The Fair Play Trophy (Again And Again And Again)

by MJ Hibbett & The Validators

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England are a team of virtuous Saints They exercise super-human restraint Their gentlemanly conduct leaves the opposition feeling moved They'll never swear and they'll never frown They'll never ever claim that they were wrongly taken down And maybe you might say that that's the reason they always lose. But we'll get the Fair Play Trophy once again. Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins We want the Fair Play Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin. I really hope that we get through the groups If we manage that i don't care what they do If we get beat by the Belgique then you won't see me cry We could get thrashed by Holland or Spain Or get knocked out on penalties by Germany again As long as we keep that stiff upper lip flying high Then we'll get the Fair Play Trophy once again. Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins We want the Fair Play Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin. And if we get to the final and win No matter what terrible drunken state we're in We will go back to the UEFA (or whatever they're called these days) And as a Nation we will say: Give us the Fair Play Trophy once again Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins We want the Fair Play Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin Test me for banned substances! Give us a pint, give us a pint, give us a grin Give us the Fair Play Trophy once again Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins We want the Fair Play Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin We'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin
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England are a team of virtuous Saints They exercise super-human restraint Their gentlemanly conduct leaves the opposition feeling moved They'll never swear and they'll never frown They'll never ever claim that they were wrongly taken down And maybe you might say that that's the reason they always lose. But we'll win the Fair Play Trophy once again. Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins We'll get the Fair Play Trophy once again, and face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin. I really hope that we get through the groups If they manage that i don't care what they do If we get beat by Mozambique then you won't see me cry We could get thrashed by Holland or Spain Or get knocked out on penalties by Germany again But as long as we keep that stiff upper lip flying high We'll get the Fair Play Trophy once again. Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins We'll get the Fair Play Trophy once again, and face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin. And if we get to the final and win No matter what terrible drunken state we're in We will take back the Jules Rimet And as a Nation we will say: We want the Fair Play Trophy once again. Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins Give us the Fair Play Trophy once again, and we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin
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England are a team of virtuous Saints They exercise super-human restraint Their gentlemanly conduct leaves the opposition feeling moved They'll never swear and they'll never frown They'll never ever claim that they were wrongly taken down And maybe you might say that's the reason they always lose. But we'll get the Fair Play Trophy once again. Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins We want the Fair Play Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin. Losing in the last sixteen's all right with me But I'd be perturbed if we came third behind the Swedes If we get as far as Niggata you won't see me cry If we're beaten by the Belgians or the Argentine Decide to make us look like regulars in Sunday five-a-side As long as we keep that stiff upper lip flying high We'll get the Fair Play Trophy once again. Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins We want the Fair Play Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin. If we get to the final and win No matter what terrible drunken state we're in We will take back the Jules Rimet (or whatever it's called these days) And as a Nation we will say: Give us the Fair Play Trophy once again Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins We want the Fair Play Trophy once again, and we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin So don't you worry about Beckham's foot Our boys are gonna play it by the book It doesn't matter who's in bed with Sven We're gonna get the Fair Play Trophy again Fair Play Trophy once again Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins We want the Fair Play Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin
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England are a team of virtuous Saints They exercise super-human restraint Their gentlemanly conduct leaves the opposition feeling moved They'll never swear and they'll never frown They'll never ever claim that they were wrongly taken down And maybe you might say that that's the reason they always lose. But we'll get the Fair Play Trophy once again. Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins We want the Fair Play Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin. I really hope that we get through the groups If we manage that i don't care what they do If we get beat by the Belgique then you won't see me cry We could get thrashed by Holland or Spain Or get knocked out on penalties by Germany again As long as we keep that stiff upper lip flying high Then we'll get the Fair Play Trophy once again. Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins We want the Fair Play Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin. And if we get to the final and win No matter what terrible drunken state we're in We will go back to the UEFA (or whatever they're called these days) And as a Nation we will say: Give us the Fair Play Trophy once again Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins We want the Fair Play Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin Test me for banned substances! Give us a pint, give us a pint, give us a grin Give us the Fair Play Trophy once again Because it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins We want the Fair Play Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin We'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin
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Alan Hansen says we'll make the last 8 teams I've got Switzerland to win it in the Office Sweep And it seems the portugese reserve goalkeeper's name is really Quim Sven appears to be a fan of Diamond Lights So all in all it makes it hard to stay polite But I know that that's a competition Eng-er-land are there to win But we'll get the fair play trophy once again Because it's the team that's the nicest That's the one that actually wins We want the fair play trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin The good news for tonight is that I hear the French Will be acting quite distracted and be slightly tense They've been banned from va-va-voom before the match by Jacques Santini They'll be scanning round the ground for any belle madames Un jolie femme'll catch his eye and so distract ZIDANE But David Beckham, as we know, will be behaving impeccably And we'll get the fair play trophy once again Because it's the team that's the nicest That's the one that actually wins We want the fair play trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin And if we can't get the french to concede Or if we bottle it, like the Portugese If commentators get to say when we play the Swiss (in their post match analaysis) A load of jokes about defensive holes, I'll still tell you this We'll get the fair play trophy once again Because it's the team that's the nicest That's the one that actually wins We want the fair play trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin We'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin
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So, i was sitting all agog watching Croatia France Scribbling on a bit of paper working out the maths Calculating different ways the game'd go and therefore what we need (to proceed) It's something I'm well used to from supporting the Posh When we're 2/3rds through the season hanging over the drop At least its nice to know the nation as a whole will now know how we feel When we win the Fair Play Trophy once again When it's the team that's the nicest that's the one who actually wins We'll get the Fair Play Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin For instance Chelsea fans who in the 89th Were winning by a goal would think that they would be all right They must have been surprised to find we're Derby County in disguise Still, we beat the Swiss although it must be said That it was more a rainy Friday night in Birkenhead Than anything to keep the Greeks from getting any sleep at night Still, we'll get the Fair Play Trophy once again Cos it's the team that's the nicest that's the one who actually wins We want the Fair Play Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin And Scholes, Rooney, James and Lampard Have all been shown the Yellow Card Which doesn't help us in our quest (to be the nicest if not the best) But if we're lovely to Croatia, we might still get To win the fair play trophy once again Cos it's the team that's the nicest that's the one who actually wins We want the Fair Play Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin We'll face the final in the pub with Francesco Totti and a cheesy grin
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Well, it might not have been the best idea of Sven's To spend 87 minutes playing in defence Due to Irish Blood, English Heart with Broken Meta-Tarsal, AND Like a compilation tape made in English Hell Add to Waddle Pierce and Southgate, Darius Vassell Sol Campbell robbed again and Beckham beaten by a pile of sand It was the same old story once again And if we're honest we were beaten by eleven slightly better men It was the same old story once again And we'll watch the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin Still we weren't the only ones, cos Italy Fell to Eurovision hands across the Kattegak Sea The Acropolis Apocalypse means Santini can visit Mrs Ledley King (in the maternity wing) And with the Germans gone here's a happy thought We'll be spoilt for choice for teams that we can still support I like the Czechs, cos Nedved looks the sort to wear his mittens on a piece of string (you know what i mean) And it's the same old story once again Choosing new nations we can cheer on so we've got an interest in the way the final's played Email me photoshopped pictures of that game And we'll watch the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin And as the football powers of Europe all change And we learn to pronounce a new range of names The English team could still win it, in 2006 Unless the referee is Swiss Then we'll get the Fairplay Trophy once again Cos it's the team that's the nicest that's the one who actually win Give us the Fairplay Trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin We'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin
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Well it's all nearly over, it's been bloody GRATE I've enjoyed it even though we only made the last eight Unlike Wimbledon it's watchable without having to shout for Tim But when Alan, Gary, Motty and Ian Wright go home We'll be left with disappointment cos we'll always know That there's one trophy that we'd hoped for that we thought that we were going to win They gave the Fairplay Trophy to the Dutch But UEFA made an error in their judgement as I see it because Dick Advacaat said "No Thank you very much" Which I don't think's very sporting, no, they should have given it to us Well there's been a lot to love since we were mugged by France Like Collina's smiling face and Phil Scolari's dance Rooney running down the middle and Bobby Robson getting all confused (come on lad, what are you going to do?) Maniche scoring from the corner and poor Italy The Czechs against the Dutch, the French losing to Greece Now my evenings will be free and I don't know what I am going to do Don't make me watch Big Brother yet again Don't make me try to watch the cricket and pretend I even care who wins The Olympics will not be the same But we'll watch the synchrosed swimming with a pint and a cheesy grin Here's my prediction for tonight Nuno Gomes will turn out to be Milan Baros in disguise The winners' gonna win it in the final minute of the night And the first half will be... not as good as the second Give us the Fair Play Trophy once again Cos it's the team that's the nicest that's the one that actually wins Give us the fair play trophy once again And we'll face the final in the pub with a pint and a cheesy grin We'll face the final in the pub confused by the Portugese cameramen with a cheesy grin

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A compilation of ALL of the versions of 'The Fair Play Trophy', along with two versions of our 'In The North Stand'

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released June 11, 2018

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MJ Hibbett & The Validators have performed live on Radio One, had a Record Of The Year in Rolling Stone, an Album Of The Day on 6Music, released one of the first ever viral videos, toured the UK and Europe, featured in an Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, and recorded a science fiction rock opera, all while maintaining their complete independence from outside record labels. ... more

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