To be fair, this ditty is probably better than 90 per cent of the entries on last night’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Irish band the Corrigan Brothers have produced a jolly little number to coincide with the end of the football season and to back the strong claim that Tony Pulis has to being named Manager of the Year.
The Corrigan Brothers have charted all over the world with their international hit There’s No One As Irish As Barack O’Bama.
The Brothers have amassed tens of millions of You Tube hits as well as playing for the US President.
They say that they were inspired to write their latest song to show their support for Pulis as the end-of-season gongs are handed out.
Guitarist Brian Corrigan said, “What Tony Pulis has done this season to keep Palace up has been amazing, he had an impossible task when he joined in November and delivered five Premier League wins in a row on April 19. There is no better managerial performance in world football this year.”
Their tribute to Pulis is due to be released later this week, and the band say that they hope to get the chance to perform it to Pulis once he is named Manager of the Year.
Pulis’s claim to the Manager of the Year title has had the backing of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, but he will need to be judged against the competing claims of Manuel Pellgrini, who seems likely to see Manchester City to the Premier League title this afternoon, or Brendan Rodgers, who has revitalised Liverpool’s footballing traditions with great success.
Pulis, of course, has had to get by with a transfer budget equivalent to cost of a City left-back’s right foot, and a salary bill that is probably less than the Liverpool squad’s bar bill on a good Saturday night out.
Pulis took over a month after Ian Holloway left the club, with Palace rooted to the foot of the league table. Today they play their final game of the league season at Craven Cottage against relegated Fulham, secure in 11th place in the table on 44pts.
The Corrigan Brothers’ song includes lyrics such as:
Pelligrini’s done well
and so has Mourhino
but the Palace man
has been the real Hero
Listen to the song here…
Coming to Croydon
- South Norwood local election hustings, May 12
- Thornton Heath local election hustings, May 14
- Norwood Society Talk: West Norwood – a place of change, May 15
- David Lean Cinema: The Invisible Woman, May 15
- Broad Green local election hustings, May 15
- Coulsdon West local election hustings, May 16
- Mrs McMoon and Signor Baffo at Stanley Halls, May 17
- Croydon RFC charity memorial day, May 17
- Coulsdon East local election hustings, May 19
- St Giles’ primary school open morning, May 21
- David Lean Cinema: The Rocket, May 22
- Greek Myths: stories and mask-making, May 27
- Howard Marks: Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe, May 29
- David Lean Cinema: Dallas Buyers Club, May 29
- Tales from Ancient Greece, Upper Norwood Library, May 29
- Upper Norwood Library Book Club, May 31
- Stitch Pitch quilting workshop, Upper Norwood Library, June 2
- Croydon Tech City “summit”, June 6
- Lakes Playground Action Group fun day, June 14
- Elm Tree Cottage garden open day, June 15
- Norwood Society Talk: The Concrete Church, June 19
- Classic Car Show at Purley Rotary Fields, June 22
- Crystal Palace Overground Festival, June 26-29
- South Norwood Allotments open day, June 28
- Elm Tree Cottage garden open day, Aug 10
- Norwood Society Talk: War Memorials, Sep 18
- Norwood Society Talk: From Fire Station to Theatre, Oct 16
- Norwood Society Talk: Lambeth’s Archives, Nov 20
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