Martyn McLaughlin: US-inspired music drowning out fan culture
There are few atmospheres as unpredictable or joyous as that forged by a football crowd. I cannot remember the scoreline or even the opposition when I attended my first Greenock Morton match at the age of five, but what stuck with me was the Cowshed’s full-throated rendition of Renato Pagliari’s version of O Sole Mio, better known as the soundtrack to the Walls Cornetto adverts.
Inverclyde in the 1980s was not the obvious fit for a dash of Venetian decadence, but perhaps for that very reason, it persisted. To this day, it is regarded as one of the club’s unofficial anthems, carried on anew... read more
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