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1. "Away up in Gorgie at Tynecastle park
There's a wee fitba' team that will aye make its mark.
They've won all the honours in footballing arts
And there's nae ither team to compare with the ---"
The blank in the lyric is the shortened name of a Scottish football team. Which was it that shared a name with a novel by one of the country's most famous writers?
2. "Sing about the Gunners,
We're the lads in red and white,
We can play the football game,
And we can play it right.
While there's still a minute left,
We'll not give up the fight,
When we go marching on Wembley..."
There is a clue in lyrics to the north London football team this song is about. Which of these was it?
3. "Back home, they'll be thinking about us
When we are far away
Back home, they'll be really behind us
In every game we play
They'll share every goal we are scoring
We will still hear them roaring
And we'll give all we've got to give
For the folks back home..."
Which of the four UK 'home countries' used this song for a campaign to retain the World Cup?
4. "We're the boys in Royal Blue we're called the Pride Of London
We'll always stand for --- until the day is done
We wear the Blue with honour keep the Blue Flag flying high
We'll always follow --- that's why we're London's pride."
There is very little modesty about the claims in this song about a London football team. Which of these fills in the blank?
5. "You can sing of the glories of teams you have seen,
Of the Saints or the Dons up in old Aberdeen,
But in all this fine world there's but one team for me,
Its the bold boys who wear the dark blue of ---"
Which football club hailing from a city famous for 'jute, jam and journalism' was this song about?
6. "City: --- City
We are the lads who are playing to win
City: the Boys in Blue will never give in
Football is the game that we all live for
Saturday is the day we play the game
Everybody have to pull together
And together we will stand
Even if we're playing down at Maine Road
Or if we play a million miles away
There will always be a loyal fan behind us
To cheer us on our way"
Which of the many English football teams with the word City in their name was this song about?
7. "Take me to the Vetch Field
Way down by the sea
Where I will follow ---
About which long-established football club was this an anthem?
8. "Well we play in white and black and we're deadly in attack
We're the most united team in all the land
You can hear the Geordie's roar every time the Magpies score
We're the most united team in all the land..."
There are several clues in the lyrics, but to which of these football teams do they relate?
9. "In the days to call, which we have left behind,
Our boyhood's glorious game,
And our youthful vigour has declined
With its mirth and its lonesome end;
You will think of the time, the happy time,
Its memories fond recall
When in the bloom of your youthful prime
We've kept upon the ball..."
These are lyrics of what has been described as the oldest football team song still in use. Which club is referred to here?
10. "I've been a wild rover for many a year, and I've spent all my money on this seat right here.
There's no point in saving for a rainy day, 'cos I'm a wild rover and here I will stay
And it's no nay, never
No nay never no more
'Cos I'll stay a wild rover forever and more..."
Which of these football teams adapted a traditional Irish song as a club anthem?
Source: Author darksplash
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