The Sloop John B tune can be heard at most grounds every week these days, but it wasn't always this way. In October 2010, Nani scored a goal against Spurs which left the opposition incredulous. He had fallen over in the box after Kaboul pulled on his shirt with both hands. When Nani was on the floor, he touched the ball with his hand.
Arsenal cult hero Emmanuel Eboue has been singing the chants that he wants fans to sing for him when he returns to the Emirates Stadium with Galatasaray this weekend. Eboue burst into a short repertoire of his own chants during an interview with the Gunners' in-house media team. He revealed he wants fans to sing: [.
One of the most popular anti-Gareth Bale chants among Tottenham's rivals professes that: "He looks like a chimp." An Arsenal fan decided to illustrate the point during yesterday's north London derby by throwing a banana at Bale as he prepared to take a corner.
Police had to use tear gas to break-up a crowd that gathered outside a restaurant to see new signing Mario Balotelli. AC Milan fans had assembled as their new signing attempted to dine with vice-president Adriano Galliani. The pair ended up dancing in the street with ultras at one point. They were incited to join [.
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 [.
AC Milan's friendly against lower league side Pro Patria was abandoned yesterday after Kevin Prince Boateng was racially abused. The former Spurs and Portsmouth man belted the ball in the general direction of the monkey chants before stripping out of his AC Milan kit and leading his team-mates off the pitch.
Blackburn manager Steve Kean fell victim to a rather cruel prank during his side's pre-season trip
to Cork. The Rovers boss had kindly taken the time to sign autographs and pose for photos with
fans. He was just posing for one final photo when the cheeky Irish chap who had requested the
picture started chanting [.
Everton stalwart Tony Hibbert has played more than 300 games for the club, but has never scored a
goal. The right-back's legendary goal-shyness led to chants and banners of "If Hibbert Scores, We
Riot" around Goodison Park for the last few seasons. But Hibbert finally broke his duck as he
prepared to start his 13th [.
Liverpool came to Old Trafford last season and sang "and now you're gonna believe us, we're gonna win the league."
With three games left to play they were five points clear at the top of the table. Then Steven Gerrard miscontrolled a simple pass, slipped over and Demba Ba scored. In their next game, they looked to be saving their season, and were 3-0 up against Crystal Palace with 10 minutes left to play.
In Part 2 of my interview with the authentic piece of Mancunia that is SeÃ±or.Boyle, I focus more on Pete's role as Old Trafford songsmith, his rise to prominence, his opinions on the state of football chanting generally, and his views on MUFC songs past and present.
JS: I regularly see you discussing MUFC songs on Twitter, and it's evident that you pride yourself on originality, with which I concur.
"Oh, oh, oh, it's Carrick, you know, it's hard to believe it's not Scholes" is the song that was first penned years ago for Michael Carrick. The fact that a lot of fans (rightly) didn't see him on a level with Scholes probably contributed to it not really taking off.
However, this afternoon, in our 2-0 win over QPR, our travelling fans sung the song on repeat in the second half and after leaving the ground.
Over the years football fans have found many things to jibe Manchester United about supposed 'glory hunter' fans and 'Fergie time' for starters. But sitting atop the list is the mocking of Old Trafford's meek atmosphere despite their enormous 76,000-seater capacity. With sections of the crowd claiming they are screaming their hearts out at [.
I am not one of those people who believe that Tottenham Hotspur is somehow an evil institution whose supporters are seriously demented. My view has always been, we support who we support generallyby chance, in my case because both my parents, and both sets of grandparents supported Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger gets subjected to massive amounts of abuse from opposing fans, notably in recent
times there has been a hullaballoo about the chants from Manchester United fans, Tottenhams fans,
and most recently up at Stoke where he was continually lambasted all the way through the game. The
Arsenal boss admits that it can get [.
It was confirmed yesterday that Neville Neville, the father of Gary and Phil, died in Australia after suffering from a heart attack. He was in Australia to watch England's netball team in the World Cup, who are coached by his daughter Tracey.
During Manchester United's 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur today, the crowd sung a song in memory of Neville.
Imagine just how horrendous tomorrow would have been if Liverpool had won the title last season. Had Steven Gerrard not miscontrolled that pass against Chelsea and fallen over, Liverpool would be coming to Old Trafford tomorrow as the champions of England. Whatever the scoreline, nothing would stop them lauding last season's success over us.
Reds globally dream of having their chant reverberate around the Theatre of Dreams. Have you ever wanted to have one of your chants immortalised in MUFC folklore? Well maybe now is your chance. Please send your original song entries email@example.com for Pete Boyle's consideration.
Oh, oh, oh it's Carrick, you know, hard to believe it's not Scholes...
Years after first being sung in small numbers, Michael Carrick's chant took off in the away end at Loftus Road on the weekend.
Whilst some fans have been criticial of the song, claiming that Carrick isn't fit to lace Scholes' boots, we should probably remember that Vidic isn't actually a murder, we don't often score six goals, and Rooney isn't as good as Pele.
Southampton's Jason Puncheon showed he can take a joke after his recent mid-match toilet break. The Saints star's extended convenience break against Everton caused much hilarity and a few spin-off chants. But Puncheon answered back with a toilet-inspired goal celebration during the victory over Manchester City on Saturday.
Spurs fans defend our use of the word, the club defend our use of the word, and now, the Metropolitan Police have reassured Spurs fans they will NOT face prosecution for using the word 'Yid' in match day chants. According to the Daily Mail, London's police force agreed with the club and their supporters that the 'Yid Army' songs are not anti-Semitic.
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A confidently dominated match that saw us cruise to a 2-0 win. Except for the mistake from Lloris that gifted Benteke a free header, we were never really in any danger of conceding. The first half ended 0-0 to the sound of applause this time and we came out in the second half and continued to dominate.
To celebrate our humble milestone of passing 200,000 hits to this little playground of football
malarkey, we thought we'd have a little sing-a-long. While we often share some chants with you on
here, today's is a bit special.
While we don't like to toot our own horn (TOOT!), today we take a look at the new BMO Field South
Stand song sensation - Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody".
DembaÂ BaÂ addressed the racists chants directed at him and a couple ofÂ otherÂ Newcastle players
at Den Haag on Saturday byÂ labelingÂ them "stupid dudes who had to man up", and that wasÂ
certainlyÂ straight to the point, but DembaÂ Ba, as we have found out over the last year Â while
he's been on Tyneside, has very simple and very strong philosophies on [.