By Chris Wright
Bands/musicians sponsoring football teams is nothing new. In fact we’ve seen Goldie Lookin’ Chain , Wet Wet Wet and even Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown plastering their names across the front of football strips in the past, but perhaps the most unlikely confluence betwixt music and football was between hardcore 90s ravemongers The Prodigy and Eastleigh Reds, an U13s side from Hampshire.
The story goes that, back in early 2012, Prodigy mainman Liam Howlett caught wind of the fact that Eastleigh Reds’ coach Chris Chapman pepped his young charges up before games by cranking up Prodigy track ‘Warrior’s Dance’ in their dressing room before games.
After being tipped off by a music journalist whose son played for