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Podcast: Episode 55 – A Song For Scotland


This week on the podcast we launch our campaign to get the Scotland squad to record a song for the World Cup and we want you to get involved. Get in touch with suggestions about what song they should sing and we’ll shortlist the best four suggestions to be put forward in our petition/letter writing campaign.

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12 Responses

  1. Please please lets not do a song… unless its Laidlaw leading it while being completely smashed after beating England in the upcoming six nations.

  2. Cannibalising a 1978 anthem, how about ‘We’re on the march with Gregor’s army…’?

    Seriously, the last thing certain egos within the squad need is the limelight and supporters bigging them up. Far better, as with 4 years ago, to be a dangerous underdog.

    1. Even as a dangerous underdog we didn’t actually beat any teams ranked above us. The best we could do was glorious snatching defeat from jaws of victory.

      Rousing stuff but a huge missed opportunity to do something special.

    2. I remember Scotland’s 1978 football World Cup anthem – and for those of you too young to remember – the song and its performance on television by the team, was even more of an embarrassment than their subsequently inept games on the field. Firstly, the song was a typical pub dirge, Second, the live rendition was little more than a moaning, toneless grunt; sounding like someone trying to talk through a mouthful of spaghetti, with their head in a goldfish bowl. NO WORLD CUP SONG.

  3. Maybe we could see if Scocha are interested, or would their involvement risk hitting a a bum note or two?

  4. How about “I would fly five thousand miles…and I would fly 5000 more…” being the distance to Japan (and back)?

  5. Got a “Where’s Dougie Donnelly?” for you guys. Met a few of the Edinburgh team in Meadowbank McDonalds around 3am on Sunday morning, replacing some calories after their heroics in Toulon. Fair play to them for chatting to a steaming student about the match and especially to Mr Kinghorn for the selfie. Can also confirm Daryl Marfo is alive and well.

    1. Awesome. Need more details about who ordered what though. Did Darcy get a Happy Meal and was he happy with the toy? Was Marfo carrying everyone’s water?

      1. Haha, if only Darcy was there, think he’s the only player in the team that wouldn’t make me look a midget stood beside them. I can confirm that they didn’t sit in and that their brown paper takeaway bags were pretty bulging. From my hazy memory I think the other players present were Watson, Dean and Ritchie and can only assume the front rowers were away to KFC for a bucket each.

  6. My Prediction of the squad to be announced this morning;

    40 man squad




    R.Gray? (Swinson or Cummings if still unfit)

    Barclay (hopefully back by round 3)





  7. WDD:
    Spotted Pierre Schoeman shopping in Debenhams. Can’t provide any information on what he was looking for, but I can say his winter jumper game is strong.

    Spotted fully training kitted Simon Hickey on his way into Tesco just before Christmas. He was carrying a large box but I didn’t spot what was in it. Perhaps returning an appliance he had planned to gift someone? Who knows…

    Song for Scotland:
    Out of the Blue by Scottish band Prides might be appropriate (though perhaps more so when we are playing in our away kit). Added bonus of the ‘Take the lead’ lyrics providing a ready made hashtag for the SRU’s prolific marketing team to exploit.

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