Some of the biggest tools in the world ring radio stations and today was no exception.
I was listening to the 3AW sports program with Gerard Healy and Dwayne Russell when an irate Poor ol’ Footscray supporter phoned in to complain about the new GWS club song. This fella was trying to make the point that GWS have stolen the Poor ol’ Footscray theme song.
Fair dinkum – what is he on? This idiot has been hanging around too much with the bloke who reckons ‘Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree’ sounds like ‘Down Under’…but that’s another story…
These two club songs are nothing alike. The GWS song is an inspirational belter, straight out of the classic Cossacks’ movie ‘TARUS BULBA’ whereas the Poor Ol’s song is like their footy history, a kiddies story straight out of ‘GRIMMS FAIRY TALES’
The GWS song is a cracker and I can’t wait to hear it again – (unless it is against Essendon).
On the other hand The Poor ol’ Footscray song is a dead set dud.
TIPSMASTER’s NOTE: I reckon this irate Talkback radio caller is like the rest of us, he has simply never heard the Poor ols’ song often enough because it is very, very rarely sung!
Here’s a sample of both songs. You will probably be unfamiliar with both because we have rarely heard either of them But here goes.
POOR OL’ FOOTSCRAY:
Sons of disgrace.
Red, White and Blue
We’ll come out smiling
When we win or lose (we’ll lose…)
Bulldogs fart and bulldogs snore
We’re nowhere near the rest
But you can’t beat the boys of the Bulldogs team
With an empty trophy chest!
Well there’s a big big sound
From the West of the town
It’s the sound of the mighty GIANTS
You feel the ground A-SHAKING
The other teams are quaking
In their boots before the GIANTS
We take the longest strides
And the highest leap
We’re stronger than the rest
We’re the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS
We’re the biggest and the best
And we will never surrender
We’ll fight until the end
We’re greater than the rest
TIPSMASTER’s NOTE: fairdinkum I could belt out the GWS song all day long while guzzling vodka and playing chess.
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