Sing Along – Part 3

by James Baker

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Last season, I wrote a piece that attributed a song to each Premier League team that reflected their current status or something that was going on at the club at the time. At the risk of going over old ground, I thought I would update the songs for the teams in this years Premiership with my current musings. Just to give you a flavour of some of my songs from last year we had Blowin’ in the Wind for Hull’s chances of staying up, Stoke were Livin’ on a Prayer and Bolton had the Ramones, I wanna be sedated! Well at least I was right about Bolton! Here we go again pop pickers.

Manchester City

The richest team in the world. We could have Mr Blue Sky (sky blue), ELO for the boys from Eastlands. I think we should stick with the opening song from Goodfellas. Tony Bennett, Rags to Riches. How long before they are challenging for the Premiership with the riches on offer? It won’t be long.


How the mighty have fallen. The Scousers are in 7th place in the league, almost certainly out of the Champions League and trying to patch a team together for their next game with a growing injury list. Is this the team that were going to win everything this year? That is what I was told by a few of my reds loving friends. The Kinks, Where have all the good times gone?


Andy Reid. He loves a pie that boy! Well maybe Andy Reid of old did but not these days. He has shifted some weight this summer and surprise, surprise his performances have improved (hmmm, no “carry on” comments, please!!). Has he stopped eating the takeaways or is he in the gym more? I am going with the takeaways. I need to give him that song that went on about McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut. I don’t know the name of the song or the band and I refuse to look it up on Google, even in the name of cutting-edge (well this article) journalism!!

Stoke City

Stoke City are the envy of many a Championship team, they’ve spent well and have a built a fortress at the Britanna Stadium in the process. Not the prettiest side to watch but we are in a results game after all. No Place Like Home by Squeeze is the perfect song for the Potters.


Burnley are the new kids on the block. Like Stoke before them, they too have built a fortress at home, beating the likes Man Utd & Everton. However, their away leaves a lot to be desired picking up just one point on the road. Step by Step by New Kids on the Block sums Burnley up for me.

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