In a tradition dating back to 2008, TFC celebrates the AFL’s Grand Final with a program dedicated to our winter heroes. Each team has a song and even the umps get a look in.
So whether you are a “Catter” or resolutely non footballingly feline here is the playlist in all its excruciating glory.
Golden Brown (Hawthorn) – The Stranglers
Eagle (West Coast) – ABBA
The Devil Is A Woman (Melbourne) – Herb Jeffries
Deep Purple (Fremantle) – Nino Tempo & April Stevens
Cell Block Tango (Port Adelaide) – Cast Chicago
Now this is really pushing it. Port’s traditional guernsey (which it still plays in the SANFL) looks like this.
Collingwood won’t agree to this design being worn in the AFL – except in heritage games – but it remains the club’s iconic uniform…and it’s known as the jailbars, hence this track. Trust me.
Twee-Twee-Tweet (Adelaide) – Cab Calloway
The Crows celebrated by a noted japestar of the big band and jazz scene in Harlem.
O Passo Do Kangaru (North Melbourne) – Carmen Miranda
This is a very, very long bow – but where would TFC AND footy be without Carmen Miranda??
Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues (Carlton) – Lena Horne
Taste Of Blood (Sydney/South Melbourne) – Mazzy Star
The Swans are also known as the Bloods hence the track.
Rouge Et Noir (Essendon) – Cast Les Miserables
Thunder & Lightning (The Tradition) – National Band Of New Zealand
I Can Do Without You (The Umpires) – Doris Day & Howard Keel
It’s not easy being an ump … or a ref in other codes. The target of constant abuse and never celebrated. So this is for the men in fluoro.
Kicks (What It’s All About) – Jolie Jenkins, Audrey Klinger & Lynette Perry
If I Lose (For The Supporters) – The Stanley Brothers
Lion In Your Bed (Brisbane/Fitzroy) – Edward Guglielmino
White & Black Blues (Collingwood) – Joelle Ursull
Doggin’ Around (Western Bulldogs) – Jackie Wilson
Black & Gold (Richmond) – Sam Sparro
Ben (Special bonus Punt Road track) – Michael Jackson
One of this year’s BIG footy stories was the arrival of Ben Cousins at Richmond after his drug travails in WA.
The Saint (St Kilda) – Cyril Stapleton & The Eliminators
The theme from a 1960s TV show starring Roger Moore. He was debonair man about town who solved international crime. The program’s logo was appropriated by St Kilda for a period.
Josie & The Pussycats (Geelong) – Juliana & Tanya Donnelly
So we salute this year’s Premier AND dip our lid to the Hanna–Barbera Studios
Leaps & Bounds (The MCG) – Paul Kelly