United Supporters Vs The Rest

United Supporters Vs The Rest

How many times do United supporters get quizzed on where we come from? Whether it’s on radio phone-ins or bumping into somebody on holiday, as soon as you say you support United the questions start. The hilarious “Oh, a United fan from Manchester” line comes out and you’re soon justifying yourself to some joker who ultimately knows nothing about United or football in general. United fans constantly get this but any number of other well supported English clubs similarly attract a fan base from all over the country. Boyley looks at a few…Read more …
In The DJ Booth With … Brian McClair

In The DJ Booth With … Brian McClair

All too often you get washed-up pop stars talking up their supposed long-standing allegiance to their local football club, as if anyone cared. In a new, occasional series Boyley catches up with United players past and present to get an insight into their musical tastes and how they went down in the dressing room. First up: Brian McClair. “The first singles I ever bought  were Ian Dury And The Blockheads’ Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick and Driver 67’s top ten hit smash Car 67 which was some Brummie guy talking about a…Read more …
Song: Chelsea FC, they had a reputation

Song: Chelsea FC, they had a reputation

This rarely heard song is a throwback as it was once a real old hoolie anthem. It can most often be heard nowadays in some back street bar on a Euro away, as sung by some of the regular faces such as legendary songster Howard. It was requested by RI reader Rick Baxter who enjoys this particular feature in the mag. Chelsea FC, they had a reputationFor smashing up the stations in the Southern regionActing upon reliable informationWe sent a delegation from the Stretford EndOne Armed Babs, he tried to take us aloneBut…Read more …
Song: With Doctor Martens On Our Feet…

Song: With Doctor Martens On Our Feet…

For years I held back from putting this belter on one of my tapes because the song was only really known by a few and I thought it should be kept that way. But that was a bit selfish so I asked the well known, long-standing Red and fellow songster JT if he would mind it going on a forthcoming CD. He first taught me the tune on a Euro away and seemed to wait until I was suitably pissed before singing it again, knowing full well that I would never recall it…Read more …
Song: The United Calypso

Song: The United Calypso

The United Calypso One of the oldest United songs and significantly different from every other song I’ve covered so far. It is the first song that was actually written as a tribute by an observer/artist about United rather than the usual way whereby well known songs are adapted by terrace songsters. Although I’d usually rather we didn’t adopt official club songs as terrace anthems like Leeds did with Marching On Together, Norwich with On The Ball, City and Arsenal with Good Old Arsenal (which was written by that well known Gooner Jimmy Hill!),…Read more …
New Robin Van Persie Song

New Robin Van Persie Song

The New Robin Van Persie Song The new Van Persie song which was written by Pete being sang in the Bishops Blaize on Sunday before the Liverpool match. Lets hope this song catches on. Lyrics (tune: dirty old town) Oh Van PersieCould have joined citysaid fuck off to ManciniHe is a redAnd will always be At m u f cRobin Van PersieRead more …
Bishops Blaize: Pete Singing Eric The King

Bishops Blaize: Pete Singing Eric The King

Pete singing Eric the King in the Bishops Blaize Last Year In case you don't know the words, they are, We drink a drink a drink To Eric the king the king the king He's the leader of our football team He's the greatest centre forward That the world has ever seenRead more …
Boylie’s Top 10 All-Time United Christmas Songs

Boylie’s Top 10 All-Time United Christmas Songs

Over the years United fans like many other fans have amended many a Christmas favourite to suit a player or abuse opponents on a regular basis. Older reds will fondly recall paying homage to Denis law with the following: Hark the Herald Angels singGlory to Denis Law the KingScores a goal every weekThrough the defence Georgie Best does sneakPasses the ball to Denis Law“He’s the King” the crowd does roarCracks the ball and breaks the netTo European football we are setDenis Law EmmanuelTwice as good as Colin BellHark the Herald Angels singGlory to…Read more …
Wembley, Everton ’85

Wembley, Everton ’85

In the days of mass coach travel to away games....... well in the days that the masses could travel to support United. I fondly remember going to Wembley against Everton in 85 by coach. In those heady days of Farah slacks, flicks/mullets and Adidas Samba, it was easy enough to book a coach for morning drives, stag do's and football matches.....usually if it is cash upfront and no need for receipts. Well for the afore mentioned trip a coach was organised for the Reds that boozed in and around the Didsbury and Burnage…Read more …
Dutch Patrick – Villa Away

Dutch Patrick – Villa Away

It was just a rainy Sunday a couple of years ago, we had drawn Villa away, 3th round FA Cup. Kick off 4 'o clock, i arrived in Birmingham at 12.30 hours, phoned some mates and met up with them in town where already were thousands of Reds drinking in every pub you could find in city centre. At 15.30 i took a cap to Villa park, picked up my ticket from my mate Phil and got into the ground. I was right at the bottom of the stand next to the pitch.…Read more …