There's the Reds and there's the Greens
Super slicks and has beens,
They're accompanied by three men dressed in black,
One's a whistle, two are flags, and quite often they're the drags
Kick the ball into the goal, they put it back.

Yes Match of the Day's
The only way, to spend your Saturday

Each side's eleven men, with numbers on their backs
But at a distance they all tend to look the same
But some own their boutiques, well they clean up every week
Inciting riots, causing chaos, such a shame!

But Match of the Day's
The only way
We spend our Saturday

And that's not all, our mates the keepers
Slippin' and sliding in the mud
Arms as long as creepers

Send him off Ref' ***!!++??
Where are your specs Ref' +++***!!!
Kick you to death Ref' !!XX**??
Oi! Are you deaf Ref' X*+X*!!?

There's a few things before we go
That I think you ought to know
Obstruction, Body Checking, heavy tackles
So put on your hat and scarf
Have a drink, have a larf'
From the terrace you can see your men do battle

Yes Match of the Day's
The only way
You can spend your Saturday

Don't forget, the trainers with their sponges
Managers with open cheques, liquid business lunches

Send 'im off Ref' ***!!++??
Where are your specs Ref' !***&&&!!!
Kick you to death Ref' !!XX**??
Oi! Are you deaf Ref' X&+X&+!!?

...Phfff! Good game 'ey, Ron?...
...D'you see that goal in the Second Half? oh!...
...Bit of a dirty tackle that, mate!...
...I reckon I should've had a bet on it myself!...
...We paid 400, 000 pound for him, you realise that?...
...Oh - look out, here comes a bottle ...
...Yes, fancy a pint then? My round...

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"Match of the Day" as written by Phil Collins Michael Rutherford


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    General CommentNo hidden meanings here. A song about the delights of going to football (soccer) games. Written in the seventies it reflects the matchday experience of the time: Most games were played on a Saturday afternoon and there are references to hooliganism which was rife back then. Some things don't change - overpaid players, dodgy chairmen and, of course, insulting the referee. Despite all that is wrong, however, it is the only way to spend your Saturday. The song is suitably upbeat and jolly and probably doesn't quite work IMHO but full marks to the boys for effort!

    Not surprisingly the song never made the album Wind and Wuthering but was released as an EP along with Pigeons and Inside and Out.

    For those that don't know 'Match of the Day' is the name of the BBC's long running football highlights show.
    proggieon October 30, 2012   Link

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