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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Russia World Cup 2018: Inspires Soccer Stories, Chants



2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is on and millions of soccer fans will be following the games at the various stadiums in Russia, on their television sets, smartphones or even the radio.  

Soccer chants today are just as creative as they were some years ago. When Russsian players were reprimanded recently for verbal abuse using soccer chants against France's soccer team, it is not something new. Chants have been used since football existed.


For the past 8 years, this blog has been telling soccer stories and soccer chants that these tournaments have produced. Abusive or encouraging, soccer chants are here to stay. Below are the connections for such stories. 

I must thank writers of this blog like Happy Tay and Allan Thompson who have kindly contributed these football tales about Singapore and international soccer. 
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles: A famous soccer chant, by which football club?

Check them out. Click connections below:

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2014/06/boots-made-for-walking-soccer-stars-are.html

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2014/06/what-is-evolution-of-soccer-chant.html

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2015/10/pele-in-singapore-meets-happy-tay-n.html

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2014/07/world-cup-willy-1966-and-loch-lomond.html

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2014/07/world-cup-1966-soccer-songs-nostalgia.html

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2010/06/soccer-fan-chants-use-60s-pop-music.html

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2013/06/raf-soccer-team-1st-ndp-contingent-n.html

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2014/07/soccer-countries-foreign-phrases-in.html

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2009/11/8.html


Images: Google.

4 comments:

ALLAN C THOMPSON said...

Dear Andy,
I was interested to read Guru Happy's contribution to the debate and I wonder if he ever played football with Sergeant Jeffrey in the RAF Changi team? I worked with Jeff at HQFEAF during 1963-64.
Best wishes,
Allan.

24.6.14

HAPPY TAY (BC CANADA) said...

Thanks for conveying Allan's message Andy.

It's been more than 40 years since my time with the RAF (Police), and my memories have since faded considerably (LOL) !

I still have a group photo of our Unit in the RAF Police, and some other photos, taken sometime in 1965 though.

We might have played together during that time?

Cheers.

25.6.14

ALLAN C THOMPSON (UK) said...

Dear Andy,
Soccer? Football? The Beautiful game? Bah! Humbug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A bunch of overpaid prima donnas with the pain threshold of an exposed nerve. They trip on a blade of grass and lie there, writhing and groaning like spoilt brats. Compare them with most other sportsmen who dust themselves down and play on. Especially jump jockeys who sometimes have horrific falls and suffer very painful injuries but are back in the saddle for the next race.

TALK TALK ONLY said...

Fan Chants: Football Songs & Soccer Chants is a website where you can download more than 25,000 chants from 500 teams with new chants shared daily.

There's also a built-in record feature where you need to submit new chants for everyone else to hear. Alerts include registering your team and getting notified of new chants as they go live. Done also by iTunes.
12.6.14