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Fan records footie anthem down the pub

PUBLISHED: 09:37 11 February 2010 | UPDATED: 17:34 25 August 2010

A FORMER DJ hopes the terraces will be rocking to the sound of his song when England compete at the World Cup in South Africa this summer. Richard Edwin, 40 of The Spinney, in Swanley, recorded the song at the Golden Lion Pub, Bexleyheath, last week. H

A FORMER DJ hopes the terraces will be rocking to the sound of his song when England compete at the World Cup in South Africa this summer.

Richard Edwin, 40 of The Spinney, in Swanley, recorded the song at the Golden Lion Pub, Bexleyheath, last week.

He penned '2B or not 2B' six years ago and believes the track has all the right attributes to unite the country ahead of the tournament.

Mr Edwin claims the nation is divided over whether or not England has a realistic chance and that his song captures that feeling.

Previously the Football Association (FA) confirmed an official song would not be released this year, the first time since 1966.

The lifelong soccer fan who runs Game Raiders, in Lion Road, Bexleyheath, said:

"When you talk to people some say we can win some say we can't so this tune has something for everyone.

"No matter what people think, they will be able to sing along to this and fingers crossed we hear it on the terraces in South Africa.

"I am not saying if I think we can win it, but let's just say there are only three teams in the world I would fear at the moment.

"The plan is to get over there because this could be a chance to watch England silence some doubters."

The Leeds United fan who has managed underage sides at Erith Town and is currently involved in Charlton Athletic's anti-racism campaign, Kick it Out, also hopes sales of the song will benefit youngsters.

Last summer he did some volunteer work for the charity Action for Kids and has pledged to donate half of any profits to their cause.

He said: "I had a great time when I was with them and it would be nice to give something back to what is a very worthwhile cause.

"There are thousands of charities worldwide but because this is a song for the England football team it would be nice to give something to a national cause."

The video is also likely to make the Bexleyheath pub famous throughout the country if he achieves some success.

Mr Edwin and a group of friends filmed the video in the Golden Lion pub on Tuesday, February 2.

It is due to be released in March.


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