06 May 2008

A Song for Fertilizer (and not Europe)

"remember the bad singing spewed forth by the England football team prior to many a World Cup!...Peter will be a very happy chap to be able to buy more fertilizer "

As some of you will know, I am a co-owner of Ebbsfleet United FC who are based in the UK. However, despite being a co-owner, I am not a mega rich billionaire from some exotic part of the world ala Abramovich or Shinawatra. I am one of 29,000 who have become part owners through the My Football Club phenomenon. Check out my earlier blog for details of this http://dw-perspectives.blogspot.com/2007/12/i-am-boss.html

Since the My Football Club takeover of Ebbsfleet the football team has had a good second half of the season. The highlight being the fact that the club is off to Wembley in a few days time (no, not to go for a curry this time!) to play good ol' Torquay United in the final of the FA Trophy. It is the first time the club has been at Wembley for a football match. However, I am sure that on the players PS2 or WII they have been there many times!

One of the typically quirky English things is the release of a novelty record prior to a big football game or tournament. Us English certainly remember the bad singing spewed forth by the England football team prior to many a World Cup! Well, Ebbsfleet have joined the musical band wagon.

The club has released a song to celebrate their achievement of reaching the FA Trophy final. The song is called 'Beat The Weather' by Peter Norton and Justinio. It is, in effect, a dance song with Peter talking over the top of the music and explaining how he tends for the ground before and after each game. Peter, it must be said, is no spring chicken himself and is, of course, Ebbsfleet's groundsman. It is a catchy song and deserves to be a minor hit, methinks. Already, it has got to number 21 in the iTunes download chart.

As an additional benefit, all profits from this song will go towards the football club, paying for essentials such as a new fertilizer distributor for Peter. As you can imagine Peter will be a very happy chap to be able to buy more fertilizer for his beloved Stonebridge Road turf. He will think all his Christmases will have come at once.

If you want to see the video, or indeed download the song for 79p (approx 1.65 Aussie dollars, 252 Hungarian Forints, 1.96 Bosnian Marka or 63.5 Bhutanese Ngultrum!) then go to:

http://www.myfootballclub.co.uk/peternorton/

Finally, Good luck to the Fleet! Let's make Kent proud!



1 comment:

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