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    joeheadland
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    Hello everyone,

    I hope this is okay to post here – if not, moderators please move or delete as appropriate.

    I’m part of a team at the University of Sheffield, led by Dr Chris
    Stride. We’ve published a number of academic papers and magazine
    articles relating to football history, on subjects such as statues and
    replica shirts (see, for example sportingstatues.com, and
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17460263.2019.1578255).
    Our current project is investigating the music that football teams have
    run or walked out of the tunnel to over the years.

    We are looking for the music that Scunthorpe have run out to for as
    many seasons in the past as you can recall. We are simply interested in
    the title of the song, the artist who recorded it, and for which seasons
    Scunthorpe ran out to this. Any help you can give us to
    piece together the different songs that your club has run out to would
    be hugely appreciated.

    If you have any personal anecdotes around the reasons for the songs
    being used, or the changes between them, that would also be fantastic.

    I should also add that we are not interested in goal music, or a song
    that is played at the final whistle, but just the song that is on the
    tannoy system as the players enter the field.

    If you think someone else may be able to help, or you have any
    questions, please let us know! We would be very happy to discuss the
    project.

    Thanks for your time,

    Joe Headland

    #172126

    Ferrite
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    If the Kids are United by Sham 69 – fairly obvious.

    Can’t think of any others.

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    THE-99%
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    https://youtu.be/-mPt3Zz_xLc this used to be played at every home game, late 70s.
    This was before fanfares

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    SST
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    I believe Emerson Lake Palmer – Fanfare for the common man was played during our League One champions season.

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    Ironawe
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    Didn’t they have a spell of 2 unlimited song (no limit or all ready for this – something like that)

    Anyway is was dreadful

    Also HiHo silver lining by Jeff Beck?

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    Didn’t they have a spell of 2 unlimited song (no limit or all ready for this – something like that)

    Yes , must have been late 90s/early 00s

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    Ironawe
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    I’m embarrassed I remembered that

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    bartonscorpion
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    Hi Joe,

    When I first started my long association of supporting Scunny in 1951 the team always ran out to the “Lincolnshire Poacher” music, that continued for many of the clubs early years in the football league, it was a great little tune for teams entering the pitch at the Old Show Ground.

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    Didn’t we have a spell with “Scunthorpe United” by Del Viking?

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    Lord Kitchener
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    Blitzkrieg Bop, Ramones number I’m sure I’ve heard over the tannoy at Glanny Park.

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    Hi Joe,

    When I first started my long association of supporting Scunny in 1951 the team always ran out to the “Lincolnshire Poacher” music, that continued for many of the clubs early years in the football league, it was a great little tune for teams entering the pitch at the Old Show Ground.

    I remember that too. My recollection is that it was a rousing bass band version.

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    lesgeo
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    Yes, Cass. The Del Viking Show Group – and a plodding little number, it was too.
    I used to play it when I did the ( 2 speaker, West Stand only) tannoy for a number of seasons from the end of the 60s to the mid 70s. (Mrs Blogger took over for the year I was at university in Madrid 1972-73.)
    In those days the Coop on High St used to lend us new records (which they later sold as if brand new). I tried to soup it up. Dig those cool sounds, man.

    I remember personally dedicating ‘Remember you’re a womble’ to Rovrum’s Trevor of that name and getting a giant wave!

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    ironinthesoul
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    My memory is failing but did we have an awful version of ‘Any Old Iron’ by Burt Weedon? I remember cringing.

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    cassidystash
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    Brilliant 99 – thanks for the memories.

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    premier iron
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    I was the drummer with Del Vikings,we wrote the song and recorded it in a shed Thanks for the memories.

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    Currently there’s a mix of several tunes played just before the teams’ entrance, right?

    The dated Sham 69 hit, and Hi-Ho (Beck); Right Here, Right Now (Fatboy Slim); and what’s the heavy, apocalyptic ‘battle music’ piece, the classical one that makes it sound as if Armageddon is coming?

    If the study is focussed on music that lifts the team rather than the fans, it might be useful to find out what the players themselves listen to pre-match, for example Roy Keane banned ‘Dancing Queen’, a former favourite at Sunderland…

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/oct/08/roy-keane-abba-players-listen-to-before-match

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    One vision
    Queen

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    In the 1950’s at the Old Show Ground it was the Post Horn Gallop (Galop). See on YouTube.

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    joeheadland
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    Thank you for commenting and sharing your memories. It’s much appreciated and is invaluable to the project.

    Out of interest would there be many fans who’d like a return to the Lincolnshire Poacher/Post Horn Gallop etc?

    We’re still on the lookout for songs, so if anyone remembers anymore, or can confirm other suggestions, drop us a line.

    If you remember roughly what season even better!

    Cheers,
    Joe

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