledon's
first year back in the League. "It only took nine years," was the chant as AFC Wimbledon edged
Luton Town on penalties at Eastlands last May. Nine years after their club had been shamefully
ripped away from them by the authorities, Wimbledon were back in the Football League.