Quiz about Sing While Youre Winning Soccer Team Songs
Quiz about Sing While Youre Winning Soccer Team Songs

Sing While You're Winning: Soccer Team Songs Quiz


In the world of sport, music is often never far away. See if you can identify these songs sung about football (soccer) teams in the UK.

A multiple-choice quiz by darksplash. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
darksplash
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
361,721
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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This quiz has 2 formats: you can play it as a or as shown below.
Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
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?
Hint

Queen of the South
Heart of Midlothian
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Queen's Park

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?
Hint

Millwall
Tottenham Hotspur
Arsenal
Canning Town

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
Out there
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?
Hint

England
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales

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?
Hint

Wimbledon
Chelsea
West Ham
Queen's Park Rangers

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?
Hint

Dundee
Dunfirmline Athletic
Falkirk
Stenhousemuir

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?
Hint

Bradford City
Hull City
Bristol City
Manchester City

7. "Take me to the Vetch Field
Way down by the sea
Where I will follow ---
--- City"

About which long-established football club was this an anthem?
Hint

Swansea City
Lincoln City
Stoke City
Cardiff City

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?
Hint

Newcastle United
St Mirren
Fulham
Derby County

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?
Hint

Norwich City
Notts County
Nottingham Forest
Stoke City

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?
Hint

Blackburn Rovers
Glasgow Celtic
Liverpool
Stranrear


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
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?

Answer: Heart of Midlothian

"Hearts, Hearts, glorious Hearts
It's down at Tynecastle they bide
The talk of the toon are the boys in maroon
And Auld Reekie supports them with pride..."

Founded in 1874, Heart of Midlothian Football Club was Edinburgh's oldest and most successful senior football team. It took its name from the novel "The Heart of Midlothian" by Sir Walter Scott.
The lyrics are from a song by the comedian, singer and actor Hector Nicol (1920-1985)
Released in the late 1950s, on the other side of the single was a song about the other senior football team in Edinburgh. Like many other fervent Hearts supporters, darksplash has never listened to that side.
Sir Walter Scott wrote "The Heart of Midlothian" in 1818. The original Heart of Midlothian was the old Tolbooth prison in Edinburgh.
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?

Answer: Arsenal

Arsenal FC, "the gunners", was formed in 1886. For many years the club's home ground was Highbury, but in 2006 the club moved to a new home, named the Emirates Stadium in a sponsorship deal with the Middle Eastern airline of the same name.
The chorus goes:
"March on, march on!
The boys from Highbury.
March on, march on!
March on to victory.
The Gunners colours on the Cup,
Is what we're gonner [sic] see,
When we go marching on Wembley!"

This is sung to a melody that many football clubs used. The words in other usage were often not so mild or inoffensive.
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 Out there 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?

Answer: England

"Back Home" was written by one of the most respected writers of pop songs of his era, Phil Coulter. It spent three weeks at the top of the UK singles charts.
It was sung by the players of the 1970 England World Cup squad. England had won the cup in 1966 and hopes were high of retaining it before they set off to Mexico. They were beaten in the quarter finals by West Germany.
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?

Answer: Chelsea

Founded in 1905, Chelsea had to wait fifty years for their first major honours, but after that regularly won some of England, and Europe's top awards. The club entered a new phase of success when it was acquired by the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in 2003.
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?

Answer: Dundee

This was another song by the Scottish comedian, singer and actor Hector Nicol (1920-1985) and was released in the early 1960s. Dundee, the Dark Blues or the Dees, were founded in 1896.
The city of Dundee was originally an iron age settlement but became a powerhouse of Scotland during the industrial revolution with trades based on the production of items from jute, the invention of marmalade in the city in 1797 and its major newspaper and magazine publishers D. C. Thompson.

(Chorus)
Let the proud Rangers sing of the records they hold,
Let Celtic proclaim all their heroes of old,
We will follow and follow o'er land and o'er sea,
For the brave boys who wear the dark blue of Dundee..."
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?

Answer: Manchester City

For those who know the history of English football stadiums, there is a clue in the lyrics. Maine Road was the home of Manchester City from 1923 until their move to a new ground, the City of Manchester Stadium in 2003.
7. "Take me to the Vetch Field Way down by the sea Where I will follow --- --- City" About which long-established football club was this an anthem?

Answer: Swansea City

Swansea City were founded as Swansea Town in 1912, but the name changed when Swansea was made a city in 1969.
Swansea is in Wales, but the team first played in the English Football League in 1921. The Vetch Field named in the lyrics was the home ground from 1912 until the club, after having been sold, moved to the Liberty Stadium in 2005.
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?

Answer: Newcastle United

The traditional colours of Newcastle United FC were black and white and, almost inevitably, one of their nicknames was 'magpies'. The them Geordie refers to people hailing from the Newcastle area. Founded in 1892, other nicknames for Newcastle were 'The Toon' and 'Geordies.' Black and white were colours traditionally associated with the three 'wrong' answers.
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?

Answer: Norwich City

"Kick off, throw in, have a little scrimmage,
Keep it low, a splendid rush, bravo, win or die;
On the ball, City, never mind the danger,
Steady on, now's your chance,
Hurrah! We've scored a goal.
City!, City!, City!.."

Norwich City were formed in 1902 and hailed from East Anglia. Their traditional colours of yellow and green probably prompted the nickname of 'the canaries'. The three 'wrong' answers are the oldest teams still playing in England at senior level. Notts County were formed in 1862; Stoke City in 1863; and Nottingham Forest in 1865.
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?

Answer: Blackburn Rovers

"And this is the place that I'll always frequent, and I don't care right now if my money is spent.
So stand up and join me, and sing when I say - I'll be a wild rover 'til my dying day..."

Formed in 1877, Blackburn Rovers were among the founding members of the Football league in 1888. The club enjoyed regular successes in the early part of the 20th Century and later added the new Premier League title to their roll of honour. Trivia note: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was honorary vice-chairman in the club in the 1980s.
Source: Author darksplash

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