Ah Mark E. Smith, leader of the Fall. Not for the feint of heart nor the mild of manner. Eccentric even by English standards but brilliant all the same.
Good music goes with big football tournaments like Stellas go with calamari (for me…inseparable). This song from a couple years back seems like the perfect accompaniment to a scene featuring fans from England et al tromping off to the rather different footballing culture of Poland and the Ukraine. It could get ugly. Mark E. Smith nails it:
We have to pay for everything
But some things are for free
We live on blood
We are Sparta F.C.
English Chelsea fan this is your last game
We’re not Galatasary We’re Sparta F.C.
And take your fleecy jumper you won’t need it anymore
It is in the car boot moving away
‘Cause where you are going clothes won’t help
Stay at home with TV set
Here’s the song set amidst a perfectly Fall-esque video
Bring on the Euros. Looking forward to pumping out lots of nonsense on here while they’re on.