Nottingham’s rallying cry for the World Cup..

I’m a bit of a grinch when it comes to football music, unless of course it happens to be these spectacular efforts – or, indeed, if it involves John Barnes rapping.  So I quite surprised myself to actually enter into the spirit of fun that appeared to be involved in this Nottingham-themed World Cup song by Phil Rostance and the Marshall band.

It certainly fits the bill of feel-good cheese, and with involvement from Forest, County, Mansfield, The Nottingham Panthers, Carl Froch and the Trent FM guys (even Billy Davies is there on the vid), it’s certainly endorsed well by local sporting and media luminaries.  It even has an unlikely almost-rap section – sure, it’s no John Barnes, but you can’t have everything.

Should you want to possess this masterpiece (and I’m not sure I do, really, sorry guys!), then it can be purchased here.  You can pick up physical copies at the Tourist Information Centre in Nottingham, the Forest reception, County club shop, Mansfield Town, the Panthers shop at the Ice Arena or at the Vic Centre information desk.

Whilst musically it might not be my bag (rap section notwithstanding), it is raising money for two great causes – so I will be availing myself of a copy.  The Shine Foundation and the Nottingham University Hospital Charity are the great causes being supported by this single release.