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What’s your favourite footy chant?

FC Halifax Town fans

FC Halifax Town fans

FC Halifax Town fans may have Lee Gregory, but when it comes to football chants West Ham supporters are top of the league.

The Shaymen faithful have created a few memorable choruses of their own including ‘We All Go Where The Shaymen Go’, ‘We’ve Got Lee Gregory’ in honour of Town’s star striker and ‘You’re Not Lee Gregory’ at any opposition forward who misses the target.

But Hammers fans have have taken the honours in a search for the best football chant of the past decade, with a verse about Rio Ferdinand’s spell on the bench for missing a drugs test.

The winning chant by Hammers fans was aimed at their own former player who had gone on to play for Manchester United but had received a ban, forcing him to sit on the sidelines. They sang, to the tune of Duran Duran’s hit Rio: “His name is Rio and he watches from the stand.”

FC Halifax fans have already been sending in, including @keir_watkinson, who said: “Shoes off if you love the Town! Shoes off if you Love the Town!”

@miss_s_b said: “Huddersfield Town fans have a chant that goes to the tune of Anarchy in the UK. It’d be hard to beat that.”

Top 10 wittiest chants from the past decade:

1. “His name is Rio and he watches from the stand” - West Ham fans to Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand, sung to the tune of Duran Duran’s Rio.

2. “When you’re sat in row Z, and the ball hits your head, that’s Zamora, that’s Zamora” - Fulham supporters hail their striker Bobby Zamora, sung to the tune of Dean Martin’s That’s Amore.

3. “You should have stayed on the telly” - Newcastle United fans to Alan Shearer, when the Match of the Day pundit led the team to relegation as manager.

4. “He’s fast, he’s red, he talks like Father Ted, Robbie Keane” - Liverpool fans on the club’s striker.

5. “Your teeth are offside, your teeth are offside, Luis Suarez, your teeth are offside” - Manchester United fans singing about Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.

6. “Deep fry yer pizzas, we’re gonna deep fry yer pizzas” - Scotland fans to Italy’s supporters in a World Cup qualifier in March 2007.

7. “Chelsea, wherever you may be, keep your wife from John Terry” - Chelsea fans saluted their captain Terry after his affair with former team-mate Wayne Bridge’s ex-girlfriend, sung to the tune of Lord Of The Dance.

8. “John Carew, Carew. He likes a lap-dance or two. He might even pay for you. John Carew, Carew” - Aston Villa fans sang this about their player, to the Que Sera Sera song.

9. “Fat Eddie Murphy, you’re just a fat Eddie Murphy” - Newcastle United fans used this heckle on then-Chelsea player Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

10. “You only live round the corner” - Fulham to Manchester United supporters, a chant now sung by many other London teams when they play at home to United.

 

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