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God Save Coleen: our campaign

Let's get the crowd in Castlefield singing this Manchester band’s cracking footy song

Published on June 8th 2010.

God Save Coleen: our campaign

Confidential’s been given the nod over the best England World Cup song since ‘Three Lions’. In fact it’s better than that. It’s the best footy song since New Order’s 1990 ‘World in Motion’.

With lyrics like, ‘God Save Coleen, she’s eating custard creams with Cheryl Cole, they’re watching England on the telly, dancing as Wayne Rooney scores a goal’, it’s a winner

It’s called God Save Coleen by W.A.G.S. It’s – forgive the pun – an absolute ball.

There are lyrics like, ‘There was a time when our great finisher went by the name of Gary Lineker, now he’s selling salt and vinegar and smiling on TV.’

Other lines go: ‘Psycho, Shearer, Gazza, Waddle, you broke my heart like a glamour model.’

Or: ‘I drink shots of sherry with John and Tony and Terry, we all get very merry, I’m English.’

Or: ’ ‘God Save Coleen, she’s eating custard creams with Cheryl Cole, they’re watching England on the telly, dancing as Wayne Rooney scores a goal’.

It finishes with the refrain: ‘I’m Heskey, I’m so Heskey, I’m Heskey, Heskey, Heskey, tonight.’

Genius. Funny. Catchy. Join in sing-along stuff.

So let’s make this the Castlefield England song on the Big Screens. Let’s get everybody singing it before the games. Let’s put on a right performance, have a right laugh with it.

The band is a mystery of course. But the lead singer’s voice is distinctive and if you know the Manchester band scene you may just – just – work out who they might be. Maybe we can get them down to Castlefield to perform it live.

Because all together now: ‘Engerland. Charlton, Stiles, Alan Ball, I’ve seen the photos of you standing tall, let’s do it again, it can be done, let’s bring the Cup back to Engerland.’

This is the official press release from W.A.G.S:
Wives and Girlfriends are a collective comprising the brightest young musical talents in Manchester, plus one militant chancer. They were inspired to write a last minute world cup song when they heard Robbie Williams and Russell Brand butchering Three Lions on the radio. They wrote and recorded the song in under three hours last Friday. The video took two hours. One of them once followed Coleen Rooney around Manchester M&S for her entire food shop. It was a big shop. Not just bits and pieces. The song 'God Save Coleen' is dedicated to all the people of England who are neither celebrities, nor footballers, nor WAGS. The song features an array of well-known, up-and-coming Mancunian musicians, united by their love of the beautiful game and novelty singalongs. They are headed by chief Wife and Girlfriend, Jack Spratt. Nothing is known about him. Though some say he works in Co-op.

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7 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Norman InterestingJune 8th 2010.

Brilliant, I agree. Loved this. Sing-along at the screens.

Karen HJune 8th 2010.

Brilliant indeed. Go with it.

LajJune 8th 2010.

I'd join in. That almost brought a tear to my eye. The Lineker line is fabulous. And the thing about custard creams. But it's the Heskey line that is the best.

J E SibberingJune 8th 2010.


daisyJune 9th 2010.

I want to book them for something can someone help me contact them please?

J E SibberingJune 9th 2010.

Try on here?

Jonathan Schofield - editorJune 10th 2010.

Daisy just read this. Email me on jonathans@planetconfidential.co.uk and I'll put you in touch with them.

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