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Title: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Mr Stevens on Monday, January 3, 2022, 16:35:04
This seems to be a song sung by many of our lot, with little or no self-awareness. That being said, once or twice they are right. Barrow was not great, although the weather and our football didn't help the mood and I have a recollection that the harbour side was nice and the Lakes are a beautiful area. I am watching Grimsby at the moment and have no real desire to go back there but the towns name doesn't help (rather like Scunthorpe) .

Stoke/Port Vale aren't great but the countryside surrounding it are good. After careful deliberation, I have decided where the song is most appropriate is Ashton Gate, not because that part of the world is not desirable, but because they are wankers for reasons I have made clear on this site on several occasions.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, January 3, 2022, 16:40:23
86/87 season was lively, last game of the season when we drew and stopped them getting in the play offs


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Monday, January 3, 2022, 16:51:17
Middlesbrough. Manchester United's Red Issue fanzine once did a 'shit away days' competition and Middlesbrough got an automatic bye to the semis. I can't remember now what won, but if it wasn't Smoggyville then it was a travesty of justice.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, January 3, 2022, 17:05:04
Birmingham City’s ground and local environs were a right throwback - that was the 4-6 game. Worst ever pub I’ve ever been in.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, January 3, 2022, 17:07:30
Raise you Luton.
Now that’s a real shit hole. Bradford early 80’s was on par but a lick of paint elevated it a little higher in the shit hole places.
Every Town and City has it’s rough part. Moss Side was always ok if you behaved yourself. Sat in the home end with some Citeh fans I used to know, lost 3-0 and no bother. It was before the game though in their “local” that was interesting, a large tattoo’d ugly Woman took a shine to me. First thought it was a wind up, until my Citeh Mate said, “We’re out of here.” One of the roughest families in Manchester 😂
They took some convincing that I didn’t try and pull her 😂


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Monday, January 3, 2022, 17:08:45
Think Luton must be up there for me.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, January 3, 2022, 17:09:05
Middlesbrough. Manchester United's Red Issue fanzine once did a 'shit away days' competition and Middlesbrough got an automatic bye to the semis. I can't remember now what won, but if it wasn't Smoggyville then it was a travesty of justice.


Smoggy Land is rough.
Every one has 2 heads.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 3, 2022, 17:09:52
Luton, Peterborough, Southend, Bolton.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, January 3, 2022, 17:41:43
This seems to be a song sung by many of our lot, with little or no self-awareness.
Makes me laugh/cringe when it gets sung somewhere like Cambridge or Brighton ...I look forward to it getting an airing at Harrogate :doh:

I'm surprised Gillingham's not been mentioned yet so allow me...I give you...Gillingham ;)


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: chalkies shorts on Monday, January 3, 2022, 17:42:40
Middlesbrough for me. Fuck me that was rough when we won up there 3 2 and the surrounding area was rough.
Honourable mentions to Luton, Newport, Rotherham and Pikeyland. All total shitholes.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, January 3, 2022, 17:45:29
Vetch field Swansea was rough when I went


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 3, 2022, 17:49:05
Aldershot


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 3, 2022, 17:58:21
Luton, Middlesborough, Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Wigan, Leeds, Peterborough, Rotherham, Gillingham, Northampton, Tranmere, Newport, Bradford, Hartlepool, Crawley, Scunthorpe, Walsall and thats just towns with a league club that I can remember thats I have been to.



Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Monday, January 3, 2022, 18:02:16
Makes me laugh/cringe when it gets sung somewhere like Cambridge


Oxford, Cambridge, Hull.

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Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: adje on Monday, January 3, 2022, 18:11:00
Ashford,Kent


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, January 3, 2022, 18:26:43
Don't you live there?


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Mr Stevens on Monday, January 3, 2022, 18:27:11
Luton, Middlesborough, Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Wigan, Leeds, Peterborough, Rotherham, Gillingham, Northampton, Tranmere, Newport, Bradford, Hartlepool, Crawley, Scunthorpe, Walsall and thats just towns with a league club that I can remember thats I have been to.

That's a list. Where do you live?


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 3, 2022, 18:28:43
That's a list. Where do you live?
Half way between Yeovil and Exeter.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, January 3, 2022, 19:14:22
York City,  with the open corrugated wrap around toilet !!.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: chalkies shorts on Monday, January 3, 2022, 19:35:52
Worst bogs ever were Orient back in Macaris days. I pissed up against the back of the terrace and a copper asked what I was doing which was a bit of a dumb question as I had my cock out pissing. I told him to go look at the gents and then tell me I was wrong. You needed a fucking scuba diving outfit to get through the piss in the bogs.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Mr Stevens on Monday, January 3, 2022, 19:37:30
Half way between Yeovil and Exeter.

Fair enough then. You're allowed.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 3, 2022, 20:00:09
Worst bogs ever were Orient back in Macaris days. I pissed up against the back of the terrace and a copper asked what I was doing which was a bit of a dumb question as I had my cock out pissing. I told him to go look at the gents and then tell me I was wrong. You needed a fucking scuba diving outfit to get through the piss in the bogs.
Was that the game just before Christmas in 85? it was fucking cold, fucking wet, on an exposed terrace and we got fucking beat, horrible day out!


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, January 3, 2022, 20:01:00
That's a list. Where do you live?

Don’t tell him pike


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 3, 2022, 20:05:44
Don’t tell him pike
Your name vill also go on ze list!


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, January 3, 2022, 20:08:03
Your name vill also go on ze list!

Uncle Arthur…


Title: Re: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, January 3, 2022, 20:27:53
I am watching Grimsby at the moment and have no real desire to go back there but the towns name doesn't help (rather like Scunthorpe) .

Just for the record Grimsby play in Cleethorpes not Grimsby, albeit having done some work in Grimsby it isn't any better.

TBH OTTOMH cannot think of any north west place with a league club that isn't pretty grim, albeit (and admittedly not been there for 15 odd years and it may have improved considerably since then) possibly Swindon belongs on that list as well.



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Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: chalkies shorts on Monday, January 3, 2022, 20:29:29
Was that the game just before Christmas in 85? it was fucking cold, fucking wet, on an exposed terrace and we got fucking beat, horrible day out!
That's the badger.


Title: Re: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Mr Stevens on Monday, January 3, 2022, 21:04:36
Just for the record Grimsby play in Cleethorpes not Grimsby, albeit having done some work in Grimsby it isn't any better.

TBH OTTOMH cannot think of any north west place with a league club that isn't pretty grim, albeit (and admittedly not been there for 15 odd years and it may have improved considerably since then) possibly Swindon belongs on that list as well.



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Harrogate? Salford's in not too bad an area but there moving to a not quite so good one next season.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, January 3, 2022, 21:10:08
Springfield park was a dump inside and outside


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, January 3, 2022, 23:36:38
I think you’re all being a bit precious. Footy comes from and goes with scalding pies and decent pints, standing terraces and rows of brick semis. Love getting me a bit of the old skool soul of the game. The real shitholes are those polished-turd betrayals of the spirit of the game - yes I’m looking at you Colchester, Forest Green, Oxford who I’d exchange for Torquay, Stockport and Notts County in a heartbeat.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: adje on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 08:37:13
Don't you live there?
Just outside,thankfully. But I long to come "home" to wilts


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 09:25:08
Harrogate? Salford's in not too bad an area but there moving to a not quite so good one next season.

You would get lynched in those parts for suggesting that Harrogate is in the NW.

 


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Exiled Bob on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 09:39:44
I think you’re all being a bit precious. Footy comes from and goes with scalding pies and decent pints, standing terraces and rows of brick semis. Love getting me a bit of the old skool soul of the game. The real shitholes are those polished-turd betrayals of the spirit of the game - yes I’m looking at you Colchester, Forest Green, Oxford who I’d exchange for Torquay, Stockport and Notts County in a heartbeat.
I've not yet had the pleasure of going to Oxford's new 😅 3-sided ground, but I went to the old Manor Ground (what is it with them and their delusions of grandeur?) many times, and it was most definitely up there as a shit hole.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: fuzzy on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 15:10:50
Selhurst Park because of the journey and who it is home to.



Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 15:45:38
The thread seems to be going in two directions - the club itself being referred to as a shithole, or the location of the club.

I think The New Den in South Bermondsey can cover both - horrible on all fronts, and I know that is just the way they like it.  An industrial wasteland in the centre of a City that even the gentrification of Peckham can't save.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Pookemon on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 19:12:01
Can't believe some of the town's mentioned.   Scunthorpe, Cleethorpes and Northampton are nowhere near the likes of Gillingham, Luton and Bradford in terms of shitness.

Crewe is the worst place to go for a night out and is a bit grim till you get to Queens park. 

Never been to Middlesbrough or Sunderland so look forward to those.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Mr Stevens on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 19:15:02
You would get lynched in those parts for suggesting that Harrogate is in the NW.

 

My mistake. I read North-West as North.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 21:44:47
TBF pretty much my only experience of Swindon is driving to and from the CG and based purely on that I’d rank it alongside most of the worst ones mentioned on these thread.

I’m sure there there are lovely parts of the town but i certainly don’t get to see them


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 22:10:18
Iandolo had the armband when Payne went off against Northampton.
But presumably Conroy will be in and hence captain.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 22:12:42
Sorry - somehow posted this on wrong thread - was replying to post on the squad list.
Not sure how that happened


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Badger on Monday, January 10, 2022, 18:14:40
Kidlington ?


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, January 10, 2022, 18:18:11
Biggest village in Europe, apparently.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, January 10, 2022, 18:24:58
That's 3 different threads talking about Oxford's proposed new ground now.  :zzz:


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 10, 2022, 18:31:19
Quote from: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey
Biggest village in Europe, apparently.

somewhat disputed


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 07:43:34
Back to the subject, is this perhaps the worst chant in football?


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 07:51:02
You’re shit, aaaaaah?


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 08:32:16
Goodnight Irene


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 08:37:31
Goodnight Irene

I was thinking when kids in a family stand sing "She fell over", but yeah, yours is worse.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 08:51:23
"Inbred and roundabouts" sung by so many in an unironic way to us.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 08:52:05
Also...

Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllllllllllllllllllllll

Etc



Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 09:04:19
Back to the subject, is this perhaps the worst chant in football?

It's probably up there.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 10:06:38
At least "Goodnight Irene" and the annoying Millwall drone are unique to their football clubs, whether irritating or not.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 10:41:47
That's 3 different threads talking about Oxford's proposed new ground now.  :zzz:

You've gotta be kidding me.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 10:42:29
Yep, no issue with original songs at all. My absolute worst is

“We’re by far the greatest team the world has ever seen……..”


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 10:43:00
Yep, no issue with original songs at all. My absolute worst is

“We’re by far the greatest team the world has ever seen……..”

Gets loud though.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 10:47:15
You've gotta be kidding me.

What do you mean?


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 10:48:44
Yep, no issue with original songs at all. My absolute worst is

“We’re by far the greatest team the world has ever seen……..”

Makes me smile when you’re 1-4 down at home to a team like Man Citeh. Though greatest could mean more than just trophies in a glass cabinet.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 10:48:45
Yep, no issue with original songs at all. My absolute worst is

“We’re by far the greatest team the world has ever seen……..”

It is one that everyone can and does join in with. Often sung after a goal so done with gusto! (not the online food subscription boxes)


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 10:59:53
I was thinking when kids in a family stand sing "She fell over", but yeah, yours is worse.

Town End sung in one of last home games "There's fuck all wrong with you!" and it made me think years back it would have been either "She fell over" or remember this? "Bring on the dustbin"

Got me thinking some old school chants just disappeared. Probably around the time almost every chant annoyingly had to be sung to the tune of  Sloop john b to catch on.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 15:56:13
There's a plethora of grounds in the "my garden shed..." category in L2 and a few in L1 as well.

A rousing chorus of "....., we're top of the league" is always good.
A scenario that doesn't happen that often so everyone should join in when it does.

The "no surrender" song is always cringeworthy, except to those who insist on partaking.

A bit of a museum piece, but an occasional rendition of "you're gonna get your fucking heads kicked in" might be enough to dissuade parents attending with kids who are not yet fully bladder trained.
Although to be fair to the guy next to me who regularly rolls up with up to 4 kids in tow, their bladder discipline is impeccable, so it can be done.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 16:02:24
A favourite from the 70s

We don’t carry bottles
We don’t carry lead
We only carry hatchets
To bury in your head
We are loyal supporters
Fanatics every one
And we will follow (enter club)
Into Division One


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 17:19:04
There's a plethora of grounds in the "my garden shed..." category in L2 and a few in L1 as well.

A rousing chorus of "....., we're top of the league" is always good.
A scenario that doesn't happen that often so everyone should join in when it does.

The "no surrender" song is always cringeworthy, except to those who insist on partaking.

A bit of a museum piece, but an occasional rendition of "you're gonna get your fucking heads kicked in" might be enough to dissuade parents attending with kids who are not yet fully bladder trained.
Although to be fair to the guy next to me who regularly rolls up with up to 4 kids in tow, their bladder discipline is impeccable, so it can be done.

What is the "no surrender" song?


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 17:21:04
What is the "no surrender" song?

...to the IRA.....


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 17:22:08
What is the "no surrender" song?
Keep St George in my heart keep me English
Keep St George in my heart I pray
Keep St George in my heart keep me English
Keep St George in my heart I pray
Keep me English till my dying day
No surrender, no surrender, no surrender to the IRA

etc etc


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 17:30:32
I thought it might have been that one but wondered if there was something different. Surely that hasn't been aired since the nineties has it?

Reminds me of a time I was in a rural part of the West of Ireland in 2016 and these old gits were drinking at the bar wearing IRA jackets. I went for a piss and one of them started to speak to me and heard my accent. "so your a tan are you?" I kind of shrugged my shoulder and told him I guess I must be. I later learned that he was a bit of a harmless chap and had the nickname "fingers" as he had blown 3 of them off with a gun. It is eye opening that these ridiculous characters still exist though.

The latest song I personally hate is the "XXXXXXX get battered everywhere they go". Just lame.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 17:33:42
It hasn't been "aired" at town games in a fair few years that I have heard although it is at every England game and most 'Wall matches.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 17:36:04
I am sure there was mention on the song in a match day thread this season, or maybe the last one with fans.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 18:16:05
Yeah, albeit rare it still gets the occasional airing at town games.
Maybe once or twice a season, away from home.


Title: Re: xxxxxxxxxx is a shithole, I want to go home
Post by: AMayesIng on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 19:33:44
Always thought that 'We're by far the greatest team the world has ever seen' could do with being taken apart clause by clause by a decent stand up. One for Ivo maybe?
e.g. - Not just 'one of the best', but 'the greatest'; so better than Man City then
Not content with that, we'll double up with 'by far'. So not just a bit better than Man City, but miles better.
Oh, hang on, why restrict it to the English Leagues; we'll go for the world. So better than Man City and Real and Bayern then...
As a final thought, lets not restrict ourselves to current teams, but the whole history of football. So better than Barca in 2000s, Hungary in the 60s, Ajax with Cruyff.
All seems totally fair enough to me.
**EDIT just realised the game kicked off at 7:30 and we're 1 down at Mansfield. FFS. Sure 70s Ajax would have shipped 3 at Field Mill by now.