2006 World Cup

Too Slow

"Hurry Up England"
Motty's Sheepskin
2006
"Hurry Up England"
Sham 69 & The Special Assembley
2006

As we saw with Scotland's 1998 ballad-anthem Don't Come Home Too Soon, the British public is suspicious of official team songs that are slow or reflective. And as we also saw with Scotland, the reaction in the other direction can be extreme. Read more about Too Slow

A Little Bit Hip-Hop

"Don't Tread"
Deuce feat. Big Hawk and XO
2006

It's always difficult to compare players who played in different eras. How would Lev Yashin would fare against modern strikers? Could Carlos Alberto thrive against the defenses Messi faces today? The game has changed so much even over the last few decades that there can never be definitive answers to these questions, making them perfect fodder for bar arguments and internet message boards.

When it comes to top-flight wingers from different eras, though, there's one thing we can know for sure: Fulham's Clint Dempsey is a better rapper than Liverpool's John Barnes. Read more about A Little Bit Hip-Hop

The New World

"My Day Is Coming"
Rivers Cuomo
2006
"Represent"
Weezer
2010

It's Independence Day weekend in the United States, and what better time to look at the state of that rare bird, the American soccer song? Read more about The New World

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