Three’s new TV campaign
Diarmaid Walsh writes
The campaign evokes hope and positivity, acknowledging the commitment of the supporters and also the team’s quest for success. Underpinned by Irish band, The Stunning’s classic 90s anthem “Brewing Up a Storm”, the campaign is a rallying call to all supporters to get behind the Irish team, reminding them why they love football…
Featuring: Big Jack and legions of women fans (happy face).
Ha! Not too bad. As you say, a bit light on the female representation, there, but I like the tip of the hat to the old ‘Tá siad ag teacht’ ad…
I liked that bit too :)
Having been to Poznan in 2012 I would say the female participation in this advert was far fetched fantasy.
I’d say Blue Öyster Cult would have a fair chance of winning a copyright infringement suit on that song
Oh… do go on…. please :)
The riff bears more of a similarity to (Don’t fear) The Reaper than the opening bars of Stairway to Heaven do to Taurus and that lawsuit is going strong!
Eh? Is that not The Stunning playing their ‘greatest’ hit?
When I played it for my husband and son just now they both thought it was (Don’t Fear) The Reaper at first…
I remember a similar sentiment when it first came out back in the day.
I love the lies we tell ourselves.
Like other countries love us and we are great craic.
Not enough drinking and puking in this I’m afraid.
Everybody loves me.
I’m great craic.
I’m not so sure about you though.
Football fans, football fans,
We are all football fans.
The team names and colours vary
But we are all the same.
Football fans, football fans
Pretending that we care who wins
But whatever happens
Nothing ever changes.
We are the football fans
Football fans, footballs fans.
Announcing our identity
To no observable purpose.
Italia ’90 was great fun.
So was my first E.
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