Sing Along – Part 4

by James Baker

Wednesday, December 16th, 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.


I think most will have Chelsea as their favourites for title this year. They have a good squad with a hard-nosed edge to it and packed with experience. It has to be that old 80’s classic for the boys from the Bridge, Solid by Ashford & Simpson. Everything about them seems “solid”. However, will they be toasting Champions League success this May or will it be another case of You Can’t Always Get What You Want, The Rolling Stones?


The artisans of the Premiership. I think not many would argue with that. I think they are playing some glorious stuff at the moment and with a little more steel could really run Chelsea close for the title. Ocean Colour Scene, It’s a Beautiful Thing is the only way to describe their play at the moment.

Man Utd

Now in the past we could have used this song to describe Fergie as a manager. In fact, we still can. He is the best, the big enchilada, the top dog, the big cheese, the head honcho! However, no one can berate a referee with the same ability as the “Alan” wily old fox (see what I did there?) at Old Trafford and he has been doing plenty of it recently. Nobody Does it Better, Carly Simon. Neil Warnock might have a shout as a great ref abuser but come on, he isn’t fit to lace Fergie’s boots.


Being a Hammer, I always took great delight in the fact that Tottenham were as rubbish as we were. In the old days, The Foo Fighters, The Pretender would have been a good one for the delusional bunch from the lane. Maybe Aerosmith and Dream On for Champions League football for the Spuds. But this season they are playing some lovely stuff. Getting Better, The Beatles for them. “I have to admit they’re getting better”!!

Aston Villa

After the big fall-out between Martin O’Neill and Nigel Reo Coker the other week, the pair seem to have built some bridges and patched up their differences. Indeed, Reo Coker was captain for Villa last weekend. However, being a Hammer, I cannot resist an opportunity to get one in on the former Hammers skipper. Fighting with your manager, whatever next? He really is The (Reo) Joker, The Steve Miller Band.

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  • dexylongshot

    What about ,
    “Mama said knock you out” for Beattie and Pulis!

  • MickeyMarbles

    I’m thinking more’ rage against the machine for that one”

    Fk you I won’t do what you tell me!!!!

    Just seen the video, very good boys, go Dexy and Weaslejuice!!!!

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