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Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:12
by humblebee
a layer of chips wrote:Match magazine, years ago, used to run little Q&As with foot players, where it would ask them what their favourite things were. Like what was their favourite food, and music. The music was invariably George Benson.

There's a cracking little book I've got at home written by Dave McVay who used to play for Notts County in the 70s. It's called "Steak... Diana Ross."
Ace title. Is it good then, that? Last year I reviewed the book comprising his columns for the Times about the lower divisions. Bit disappointing, I thought.

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:16
by a layer of chips
It's not the best written book in the world, but it doesn't really matter, I don't think. It's interesting to see how things were at a Fourth Division club in the seventies. And how he used to live with his parents through most of his playing career. And go out on the piss most nights before games. That kinda thing.

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 09:51
by Martijn
Huw wrote:Frank Rijkaard - likes Belle and Sebastian.
I know this is a very old post I'm quoting, but I somehow thought to find evidence of this fact and I could find only one site mentioning it. This one. He is known to be into The Pixies, Sonic Youth and The Smiths though. Favourite Smiths-songs: Half A Person and Bigmouth. Fact. If they appoint him at Chelsea next season, he will have done just about anything that's evil in football, yet still I can't dislike him.

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 09:58
by Mr Bear
Martijn wrote:He is known to be into The Pixies, Sonic Youth and The Smiths though. Favourite Smiths-songs: Half A Person and Bigmouth. Fact.
That's brilliant! I always liked him as a player, and he was cool as Barca manager, but I think I like him even more now. And he flobbed at Rudi Voller.

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:49
by Wheatabeat
Mr Bear wrote:flobbed
Hahahaha! I did a big lol reading that word. Tremendous.

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 22:34
by readbooks
George Best not only approved of The Wedding Present naming their first album after him, he also turned up for promo shoots/girls.

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 03:27
by brian
I have an I, Ludicrous album on which they give a special tanks to George Ndah (palace. swindon, wolves).... I was in his class at school and played in the school team with him, he was pretty amazing and we all thought he'd end up at Arsenal or somewhere. so, there's an obscure indie connection for you :)

Just in case you're wondering, I was distinctly average and got stuck at right back. never had a trial, never wanted one... I think I've just stumbled across he beginnings of a song there :)

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 21:25
by Richard
Guardian's 'Football Weekly' and ex-Channel 4 Serie A host and pundit James Richardson has unusually nifty taste in music.

http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4138 ... richardson
I noticed on the Football Weekly podcast that the conversation often veers onto the topic of music, so I thought it’d be nice to give you the chance to discuss it. Who would you say are some of your favourite bands?

(Sigh) Los Campesinos!. Then The National, Blonde Redhead, Wilco, Silversun Pickups, AC Newman/ The New Pornographers, Ambulance Ltd., Rogue Wave, The xx, Broken Social Scene. Of course, nowadays I’m all up in that disco thing too.

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 21:28
by linus
Richard wrote:unusually nifty taste in music
should that read 'extremely richardy taste in music'?

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 21:36
by Richard
I've been pigeonholed.

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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 16:17
by graysonscolumn
humblebee wrote: Helen Love, of course, is a massive Cardiff fan and proper knows her stuff. And had a song called 'Cardiff City Superstars'.
...b/w "Swansea City" by whatever incarnation of Teen Anthems, Supercute, etc. John William Davies felt like being that day.

I also liked the Prolapse spin-off Cha Cha 2000's contribution to the same Flighted Miskick series of 7" singles - football-related tunes don't get much more bizarre than the bagpipe / programming / mumbled Scottish utterance / samples combination of "Tired Legs After The Game". Do track it down if you can - it's demented in a very, very good way.

gc

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 20:17
by indiansummer
my Mum's going to meet Pat Nevin tomorrow.

i've asked her if she can get him to sign my copy of How I Wrote Elastic Man

it'd be much better than having any of The Fall sign it

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 16:21
by humblebee
Former GTFC forward and all-round good chap Martin Gritton is listening to indiepop.

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 16:24
by linus
humblebee wrote:Former GTFC forward and all-round good chap Martin Gritton is listening to indiepop.
Media not displayed.

This Tweet is from someone you're not following. The media they're mentioning could be anything, even something you might find offensive.
so I clicked on the link... and they were not wrong

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 16:27
by humblebee
hey, linus! wrote:so I clicked on the link... and they were not wrong
Half of Anorak will gasp in horror at this blasphemy.

The other half will agree.

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 18:47
by Murray
I'm most definitely in the latter half of your equation, Pete.

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 18:55
by sweepingthenation
Right. Given that reaction, I'm going to guess and then read the tweet. POBPAH.

*opens link*

Oh. Well, of their songs it's the one I suspect would most appeal to journeymen lower league strikers.

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 21:23
by graysonscolumn
Don't think this one has had a mention as yet. Shame. It good.



gc

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:25
by Wheatabeat
You'd not normally have Joey Barton down as an indiepop boy, but whilst not strictly indiepop, he has a Smiths quote on his Twitter page.

http://twitter.com/#!/Joey7Barton

Re: Indie Pop Football

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 13:57
by Colin
I don't know if he listens to indiepop but QPR midfielder Ákos Buzsáky looks like he could be in Northern Portrait or Cats On Fire, in this photo, anyway. Admirable hair and coat.

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