Where would football be without chants? They give fans an opportunity express a bit of personality while supporting their club, and the atmosphere in ground would be fairly flat without them.
With Fernando Torres announcing his retirement today, we were reminded of the fantastic chant that would ring around Anfield when he was at Liverpool. Balls editor Michael McCarthy believes it to be the greatest football chant of all time, something that sparked a huge debate in the office.
To settle the issue, we took to social media to get the opinions of Balls readers on the subject.
So what is the greatest football chant of all time? Here's some of the suggestions we received.
1.You can't beat a classic.
He's bald , he's shit , he plays when no one's fit , Pascal Cygon
— michael coghlan (@mikeydepikey) June 21, 2019
2. We're big fans of this one
To the tune of Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong:
Alex Dimitri Song Billong
He plays the holding role
He scores the occasional goal
— Ben Kiely (@TheJivemaster) June 21, 2019
3. This Luis Garcia effort is magnificent
He drinks sangria,
He came from Barca, to Liverpool
He’s five foot seven
He’s football heaven
So please don’t take my Luis away
— John Healium (@TriCanHealium) June 21, 2019
4. Probably Robbie Keane's only legacy at Liverpool
He’s small , he’s red , he speaks like Father Ted , Robbie Keane , Robbie Keane....
— Vincent Osborne (@VinnyMourinho) June 21, 2019
5. Number one is Gary Breen!
“We all dream of a team of Gary Breens”
— Richie McCormack (@richiemcc) June 21, 2019
6. This one nearly fits a bit too well...
7. We had to have a bit of Glenn Whelan in here
We’ve got Imbula, Shaqiri and Affelay.
Everybody needs a Whelan in the middle,
everybody needs a whelan #Scfc
— Stephen Murphy (@skubasteve1) June 21, 2019
8. This is a belter
"Leighton Baines, I bet you think this song is about you"
— Pete (@petes_sake) June 21, 2019
Here some of the suggestions we had in the office.
9. A classic from the Newcastle supporters
"Sunday, Monday, Habib Beye. Tuesday, Wednesday, Habib Beye. Thursday, Friday, Habib Beye. Saturday, Habib Beye, rockin' all week with you!"
10. Birmingham City adored a rejuvenated Emile Heskey at the club
"There's only one Emile Heskey, one Emile Heskey. He used to be shite, but now he's all right, Walking in a Heskey wonderland."
11. We all need more Djimi Traore in our lives
"Don't blame it on the Biscan, don't blame it on the Hamann, don't blame it on the Finnan, blame it on Traore. He just can't, he just can't, he just can't control his feet."
Vote for your favourite below.