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The Mighty Avondale Heights change their song.

Never have I been so shattered and disappointed with what I heard the other day tipsters.

Allow me to tell you the story.

I grew up playing my Junior footy for the Mighty Heights. The Avondale Heights Football Club. Avondale always had the best club song in the EDFL. And how we used to belt it out – arms linked with your mates after a win full of gusto and spirit, wow the hairs on the back of my neck are standing up now just remembering the good old days at the Doyle St and later Canning St Club Rooms.

WE’RE THE HEIGHTS

WE’RE THE HEIGHTS

WE’RE THE MIGHTY

AVONDALE HEIGHTS

WE‘RE THE TEAM WITH THE BIG WHITE VEE

AND WHEN WE’RE ON THE GROUND

WE’RE GREAT TO SEE

WHETHER THEY’RE BIG OR

WHETHER THEY’RE SMALL

WE DON’T CARE

WE GO RIGHT THROUGH THEM ALL

IF THEY’RE FAST, IF THEY’RE SLOW

WE DON’T CARE

WE DON’T GIVE THEM A SHOW

SO COME ON BOYS

LET THEM SEE

IT’S THE BIG WHITE VEE

THE BIG WHITE VEE

THE BIG WHITE VEE

FOR VICTORY !

The song was not a copy of an AFL song. It was just a great club song written by Frank Monk back in 1967.

Well last Saturday tipsters, I happened to be at Raeburn Reserve to watch Pascoe Vale host Avondale Heights in the Round 6 senior A-Grade clash in the EDFL.

Avondale came from behind in a fantastic contest and beat Pascoe Vale by 8 points.

I decided to stand outside the rooms after the game to hear the Mighty Heights belt out the song but what did I hear coming from the rooms?

To the tune of the Carlscum theme song:

Da da-da da-da

Da da-da da-da

Da da-da da-da da-da da-da..da-da da

We are the Mighty Heights

We are the old dark Mighty Heights etc etc etc – it is too depressing for me to continue.

At the end of the Carlscum version they tacked on the original song We’re the Heights, we’re the Heights etc but by then the damage had been done.

I can’t believe my club has sold out to that monotonous old durge of the chant of the Carlscum Blues. What’s next? ‘We know we’re Avondale because our banner is in Italian?’

DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP tipster Barnsey didn’t play for Avondale. He played for the arch enemy Strathmore but even he was shattered with the news:

BARNSEY quote: Mate I’m gutted, I know that song, it haunts me at night in the dark and in my dreams

“Whether they’re big or whether they’re small, we don’t care we go right throught ’em all”

Mummy…mummy, where’s my mummy?

You have to find the President and give him a spray. You can’t change your song or your name.

DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP tipster and former East Keilor/Keilor Park player PEAR wants to know if there was a vote. Pugs would be rolling in his grave

TIPSMASTER’s NOTE: Pugs is a club stalwart and long time member – he is however still alive I believe!

DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP tipster and former East Keilor player LEGEND was a little harsher in his critisism

LEGEND quote: Da da-da da-da Avondale Poofs, should all wear number 1…

The DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP is such a world wide phenomenon tipsters – the beating of the jungle drums spread world wide very rapidly on this story. I was impressed to learn that Legend found out the news from a contact in Spain only two hours after the game had finished!

Now that is class! (far more classy than the da da-da da-da Carlscum theme song…)

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