Bang­ing in the goals, lots of silky passes, best team in the world, we love our Scot­tish lassies...

Des urgesTar­tan Army to get be­hind team with new chants

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations - Dou­glas Dickie

King’s Park co­me­dian Des Clarke is hop­ing to help in­spire Scot­land’s women foot­ballers to glory this sum­mer – af­ter pen­ning a num­ber of catchy chants for the side.

Des, who at­tended Holy­rood Sec­ondary, teamed up with Vaux­hall Mo­tors, who spon­sor the na­tional team, to come up with the songs. Scot­land’s women will start their cam­paign on Wed­nes­day, July 19, against Eng­land. It is the first time the women’s side have qual­i­fied for the fi­nals and the first time a se­nior Scot­tish team has reached the fi­nals stage of an in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment since 1998.

Des recorded the fun chants at the world fa­mous Abbey Road stu­dio.

They in­clude chants rang­ing from ones for the whole team, to those for in­di­vid­ual play­ers, in­clud­ing Hiber­nian’s Joelle Mur­ray and Glas­gow City stars Leanne Ross and Jo Love.

Des said: “This is the first in­ter­na­tional foot­ball tour­na­ment for Scot­land for nearly 20 years and I couldn’t be prouder of our team.

“Writ­ing the chants was a fun chal­lenge. I had a blast play­ing around with the lyrics, and a right good laugh com­ing up with the rhymes.

“I hope the pub­lic en­joy learn­ing and sing­ing the chants as we all get be­hind the team this sum­mer and make some noise for our ladies.”

The songs are part of Vaux­hall’s #GetIN cam­paign to rally the fans to make some noise and get be­hind the play­ers for the com­pe­ti­tion, which starts on Sun­day in the Nether­lands.

To high­light the chants, the play­ers were taken back to some­where that helped them on their jour­ney.

You can see the re­sults in the pic­tures.

And if you fancy get­ting be­hind the girls this month, you could start with Des’s chant for the full squad: “Bang­ing in the goals, lots of silky passes, best team it the world, we love our Scot­tish lassies.”

●To learn the tunes, go to www.vaux­hall­foot­ball. co.uk/scot­land.

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